Josh Gordon raves about new teammate Antonio Brown: 'He's one of the best'

Darren Hartwell

FOXBORO -- Antonio Brown has been with the New England Patriots for less than a week, but he already has the Josh Gordon stamp of approval.

Gordon was asked about his new All-Pro teammate Friday after their third practice together and replied with a glowing review.

"Dedicated player. One of the hardest-working guys in the league," Gordon said. "He's come in here every day and done the same thing. He's lived up to the great Antonio Brown name.

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"He's one of the best in the league. So, I would expect that from him to continue. I think he expects it of himself. So, he's a great addition. Glad to have him."

Gordon was in a similar situation to Brown almost a year ago when he had to learn New England's offense midseason following a trade from the Cleveland Browns in late September. But the 28-year-old explained that the support he received from the Patriots should help Brown get up to speed.

"I can definitely be tough. I know it was for me," Gordon said. Everybody else will get it differently, sometimes faster, sometimes slower, it just depends on how fast you can get rid of what you once knew to adopt a new -- everything: environment, offense, way of life.

"I think as professionals, a lot guys know this is part of the game, they can embrace it and adjust quickly, and that's how you adapt and survive in this league."

Brown was accused of rape and sexual assault in a civil lawsuit Tuesday but is expected to be available Sunday as his case plays out. Gordon says he's excited about the possibility of adding a seven-time Pro Bowler to an already talented wide receiver room.

"We've got so many weapons, it's going to be hard to track us down and find out where everybody's at to try to scheme against us," Gordon said. "So, if we can keep defenses on their toes, the better for us."

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Josh Gordon raves about new teammate Antonio Brown: 'He's one of the best' originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

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