Ian Rapoport on D&K: Josh Gordon not in Patriots' plans right now

Ryan Hannable
July 20, 2019 - 9:56 am
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With training camp less than a week away, there hasn't been much of an update on Josh Gordon, who remains indefinitely suspended by the NFL.

Gordon did sign his tender with the Patriots this offseason, so if he is reinstated he would be on their roster.

Appearing on Dale & Keefe Friday, NFL Media's Ian Rapoport discussed Gordon's status and noted as of now he isn't in the Patriots' plans, although he noted the team would welcome him back if he is reinstated.

"Josh Gordon, I don't know. I know that for the Patriots, it's not something that they're talking about every day," he said. "It's not a guy who's in their plans right now. I think that they would certainly welcome him back if he showed that he's going to be a better version -- as a person, I'm talking about -- a better version of the one they got last year. I just don't know that he's actually going to get reinstated, prove to the Patriots that he has turned the corner, that he's a different person, show that he's in the right frame of mind.

"As always with Josh Gordon, the talent is incredible. We've seen probably one-tenth of it, honestly. But there's always so much that goes into it. I think the Patriots know better than to say this is a guy we're counting on for next season."

Gordon played in 11 games with the Patriots last season and finished with 40 receptions for 720 yards and three touchdowns.

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