CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Browns have traded Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots.
The Browns made the news official on Monday afternoon. Cleveland will receive the 2019 fifth-round draft pick; the Patriots will receive Gordon and a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick.
We've traded WR Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots. pic.twitter.com/2eYO4A69jq
— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 17, 2018
Both Ian Rapoport and Adam Schefter first reported the news.
A source told Schefter Gordon is “healthy enough from his strained hamstring to play Sunday vs. the Lions.”
And so the Patriots give up a 5th-round pick to get Josh Gordon and get back a late-round pick if he isn't active for 10 games, per sources.
Tom Brady has a new target.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 17, 2018
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 17, 2018
After the trade was announced, Gordon posted this photo on Instagram:
The Browns announced over the weekend they were parting ways with Gordon, who has appeared in only 11 games over the last four-plus seasons because of substance abuse issues.
The Browns on Monday also announced they signed WR Rod Streater.