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    April 23, 2019 2:37 PM HKT

     Tedy Bruschi Jerseys Stitched , and for the first time with the Patriots, receiver Josh Gordon has voluntarily stepped away from football, amid reports that it’s really not voluntary.“I take my mental health very seriously at this point to ensure I remain able to perform at the highest level,” Gordon said in a post on social media. “I have recently felt like I could have a better grasp on things mentally. With that said, I will be stepping away from the football field for a bit to focus on my mental health. I would like to thank Coach Belichick Youth Steve Grogan Jerseys , Mr. Kraft, as well as countless others within the Patriots organization for their continued support. I want to thank my fans for their support as well as I continue down the path to getting back to 100%.”It’s unclear what “for a bit” means, but the NFL’s in-house media arm is reporting that Gordon currently faces another indefinite suspension under the substance-abuse policy — despite the high degree of confidentiality that applies to the substance-abuse policy, supposedly.Gordon missed all of 2015 and 2016 due to violations of the substance-abuse policy. The Browns abruptly traded him to the Patriots after Week One, a move that came after Gordon voluntarily delayed reporting to training camp Steve Grogan Jerseys Stitched , again citing a desire to address issues relating to his mental health.New England Patriots links 10/12/18 - Will Josh Gordon break out against the Chiefs? TEAM TALKScott Zolak is joined by Bill Belichick to talk about the Patriots’ upcoming game against the Chiefs. (3:32 video)Erik Scalavino writes that Josh Gordon is feeling more at home.Andy Hart reports from quarterback Tom Brady, who thinks the Patriots will have to score as many points as they can.Mike Hacku compiles game predictions for Patriots vs. Chiefs from around the NFL media world.LOCAL LINKSNora Princiotti (Boston Globe) analyzes how the Patriots are preparing for the Chiefs’ big-play offense.Mike Reiss (ESPN Boston) writes that Josh Gordon is building a bond with Tom Brady.Matt Chatham (The Athletic Boston) shows why Sony Michel has improved in recent week.Mark Daniels (Providence Journal) writes that learning the Patriots’ playbook has not been tough for Josh Gordon.Kristen Parker (Patriots Wire) lists three storylines heading into Sunday night.Rich Thompson (Boston Herald) notes that Patrick Mahomes is on New England’s collective mind.Christopher Price (Boston Sports Journal) thinks that the bond between Sony Michel and the offensive line has been instrumental in his development.Doug Kyed (NESN) writes that Josh Gordon is receiving wide-spread help when it comes to learning the Patriots offense.Evan Lazar (CLNS) asks if a Belichick-Saban creation could be the key to slowing down the Chiefs offense.Mike Reiss (ESPN Boston) reveals how Julian Edelman stayed sharp during his four-game suspension.Ben Volin (Boston Globe) wonders if the Patriots will be able to stop Kansas City’s run-pass option plays.Jeff Howe (The Athletic Boston) spoke with Devin McCourty, who knows he has to improve.Kevin Duffy (Boston Herald) sees Tom Brady and Josh Gordon developing a natural relationship.Doug Kyed (NESN) thinks that the Patriots could use some McCourty twin magic to stop Kansas City.Christopher Price (Boston Sports Journal) reports that Josh Gordon credits Tom Brady and his fellow wide receivers for helping him adapt to life in New England.NATIONAL NEWSGeoff Schwartz (SB Nation) lists his six best and five worst offensive lines in the NFL right now. /the Patriots are mentionedMarc Sessler ( reveals who matters most in week six.David Neumann (Pro Football Focus) ranks the NFL’s quarterbacks through five weeks.Christian D’Andrea and Adam Stites (SB Nation) debate whether Tom Brady or Patrick Mahomes would be the better choice to lead a game-winning drive in 2018.Michael David Smith (Pro Football Talk) reports that the NFL’s referee association is glad Mike Tomlin got fined for his remarks about officiating.Elliott Harrison ( publishes his week six picks.Gregg Rosenthal ( shares his four quarterback opinions he will fight you for.Kevin Clark (The Ringer) lists his four must-see matchups of week six.Christian D’Andrea, Ryan Van Bibber, Adam Stites Youth John Hannah Jerseys , James Brady, Charles R. McDonald, and Sarah Hardy (SB Nation) list six playoff games we want to see this year.Jonathan Jones (Sports Illustrated) writes why the NFL’s lowering-the-helmet rule has barely been called so far this year.Brad Gagnon (Bleacher Report) ranks the NFL’s top quarterbacks under 25.Charles R. McDonals (SB Nation) thinks that you shouldn’t lose to the Bills if you want to be respected as a team.Gil Brandt ( sees the Steelers and Lions among the last-place teams with the highest chances of making the playoffs.Maurice Moton (Bleacher Report) lists one player on each team that could be traded.