The Patriots used an original-round tender on Gordon that will cost the Patriots $2.025 million for the 2019 season.
Gordon is currently suspended indefinitely for a violation of league rules from last year.
Gordon initially announced that he was stepping away to focus on his mental health before reports later surfaced that he was being suspended for violating terms of his reinstatement under the substance abuse policy and NFL later confirmed the news.
Gordon, 27, is a former second-round supplemental pick of the Browns back in 2012. Suspensions forced Gordon to sit out the 2015 and 2016 seasons but he was reinstated in November of last year and finished out the seasons with the Browns.
The Browns re-signed Gordon to a one-year exclusive rights contract worth $790,000 but he was traded to the Patriots for a 2019 fifth-round pick.
In 2018, Gordon appeared in 12 games for the Patriots and caught 41 passes for 737 yards receiving and four touchdowns.