Josh Gordon’s future in the NFL remains uncertain, but if he’s playing in 2019 it’ll be as a member of the Patriots, Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald reports.
The talented receiver signed his restricted free-agent tender, according to the league transaction wire.
Gordon, who remains indefinitely suspended by the league, will earn $2.025 million on the one-year deal.
The 28-year-old Gordon emerged as a difference-maker with the Patriots a year ago, destroying defenses after the catch. He became the first New England receiver to average 18 yards per catch since David Patten in 2004. Gordon’s season was cut short in late December when he was suspended for violating the terms of his reinstatement under the league’s substance abuse policy.
The NFL has not yet announced if Gordon’s suspension will carry over into the 2019 season.