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News Blitz 9/19: Josh Gordon reportedly arrives in Foxborough

Today’s News Blitz contains continued coverage of Josh Gordon’s arrival in Foxborough.


Though most have moved on from the supposed "drama" of this past offseason in New England, a new book on Bill Belichick churns up some of the issues from the spring and even last season.

ESPN says that a new book on Belichick declares that quarterback Tom Brady considered a "divorce" from the Patriots this offseason.

"If you're married 18 years to a grouchy person who gets under your skin and never compliments you, after a while you want to divorce him," a source told ESPN's Ian O'Connor, author of "Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time," after the 2017 season. “Tom knows Bill is the best coach in the league, but he's had enough of him. If Tom could, I think he would divorce him."

NBC Sports Boston also notes that the new book, which will be released on Sept. 25, claims that Brady "had enough" of Belichick.

It took a while and Belichick still hasn't spoken of the talented receiver, but the Patriots trade for Josh Gordon is indeed official.

Multiple sources reported that Gordon was at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday.

Now, the Boston Globe says it’s time for Gordon to catch on in the Patriots offense, where many others have failed before him. The Globe also says that Gordon is no Randy Moss.

The Globe also writes that the NFL and NFLPA are looking into protocols in terms of how Patrick Chung’s concussion was handled in the loss in the Jacksonville.

A Boston Herald editorial declares that the Patriots trade for Gordon could be a win-win. The Herald says that Bill Belichick is throwing a Gordon curve ball at first-year Lions head coach and former New England assistant Matt Patricia. The Herald notes that Belichick continued to refuse to talk about Gordon during his Tuesday morning conference call with the media. The Herald breaks down the task at hand for Patriots defensive boss Brian Flores and his players against Detroit's Matt Stafford-led offense.

ESPN also notes that the handling of Chung’s concussion is under review.

The Patriots dropped to No. 6 in’s weekly power rankings.

The New York Times looks at New England taking a “gamble” on Gordon.

USA Today notes the Chung concussion protocol issue.

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