New England Patriots trade for WR Josh Gordon prior to Week 3 game vs. Detroit Lions

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    • New England Patriots trade for WR Josh Gordon prior to Week 3 game vs. Detroit Lions

      It never gets easier for Detroit Lions fans. As if it weren’t enough for the team to kick off the Matt Patricia era with two disappointing losses Womens Michael Roberts Jersey , their next matchup against the New England Patriots may have just gotten a bit harder.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots are trading a fifth-round pick for Cleveland Browns receiver Josh Gordon:The Browns announced over the weekend they planned on releasing Gordon after they reached a point where they “feel it’s best to part ways and move forward.” Reports suggested that Cleveland finally lost trust in the troubled receiver after he arrived at their practice facility late and suffering from an injury suffered during a promotional shoot. Some reports even suggested Gordon was “not himself” when he arrived, speculating that he may be struggling with substance abuse, something that has earned him multiple suspensions in the past.With the Patriots, Gordon will have another shot at a fresh start, and he could play as soon as Sunday night’s tilt against the Lions. According to Schefter, Gordon’s injury over the weekend is not serious enough to put his availability in doubt this week. The question remains when the Patriots will be comfortable enough to play him.They could certainly use the help immediately. New England’s receivers combined for just 11 catches and 104 yards against the Jaguars last week. Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson are not exactly a triple threat with Julian Edelman still serving a four-game suspension.So Gordon could very likely play this week, but will he be super effective? Obviously, Tom Brady will be the best quarterback he’s ever played with Youth Marvin Jones Jr Jersey , but Gordon has only played in six games in the past three years, and his last performance was a modest three-catch, 17-yard performance.NFL Week 5 picks against the spread, totals: Meet my friend Graham Have you met Graham?In 2016 an Australian road safety program conceived of the idea of a modified human capable of surviving a car crash. The result is what you see in the link above—a hideous multi-nippled abomination with a concave face and all sorts of horrifying details. In spite of its grotesque appearance, the science appears sound, and Graham seemed quite capable of survival.Of course, the image quickly became a meme on Twitter. What doesn’t? You can still see it floating out there, conjured at times for amusement of small audiences. That’s where it resides now; I have no idea if Graham actually made roads safer in Australia.But I think about Graham now and then when I think about football. In the breadth of this insanely dumb sport, we still cannot fathom just how unthinkable it is to put bodies through the rigors of American football. There are any number of Olympic sports that could have caught on at some point in ancient times to become a popular sport for America—hell we were doing it for a good while with baseball after all—and instead we’re left with near-murder every Sunday and a legacy of broken brains, broken bodies and really stupid people governing it all.Anyway Womens Taylor Decker Jersey , in other notes on football being dumb, here’s a story about college football coach Mike Leach leaving a fake playsheet for the Texas Longhorns to find. I hate this story as much as I love it, for it confirms why football people have to be paranoid and delusional, but it’s also excellent because no sane, rational person should have fallen for such an obvious trap. Let’s make some picks.New York +1 vs. DenverI don’t know why I keep putting my trust in the Jets to do much of anything. However, Denver is coming off a short rest after throwing everything at Patrick Mahomes and failing in every which way imaginable. If there’s ever going to be a chance for the Jets to get back on the page and remind people how good their defense is, this seems like a proper spot.Los Angeles -5 vs. OaklandI know I don’t like road favorites, and rest assured the Chargers are absolutely on the road here. The LA Galaxy stadium they’ve shacked up in is smack-dab in Carson and you better believe South LA is about the Raiders. What a dumb decision by the league. What a dumb, idiotic decision. But you know what? The Raiders still suck and their lone win of the season is an affront in the eyes of God. The Chargers may have struggled with a passionate 49ers squad, but they should be a touchdown favorite here. Take value.Houston -3 vs. DallasThe defining element of the Lions loss to the Cowboys was their inability to exploit the weaknesses of their opponents. Rest assured , there’s a lot of problems with Dallas right now, and Houston looks to have a better shot to match up well here. The Texans have their backs to the wall. Expect Deshaun Watson to keep looking like he’s been looking, but the Texans defense is more likely to clamp down on Zeke.Atlanta +3 @ PittsburghThe time for Steelers dominance in betting lines is over; that a three-point home field advantage is all they’ll get against this injured Falcons squad is telling. Anyway, the total at 57 is not worth taking, although it would be tempting to take the over; I’m just going to put my trust in Pittsburgh’s defense to continue to look atrocious.Arizona +4.5 @ San FranciscoI like the odds on the Cardinals here. They’re an awful team, but it’s hard to go winless in the NFL and the 49ers are vulnerable and without a proper quarterback. Let’s just see what happens. Might be a loss here, but I won’t fret it much. Not that I do the work of compiling my previous week records anyway; besides what good is that to you? Records are for chumps.Cincinnati vs. Miami UNDER 49.5I can’t believe Cincinnati is good. It took all these years, and still it feels like fool’s gold. I suppose there’s never been a better time to climb onto the extremely short Aggro Crag of the AFC North, which is why I’ll have a sensible chuckle when Baltimore takes it handily in December.Kansas City -3 vs. JacksonvilleI BELIEVE IN PATTY MAHOMES.All the restDetroit vs. Green Bay UNDER 51Carolina -7 vs. New YorkBaltimore -3 @ ClevelandMinnesota +1 @ PhiladelphiaNew Orleans -6.5 vs. WashingtonBuffalo vs. Tennessee UNDER 39.5New England vs. Indianapolis OVER 50.5Seattle +7 vs. Los Angeles