Josh Gordon’s 2019 season is over. For now.
The New England Patriots placed the wide receiver on injured reserve Wednesday afternoon, the NFL transaction wire confirmed.
Field Yates of ESPN first reported the move.
Gordon did not practice last week. The 28-year-old remained listed as a non-participant on New England’s injury report to begin this week, yet was present for the team’s initial walkthrough.
Gordon had exited the Patriots’ Oct. 10 win over the New York Giants with knee and ankle injuries. He would later be ruled out ahead of Monday night’s 33-0 win over the New York Jets.
According NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, Gordon is dealing with two bone bruises in his knee. The expectation is that the Patriots will be “moving on,” said Rapoport, with Gordon being released from injured reserve “when fully healthy.”
The Patriots acquired fellow wideout Mohamed Sanu from the Atlanta Falcons in exchange for a second-round pick in the 2020 NFL draft on Tuesday. Julian Edelman, Phillip Dorsett, Jakobi Meyers, Gunner Olszewski and captain Matthew Slater accompany Sanu on the current active depth chart. And N’Keal Harry, selected No. 32 overall out of Arizona State in April, is eligible to make his rookie return from IR against the Baltimore Ravens on Nov. 3.
Gordon, who’d been tendered at the $2.025 million restricted level ahead of 2019, started all six of his appearances for New England this fall. The former Cleveland Brown caught 20 passes for 287 yards and one touchdown over the course of 320 offensive snaps.
The Patriots will host the Browns for a 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff Sunday at Gillette Stadium.