The New England Patriots will be without wide receiver Josh Gordon for Super Bowl LIII, as he reportedly remains in an inpatient drug treatment facility following a December suspension.
Patriots receiver Phillip Dorsett says Gordon’s presence is missed heading into the game against the Los Angeles Rams.
“Obviously we want him to be here as a teammate, a player and a person,” Dorsett said, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk. “We definitely would want him to be here. It is a little heartbreaking. At the end of the day, we have to focus on what we have in this locker room. We gotta go out there and try to win, that’s the only thing we can worry about.”
Gordon, who was an early-season trade acquisition, started 11 games for the Patriots in 2018 and caught 40 of 68 targets for 720 yards and three touchdowns.