Bill Bellichick is “looking to Baltimore” and has no interest in explaining why the New England Patriots decided to release Josh Gordon.
Speaking to reporters on Friday, Belichick gave the most Belichickian answer to the Josh Gordon release questions.
“Yeah, I mean, that’s all in the past. I’m looking to Baltimore at this point,” he said, per Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald. “There have been a lot of guys that have been here in the last year-and-a-half.”
Belichick did offer the fact that Gordon passed his physical, and after doing so was available for the team to release him after he had been on injured reserve with a bone bruise on his knee.
Gordon has been saying he’d be ready to play again soon, so it was a bit puzzling why the Patriots — a team that needs help at receiver — was so willing to let him go. Though, rookie N’Keal Harry is eligible to come off IR himself this week.
When healthy and in the good graces of the league office, Gordon has proved himself to be among the league’s best receivers.
Before being injured this season, he had caught 20 passes for 287 yards and a touchdown and showed great chemistry with Tom Brady — someone who reportedly is not happy about the release of yet another weapon.