FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The Patriots placed Josh Gordon on injured reserve Wednesday, ending the receiver’s run in New England.
Gordon had been playing through a left knee injury and then was knocked out of the team’s Oct. 10 win over the Cheap New York Giants Jerseys when he injured the knee while attempting to make a tackle after a Patriots fumble. He missed New England’s 33-0 win over the Cheap New York Jets Jerseys on Monday.
Through six games, Gordon had been starting alongside Julian Edelman and totaled 20 catches for 287 yards and one touchdown.
The move caught some close to the situation — and possibly Gordon himself — by surprise, sources told ESPN. He responded to an Instagram post on the news with the word “interesting.”
Although Gordon’s season with the Patriots is over, there is a possibility that he could play for another team.
The Patriots used the “minor” injured reserve designation with him, signifying a more minor injury, which means the team has to release him upon his return to health.
If this happens after Tuesday’s trade deadline, Gordon would be subject to waivers, any team could put in a claim for him, and he could be on a roster at that time.
Patriots In Tight Spot
According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Tom Brady has completed 14 tight-window passes to Josh Gordon. He has 14 tight-window completions to all other wide receivers combined the past two seasons:
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots defensive end Michael Bennett addressed reporters Wednesday for the first time since returning from a weeklong team suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.
“It’s America. You can voice your opinion about how you feel about certain situations. That’s what I did,” Bennett said of what he previously described as a “philosophical disagreement” with defensive line coach Bret Bielema.
Asked what he took away from the suspension, as he missed the team’s 33-0 win over the New York Jets, Bennett said, “I didn’t take away nothing. I got suspended. Lost money. What am I supposed to take away from that? There’s no love lost. It’s just how it is.”
he next day, he had the disagreement with Bielema, which sources said came in front of other players.
Bennett’s playing time has declined sharply since he started the season opener against the Cheap Pittsburgh Steelers Jerseys and was on the field for a season-high 39 snaps.
“Just playing is always one thing,” Bennett said when asked whether it has been hard to be himself with the Patriots, “but not playing is always another thing.”
The Cheap NFL Jerseys trade deadline is Tuesday.
“It is what it is, man,” Bennett said when asked whether he’s happy in New England. “It’s up to the team [about the possibility of being traded], how they feel about it. I like playing here.”
The Patriots (7-0) host the Cheap Cleveland Browns Jerseys on Sunday, and Bennett is expecting to play, which he relayed is his regular approach.
“It’s always an adjustment when you’re not playing, just getting used to it,” Bennett said of adjusting to playing fewer snaps. “But we’re winning, and that’s the most important thing for me as a teammate. But I think as an individual, you always want to play more and make some more plays. So it’s always that great balance between both.”
Bennett has 5 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 1 pass defended in six games. In that six-game span, he had been on the field for 133 of 374 defensive snaps (35.6%).
“Just be myself. You can’t really bite your tongue,” Bennett said of his mindset. “Nobody else bites your tongue in the league. Everybody says how they feel. Just say how I feel and move on from it. We’re just all human. We all go through our own situations. You can have conversations and move on from it, and that’s how I feel about it.”
Bennett said he wasn’t sure whether he was on good terms with the coaching staff.
“I don’t know,” he said. “You have to ask them.”
Earlier in the day, when Bennett’s suspension was brought up, coach Bill Belichick said the team has other things to concern itself with.
“We’re on to this week. We’ve moved past a lot of things this week,” Belichick said. “We’re on to the Browns.”
Gordon, according to a source, believes he isn’t too far from a return to health.
The Cheap New England Patriots Jerseys, meanwhile, have Edelman, Phillip Dorsett and newly acquired Mohamed Sanu atop the depth chart. Also, first-round draft choice N’Keal Harry is eligible to play Nov. 3 against Cheap Baltimore Ravens Jerseys after being designated to return off injured reserve (knee).
Undrafted free agents Jakobi Meyers and Gunner Olszewski round out the depth chart.
Gordon is eligible for unrestricted free agency after the season. He was indefinitely suspended at the end of last season for violating the terms of his conditional reinstatement under the league’s substance abuse policy. Commissioner Roger Goodell lifted that ban on Aug. 16, allowing Gordon to open the season on the active roster.
The Patriots are expected to use their final designated-to-return spot on offensive tackle Isaiah Wynn, which would mean that Gordon’s season with the Patriots is over. Teams can designate only two players to return off IR.