Browns Trade WR Josh Gordon to Patriots for 5th-Round Pick

Sep 9, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon (12) makes a catch during warmups before the game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

The Josh Gordon experience is finally over for the Cleveland Browns. GM John Dorsey dealt the oft-troubled wide receiver to the New England Patriots for a draft pick in 2019.

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, the pick will be a fifth-round choice. However, if Gordon isn’t active for 10 games the Browns will send back an undisclosed late-round pick to New England.

Gordon’s departure comes after he violated the team’s trust in him and was sent home with a hamstring issue on Saturday. “Flash” injured himself in a non-team promotional appearance and reportedly didn’t look himself when he showed up for the team’s trip to New Orleans.

The supernova burned bright. Gordon led the NFL in receiving yards in 2013, his second season with the Browns. Unfortunately, the star quickly faded.

In the five seasons since his epic breakout, two of which he missed entirely due to drug-related suspensions, Gordon caught just 43 passes for 655 yards and two TDs. He made just one catch in the Week 1 tie with Pittsburgh.

SOURCE: Browns Wire – Jeff Risdon