What Patriots players had to say about the Josh Gordon trade

"We all know what type of player he is."

Josh Gordon sprints to an 80-yard touchdown against the Patriots' Aqib Talib in December, 2013. Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff

The trade of Josh Gordon from the Browns to the Patriots was just breaking on Monday afternoon. And while New England players were – as ever – brief in their remarks and speculation about Gordon’s potential with the team, a few shared some thoughts.

“It’s obviously known that he’s a freakish athlete,” said fellow Patriots receiver Phillip Dorsett. “We see what he does when he’s on the field, so I guess I’ll leave it at that, for now.”

Gordon faced the Patriots during his best season in 2013. In that game (which the Patriots won in slightly miraculous circumstances, 27-26), Gordon caught seven passes for 151 yards and a touchdown against Aqib Talib.


“He had a lot of yards, I do remember that,” said Patriots safety Duron Harmon. “He had a breakaway slant against Talib that showed the speed and athleticism. [He] had a lot of good catches with Talib all on him. I mean, we all know what type of player he is. Hopefully, he comes here and does a lot of those plays for us.”