New Orleans Saints: Josh Gordon snagged off waivers before Saints can claim

LANDOVER, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 06: Josh Gordon #10 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on October 06, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MARYLAND - OCTOBER 06: Josh Gordon #10 of the New England Patriots warms up prior to the game against the Washington Redskins at FedExField on October 06, 2019 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images) /
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The Seattle Seahawks were able to claim New England Patriots’ Josh Gordon off waivers before the New Orleans Saints could.

With the No. 28 waiver priority, the Seattle Seahawks claimed Josh Gordon yesterday. They were just a few slots ahead of the New Orleans Saints at No. 30, and this may have been a pivotal loss for New Orleans.

By no means is it the end of the world, but the Saints could’ve used a player like Gordon, especially after skipping out on other No. 2 receiver during the hours leading up to the NFL’s October 29 trade deadline.

Although he may not be back till later in the season or early postseason, it is likely that he’s going to at least have another appearance this season.

He fell so far because only playoff teams want to take on his salary and his risk. However, dropping past 27 other teams is a bit disrespectful for the receiver that was once hailed as one of the league’s best.

Not to mention he’s actually been able to stay on the field.

Gordon had dealt with substance abuse for quite some time, yet he’s been able to play in most of New England’s games this season. Until this left knee injury, Gordon was the clear No. 2 receiver for New England.

So far this season, Gordon had appeared on the box score in six games for the undefeated Pats. In those six games, he was targeted 36 times and secured 20 receptions. He had just one touchdown which was in the team’s season opener.

Nonetheless, Gordon was a hot commodity after being released by New England. It was shocking to see him drop to Seattle, and giving the Seahawks another weapon alongside Russell Wilson and Tyler Lockett was far from ideal for the rest of the league.

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It’s unknown if the Saints would’ve claimed him, but it seems likely that they’d at least give him a chance to put on a show for this Super Bowl-contending team.

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