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We now know why the New England Patriots were so quick to add Mohamed Sanu in a trade with the Atlanta Falcons mere hours after a shutout win.

Per the NFL translation wire, the defending champs have placed star receiver Josh Gordon on injured reserve.

Gordon missed the previous game with an injury to both his ankle and knee. He’ll now be out for the remainder of the season.

The 28-year-old pass catcher ends the campaign having hauled in 20 receptions for 287 yards and one touchdown in six games.

He’s slated to become a free agent after the season and might have played his final game with the Patriots.