Tom Brady could be without one of his top targets in Week 7.
New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon sat out of practice on Thursday due to a knee injury suffered in Week 6 against the New York Giants, in addition to an ankle issue, making him unlikely to play this Monday against the New York Jets.
Gordon left last Thursday's game after attempting to make a tackle on Giants linebacker Markus Golden on a fumble recovery touchdown. In the process, Gordon twisted his left knee, and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. However, he was seen riding a stationary bike on the sidelines.
The Patriots are getting some reinforcements back, as Phillip Dorsett is expected to play after missing Week 6 with a hamstring injury. With that in mind, the Patriots will use a three wide receiver set including Dorsett, Julian Edelman, and undrafted rookie Jakobi Meyers.
Not to mention, first-round rookie N'Keal Harry was recently activated from the injured reserve, but is not eligible to return until Week 9, per league policy.
While the New England Patriots have an extra day for preparation, the chances Josh Gordon plays on Monday looks slim to none. Perhaps Belichick will end up regretting allowing Demaryius Thomas to walk to the Jets after all.