Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon has been traded to the Patriots

The Cleveland Browns traded Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots

He missed training camp to receive treatment and the Browns were cautiously optimistic he would help them this season. He revealed Gordon's injured hamstring is healthy enough for the wideout to play in the team's Week 3 matchup with the Detroit Lions.

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The Browns made the decision to part ways with Gordon on Saturday, after he showed up nursing a hamstring injury created away from football.

He's joining one of the most stable and successful organizations in pro sports, and Gordon has financial motivations to produce.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) catches a touchdown as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Cameron Sutton (20) defends during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. He has recorded 127 receptions for 1,755 yards and 10 touchdowns.

In 2013, Gordon, a former second-round pick, had 87 catches for 1,646 yards and nine touchdowns, despite playing with quarterbacks Jason Campbell and Brandon Weeden.

The Patriots are extremely thin at the wide receiver position now, and as such, they're going to make a play at a very talented player that just never really panned out.

Despite his past issues, Gordon was welcomed back by the Browns late last season.

New England is thin at wide receiver and will be without Julian Edelman for two more games as he finishes serving his four-game suspension for violating the league's performance enhancing drug policy.

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