As we learned last week, after seven years of trying to make it work, the Cleveland Browns decided to officially throw in the towel on talented but troubled wide receiver Josh Gordon, which means/meant that it wouldn't be too long before he was someone else's problem/steal (depending on the direction his career goes from here).
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the team that will take a chance by acquiring Gordon is none other than the New England Patriots. In return, the Browns will get a fifth-round pick, with Schefter saying that it was originally supposed to be a sixth-rounder but for the tiny technicality that the Patriots won't have a sixth-round selection this year. Additionally, New England will get a seventh-rounder back if Gordon fails to play ten games. It's doubtful Belichick and Co. will be sweating any of these scenarios either way:
Schefter also added that Gordon's hamstring is healthy enough for him to play in New England's Sunday night game that'll kick off six days from now against Detroit:
Shortly after Schefter's tweets, the Browns confirmed the news in their own (brief) posting that seemed like a good metaphor for settling for disappointment:
Schefter added that other teams that were in on Gordon included Dallas, Washington, and San Francisco: