By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Seattle Seahawks are taking a gamble on Josh Gordon. He was claimed off waivers from the New England Patriots.
The Patriots were forced to release him off of injured reserve on Thursday. Gordon’s goal when he was released from the Patriots was to go to a “good, supportive team.”
“He’s a unique talent,” Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. “Next week we’ll take a look and see what he looks like.”
New England put Gordon on injured reserve with a minor knee injury. The Patriots had to create a roster spot after Mohamed Sanu was acquired in a trade.
Gordon is not expected to play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Seahawks next game is on November 11th against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football.
He will join a wide receiver core that includes Tyler Lockett, rookie D.K. Metcalf, David Moore, and Jaron Brown. Both Moore and Brown will be relegated to the bench with this move.
Gordon showed glimpses of being a star receiver when he had that one break through season with the Browns. He made plenty of solid plays with the Patriots before his departure.
The problem with the Seahawks offense is that they are a run-first offense.