The Patriots have placed an original-round tender on suspended/restricted free-agent WR Josh Gordon ($2.025 million). This counts against the team's salary cap. So if Gordon is ever reinstated by the NFL, he would be looking at a 1-year, $2.025 million contract. Technically, another team could sign him to an offer sheet, and if the Patriots didn't match it, the club would receiver a second-round draft pick in return because that's the round in which Gordon entered the NFL. But draft-pick compensation, and financial terms of a contract, are naturally secondary to Gordon's health and well-being at this point.

Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer162d ago