Trent Brown

Trent Brown tries to recruit Patriots WR Josh Gordon to Raiders in Instagram comment

Trent Brown tries to recruit Patriots WR Josh Gordon to Raiders in Instagram comment

The New England Patriots placed Josh Gordon on injured reserve Wednesday, and his career with the team could be ending in the near future.

Gordon has a knee injury, but NFL Media's Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday the veteran wide receiver "believes he's close to returning to play." What would happen when Gordon is ready to play? A return to the Patriots doesn't seem likely, as NFL Media's Ian Rapoport explains:

If Gordon is waived, the worst teams in the league would be able to claim him first, starting with the winless Miami Dolphins. If the Oakland Raiders find themselves in a position to acquire Gordon, one of his former teammates would approve. Raiders left tackle Trent Brown, who played with Gordon on the Patriots last season, tried to recruit the 28-year-old wideout to the Raiders in an Instagram comment Wednesday.

The Raiders are among the teams most in need of additional talent and depth at wide receiver. They traded for Antonio Brown in March, but his tenure with Oakland didn't even make it to their regular season opener. The Raiders released Brown on Sept. 7, leaving  Tyrell Williams as the team's top wide receiver. Williams has tallied 216 yards in four games played, and he ranks second on the Raiders in receiving yards behind tight end Darren Waller.

Oakland has a 3-3 record and sits just a half-game behind the Houston Texans for the No. 6 seed in the AFC playoff race entering Week 8.

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Ex-Patriot Trent Brown denies domestic violence allegations in statement

Ex-Patriot Trent Brown denies domestic violence allegations in statement

Former Patriot and current Raiders offensive lineman Trent Brown was sued by his ex-girlfriend for domestic violence, and he responded to the allegations with a statement via Twitter on Wednesday.

“I am aware that my ex-girlfriend has filed a civil suit against me,” Brown tweeted. “I deny the claims. They are false. I believe in the court system where I will clear my name. I will not be making any further comment at this time.”

The disturbing acts Brown is being accused of allegedly took place over the spring and summer of this year. After helping the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl title, the 26-year-old signed a four-year, $66 million deal with the Raiders in March.

The NFL is expected to investigate the civil allegations just as it investigated Antonio Brown's, according to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.

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Ex-Patriot Trent Brown sued amid disturbing domestic violence allegations

Ex-Patriot Trent Brown sued amid disturbing domestic violence allegations

Offensive lineman Trent Brown left the New England Patriots in March 2019 to sign a record contract with the Oakland Raiders.

Around that same time, he committed the first of several acts of domestic violence against Diorra Marzette-Sanders, according to ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio, who shared the details of a lawsuit filed by Marzette-Sanders on Monday in a California civil court.

According to the lawsuit, Brown "grabbed" Marzette-Sanders' face and "covered her mouth while choking her out until she couldn’t breathe" during an incident in March 2019.

The lawsuit alleges Brown turned violent against Marzette-Sanders again in April and a third time in June, and that the 26-year-old has left her "bruised, bloodied and battered" on several occasions.

On one of those occasions, per the lawsuit, Brown told Marzette-Sanders he'd "shoot yo ass in the f–king head" when she threatened to leave with her son.

Per Florio, the NFL is expected to investigate these allegations as it did with ex-Patriots wide receiver Antonio Brown, who was the subject of a civil lawsuit accusing him of rape and sexual assault last month.

Trent Brown spent the 2018 season in New England and won a Super Bowl as the team's starting left tackle before signing a four-year, $66 million contract with Oakland in March.

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