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Bill Belichick on Josh Gordon: 'His role is expanding weekly'

Ryan Hannable
October 16, 2018 - 2:10 pm
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On Sunday against the Chiefs, Josh Gordon played 63 (81 percent) of the snaps, which is a huge increase from 18 in each of his first two games with the Patriots.

Gordon finished Sunday's game with a team-high nine targets and five receptions for 42 yards.

On a conference call Tuesday, Bill Belichick acknowledged Gordon's role is growing every week, but snap counts shouldn't be the only thing that go into it.

"I think each week his role has increased in practice and as far as the number of different things that he feels comfortable and we're comfortable with him doing," Belichick said. "I think it'll continue to go that way. That may not necessarily correlate exactly to number of snaps. I mean we don’t sit there and count snaps during the game. I would just say that his role is expanding weekly and we'll just see how it all plays out."

As for the overall passing game, Belichick feels it's continuing to grow.

"I think our passing game is improving," he said. "I don’t think it's where it needs to be or is where we want it to be yet but its improving. Hopefully it'll continue to improve."

In three games with the Patriots, Gordon has nine catches for 124 yards and a touchdown.

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