FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Patriots announced today that they have acquired WR Josh Gordon in a trade with the Cleveland Browns. Terms of the trade were not announced. In addition, the Patriots have released WR Corey Coleman.
Gordon, 27, originally joined Cleveland as a second-round draft pick in the 2012 supplemental draft. The 6-foot-3, 225-pounder has played in 41 NFL games with 38 starts and totaled 180 receptions for 3,106 yards and 16 touchdowns. Gordon earned Pro Bowl honors in 2013 and was named first-team All-Pro after finishing with 87 receptions and an NFL-leading 1,646 yards with nine touchdowns. His receiving yards in 2013 remain the 13th highest single-season total in NFL history. In addition that season, he became the first NFL player to ever record back-to-back games with 200 receiving yards.
Coleman, 24, was signed by New England on Sept. 11, 2018. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder is a veteran of two NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2016-17). Coleman originally entered the NFL as a first-round draft pick (15th overall) by Cleveland out of Baylor in the 2016 NFL Draft. He was traded from Cleveland to Buffalo for a 2020 seventh-round draft selection on Aug. 8, 2018 and released by Buffalo on Sept. 1, 2018. Coleman has played in 19 NFL games with 18 starts and has 56 receptions for 718 yards and five touchdowns.