Despite the multiple teams that reportedly showed interest in Gordon, Cleveland could not come to terms on a trade that was worth it to them, until New England came around. Reports came out on Saturday that Gordon had requested a trade to either the Dallas Cowboys or San Francisco 49ers. Neither of those teams could make anything happen, despite Dak Prescott and Jimmy Garoppolo both needing another weapon on their receiving core.
New England will pay Gordon the remaining $697,058 on his contract, as he will be a restricted free agent at season's end. That gives the Patriots the ability to tender him if they want to.
New England cut ties with wide receiver Corey Coleman to make room for their new receiver, as they continue to look for help for Tom Brady. The Super Bowl winning QB is without one of his favorite targets, Julian Edelman, for two more games due to a PED suspension. His team is coming off a tough loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, where Chris Hogan caught the only two touchdowns of the game for New England.
Gordon has been quite the character off the field, and combined with his injury and legal issues, he just was not worth the money anymore for Cleveland. Despite the injuries that kept him off the field in the first two weeks, he is said to be healthy enough to play on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. There is no official word on if he will make his team debut that night.