Tom Brady reacts after Patriots pull off surprising trade for Josh Gordon

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Gordon arrives in New England after a long, tumultuous career in Cleveland that included just 11 games played over the last five seasons as he dealt with off-field issues, substance abuse problems and National Football League suspensions.

"If and when it happens, I'm happy to talk about it", Belichick said in his Wednesday press conference.

"I know he was a monster then and he's still a monster now", linebacker Dont'a Hightower said. "We're teammates. We're here to help".

Josh Gordon could be a great asset for the Patriots | Source Ken Blaze-USA Today Sports
Josh Gordon could be a great asset for the Patriots | Source Ken Blaze-USA Today Sports

The Patriots system is as rigid as they come in the NFL.

"This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him on Monday", general manager John Dorsey said in a statement.

But for some in the Patriots locker room, imagining Gordon's potential on the field isn't too big of a draw.

"He added: "'Do your job' is the big mantra that's pretty strong here. "I'm sure that "s had that conversation with the coach and all that other good stuff". While this all does depend on Gordon, his hamstring is reportedly alright and he should be playing Sunday against the Detroit Lions. I've never really practiced with him like that before seeing him in person play. "And, until they're completed, then I'm not going to get into it". "Just being a helping hand and open ear would help. But more or less, it's just looking at the playbook".

The Patriots will be without receiver Julian Edelman for the next two weeks so they are searching for someone who take the load off Chris Hogan.

Fortunately for Gordon, it looks like he'll be in the flawless spot to start earning Brady's trust and that's because the Patriots have given the troubled receiver some a prime locker location.

Still, during a radio interview, Brady said that he hates to "make projections and expectations" about how Gordon can help.