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Report: Patriots Expect to Release WR Josh Gordon in 'One to Two Weeks' After Return From IR


Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon is expected to be ready to play in "one to two weeks," according to ESPN's Josina Anderson

Gordon was placed on Injured Reserve on Oct. 23 due to a knee injury, but he will not play for the Patriots when he is healthy. New England used a "minor designation" for Gordon's injury, meaning it "has to release [Gordon] upon his return to health," per Anderson.

Gordon has battled a left knee injury throughout 2019. He exited New England's win over the Giants on Oct. 10 due to his injured knee, and he did not play in the Patriots win over the Jets on Oct. 21.

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The Patriots acquired Gordon in a deal with Cleveland in September 2018. The 2013 All-Pro played 17 games in New England, tallying 60 catches for 1,007 yards and four touchdowns. 

Gordon can be claimed on waivers if he is released by the Patriots after Thursday's trade deadline. 

The Patriots will face the Browns on Sunday as New England looks to improve to 8–0 in 2019. Kickoff from Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. is slated for 4:25 p.m. ET.