Why was Bill Belichick so tight-lipped - even more than he normally is, and that's saying something - about the Patriots' acquisition of troubled receiver Josh Gordon?
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Perhaps the Patriots coach saw it as a transgression that the Browns put out a press release on the trade Monday before it actually had been finalized.
We've traded WR Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots. pic.twitter.com/2eYO4A69jq— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) September 17, 2018
The Patriots then re-opened the deal and got the seventh-round pick that assured that had been conditional.
So apparently on Wednesday the final unresolved term in the Josh Gordon deal was the Patriots squeezing the Browns to sweeten the pot under a threat that New England would renege.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 20, 2018
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Watch the video above for more on the Gordon deal.