Patriots

Patriots

The Patriots offense took another hit Wednesday when the team placed wide receiver Josh Gordon on injured reserve thanks to a knee injury.

The news broke Wednesday afternoon (and is on the league's transaction wire) shortly after the Patriots released their first Week 8 injury report ahead of Sunday's matchup with the Cleveland Browns. Gordon was among four Patriots players who didn't practice Wednesday. 

The veteran wide receiver suffered a knee injury in New England's Week 6 win over the New York Giants and didn't play in the Week 7 victory against the New York Jets.

Gordon finishes the season with 20 receptions for 287 yards and one touchdown in six games. His loss is a huge blow to the team's wide receiver depth, which has been a concern most of the season. The Patriots did trade for Atlanta Falcons wideout Mohamed Sanu on Tuesday, but it will take him some time to learn the offense and build chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady.

Gordon joins N'Keal Harry, David Andrews, James Develin, Isaiah Wynn, Stephen Gostkowski, Brandon King, and Hjalte Froholdt — among others — on IR, though Harry returned to practice last week and, if activated from injured reserve, would be able to play as early as Week 9 versus the Baltimore Ravens.

The full injury Wednesday reports for both the Patriots and Browns are listed below.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (7-0)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Josh Gordon, Knee/Ankle
TE Ryan Izzo, Concussion
TE Matt LaCosse, Knee
G Shaq Mason, Ankle

 

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
RB Rex Burkhead, Foot
S Patrick Chung, Heel/Chest
WR Phillip Dorsett, Hamstring
WR Julian Edelman, Chest
WR Gunner Olszewski, Ankle/Hamstring

FULL PARTICIPATION
No Players Listed.

CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-4)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE
S Damarious Randall, Hamstring

LIMITED PARTICIPATION
T Kendall Lamm, Knee

FULL PARTICIPATION
WR Odell Beckham, Jr., Groin
DT Daniel Ekuale, Concussion
QB Baker Mayfield, Hip
CB Denzel Ward, Hamstring
CB Greedy Williams, Hamstring

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