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Out pattern: Browns trade receiver Josh Gordon to Patriots

Josh Gordon's strange, stuttering career will start anew in New England.

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady have a new offensive toy.

The Browns severed ties for good with the problematic wide receiver by trading him to the Patriots for a fifth-round draft pick on Monday, ending a relationship the team did all it could to save.

The deal came together two days after the Browns reached a breaking point with Gordon, who has been suspended numerous times by the NFL for drug violations since Cleveland drafted him in 2012.

"He is gone now," coach Hue Jackson said.

Gordon played in the Browns' season opener against Pittsburgh, but he reported to the...