Gordon participated in his first Patriots practice Wednesday and wore No. 10.
Less than three weeks after being released by New England, the return specialist and cornerback re-signed with the team that drafted him in the second round in 2016.
The Patriots system is as rigid as they come in the NFL.
With all of the talent that he has, the Browns have held on to Gordon despite him serving multiple suspensions.
Bill Belichick may refuse to talk about Josh Gordon joining the New England Patriots. He has been suspended multiple times for violating the league's substance abuse policy, missing the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons before returning a year ago.
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If Josh Gordon can stay on the right path, FS1's Skip Bayless thinks he has a potential Hall Of Fame career ahead of him.
"I know he was a monster then, and he's still a monster now", linebacker Dont'a Hightower said.
The Patriots have brought in several new faces since the season began, creating a constant jumbling on the depth chart. Gordon should certainly be motivated to prove that he is still one of the best in the game, and he will now be playing on one of the best teams in the NFL.
The proximity to Brady may be an effort to get the receiver up to speed while making sure Gordon doesn't spin out of control. I think it's possible he would be that guy in a little different package. "So we'll see how it goes this week and hopefully he can work hard, put the team first and end up helping us in any role that he can find for himself on the team".
Notes: Starting DE Trey Flowers and S Patrick Chung both missed practice with concussions. He hasn't missed a regular-season game with the Patriots since Week 16 of the 2015 season...