Seahawks Claim Former Patriots WR Josh Gordon off Waivers

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 NFC West is absolutely loaded with talent, and now the likes of the LA Rams and San Francisco 49ers have another problem on their hands--Russell Wilson just received a gift, and another weapon in his arsenal of talented wide receivers.

As if DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett weren't tough enough to cover on a weekly basis, the Seattle Seahawks have acquired Josh Gordon off waivers from the New England Patriots.

Through a multitude of off the field problems, Gordon remains one of the more talented wide receivers in football, especially when he has a quarterback of Wilson's caliber throwing him the ball. In 2019, we've seen flashes from the man whose nickname just so happens to hint at that breakaway speed, accumulating 287 yards and emerging as New England's best downfield threat.

While his health remains a question mark due to a leg injury suffered against the Washington Redskins earlier this season, the talented wideout strongly disagreed with the Patriots' decision to place him on IR, leading to his eventual release.

Gordon's relationship with Wilson certainly helped his cause, and this serves as a low-risk move for one of the better offensive units in the NFL. Pete Carroll and Co. are going all-out.