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Patriots releasing Josh Gordon; WR heading to waivers

As previously expected, the New England Patriots are releasing wide receiver Josh Gordon, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported on Thursday afternoon.

Gordon is now subject to waivers after he was released from injured reserve. Pelissero adds that Gordon could be claimed by a new team Friday.

The 28-year-old receiver had been dealing with a knee injury and left the Patriots' Week 6 game against the Giants with the injury. Gordon was placed on injured reserve last Wednesday.

Gordon caught 20 receptions for 287 yards and a touchdown in six games with New England this season. Now the veteran wideout is looking for a new franchise.

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