Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz USA TODAY Published 6:27 PM EDT Sep 17, 2018 The New England Patriots' latest experiment at wide receiver this season might be their grandest yet. The Patriots acquired former Pro Bowl pass catcher Josh Gordon in a trade with the Cleveland Browns on Monday, the teams announced. Cleveland will receive a 2019 fifth-round pick in the deal and send back a 2019 conditional seventh-round pick. The Browns previously announced on Saturday that they planned to release Gordon. The wide receiver showed up late to the facility that day and the organization reached the point where many believed they could no longer trust him, a person with knowledge of the move told USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones. The person spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation. "For the past six years, the Browns have fully supported him and invested in Josh, both personally and professionally and wanted the best for him, but unfortunately we’ve … [Read more...] about Patriots: Josh Gordon acquired from Browns in stunning trade
Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz USA TODAY Published 11:18 PM EDT Sep 15, 2018 Any NFL team that was looking to upgrade its receiving corps now has a question to ask itself: Is pursuing Josh Gordon the right move? With the Cleveland Browns' surprising announcement Saturday that they plan to release the former Pro Bowl wide receiver, a top-end talent with a checkered past is available on the market. Though teams will have to weigh if they're willing to take a chance on Gordon after he played in just 10 games from 2014-17 and served suspensions for multiple violations of the NFL's substance abuse policy, an NFL.com report indicated that five teams were already evaluating whether to orchestrate a trade for him. And with him earning just $790,000 this year before becoming a restricted free agent in 2019, he could be a low-risk, high-reward option on his current deal. Here are eight teams that could be potential fits for Gordon: Bills: Corey Coleman didn't stick, but maybe … [Read more...] about Josh Gordon: Which NFL teams are best fit for Browns wide receiver?
Michael Middlehurst-Schwartz USA TODAY Published 10:33 PM EDT Sep 15, 2018 The Cleveland Browns have informed wide receiver Josh Gordon that they plan to release him on Monday, the team announced Saturday, bringing an end to his turbulent run with the team. Gordon showed up late to the team's facility on Saturday, and the organization reached the point where many believed they could no longer trust him, a person with knowledge of the move told USA TODAY Sports' Mike Jones. The person spoke on condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the situation. Gordon led the NFL with 1,646 receiving yards in 2013 but missed nearly three full seasons of action from 2015 until last December as he served a suspension for multiple violations of the league's substance-abuse policy. He missed most of the Browns' training camp to focus on his ongoing recovery. “This afternoon we informed Josh Gordon and his representatives that we are going to release him on Monday," Browns general … [Read more...] about Browns: Josh Gordon to be released in stunning move
Apple Inc. warned employees to stop leaking internal information on future plans and raised the specter of potential legal action and criminal charges, one of the most-aggressive moves by the world’s largest technology company to control information about its activities.The Cupertino, California-based company said in a lengthy memo posted to its internal blog that it "caught 29 leakers," last year and noted that 12 of those were arrested. "These people not only lose their jobs, they can face extreme difficulty finding employment elsewhere," Apple added. The company declined to comment on Friday.Apple outlined situations in which information was leaked to the media, including a meeting earlier this year where Apple’s software engineering head Craig Federighi told employees that some planned iPhone software features would be delayed. Apple also cited a yet-to-be-released software package that revealed details about the unreleased iPhone X and new Apple Watch.Leaked … [Read more...] about In a Leaked Memo, Apple Warns Employees to Stop Leaking Information
Relentless use of social media and partisan outlets helped him swamp Clinton and exceed Romney’s performance in places lacking trusted local news outlets. President Donald Trump’s attacks on the mainstream media may be rooted in statistical reality: An extensive review of subscription data and election results shows that Trump outperformed the previous Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in counties with the lowest numbers of news subscribers, but didn’t do nearly as well in areas with heavier circulation. POLITICO’s findings — which put Trump’s escalating attacks on the media in a new context — were drawn from a comparison of election results and subscription information from the Alliance for Audited Media, an industry group that verifies print and digital circulation for advertisers. The findings cover more than 1,000 mainstream news publications in more than 2,900 counties out of 3,100 nationwide from every state except Alaska, which does … [Read more...] about How Trump thrives in ‘news deserts’