REPORT: Browns Trade WR Josh Gordon to Patriots | Def Pen
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Josh Gordon (Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)

Off-field issues have sidelined Josh Gordon for the better part of the last five seasons. The Browns originally selected him in the supplemental draft back in 2012 and he exploded on the scene almost immediately. In his first 30 games with the Browns he hauled in 137 catches, over 2,400 yards and 14 touchdowns. The future seemed bright for Gordon but his demons came along with him from his days at Baylor.

His skill was great enough to keep him in the conversation among the NFL’s best receivers but drug and alcohol-related incidents along with a pair of stints in rehab limited him to only 12 games over the last five seasons. A recent incident with the Browns medical staff reportedly was the deciding factor for the team electing to move on from Gordon following a questionable appearance at the team facility before their week two game. Cleveland initially planned on releasing Gordon on Monday but they found a suitor for the former All-Pro pass catcher in the New England Patriots.

Following comes from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Adam Schefter and Field Yates of ESPN.

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