Patriots Players React On Josh Gordon’s Latest Instagram Post
November 9, 2019
The New England Patriots decided to give up on Josh Gordon despite all the struggles he had with the NFL and his suspensions. The Patriots placed him on injured reserve just to waive him. Gordon signed with the Seattle Seahawks last week right after he was released by the New England Patriots. Gordon took to his Instagram account and delivered a huge message with an inspirational quote. The post attracted the attention of several Patriots players, including Shaq Mason, Elandon Roberts and Terrence Brooks. New Orleans Saints star Michael Thomas was there, too.
The receiver hasn’t played since suffering his knee injury in the Patriots game against the New York Giants on Oct. 10. Gordon is expected to play with the Seattle Seahawks Monday night when the team plays the undefeated San Francisco 49ers.
Gordon’s move to Seattle describes the
second time in two years. Gordon left the game in December to take care of his
mental health, and was then hit with an indefinite ban from the NFL over a
repeat violation of the NFL’s drug policy. The league reinstated Gordon in
August, and made him eligible to return to the Patriots for the season opener. The
former Cleveland Browns star was able to catch 20 passes for 287 yards and one
score in six games.
The Seahawks have been in the market for
receiving help opposite Tyler Lockett and rookie D.K. Metcalf. Wilson wished to
have Gordon join the Seahawks. The 6-foot-3 wideout is a unique talent to
expand the Seahawks offense as confirmed by coach Pete Carroll. Let’s not
forget that Gordon was available via waivers and because the Seahawks were 28th
on the waiver priority list. In other words, at least 27 other teams didn’t
even try to sign the 28-year-old receiver.
Gordon has 720 receiving yards and three
touchdowns with the Patriots in 2018 after playing one game with the Browns. In
2013, he had 1,600-yard campaign in Cleveland. Well, Gordon struggled with a
lot of suspensions for substance abuse.
The receiver didn’t have a chance to
stay in Tom Brady’s team, and they are the only team that wanted to sign him