Report: Patriots Expected to Let Wide Receiver Walk
Oct 27, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett II (13) is tackled by Cleveland Browns cornerback Greedy Williams (26) during the first half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
The New England Patriots are in line for an overhaul at wide receiver.
Per reports from ESPN reporter Mike Reiss, the team is expected to let Phillip Dorsett II. walk and test free agency.
After three solid seasons in New England since he was acquired in a trade for QB Jacoby Brissett, the likable Dorsett seemed to get phased out of the receiver mix as the 2019 season progressed. Considering that the Patriots were badly in need of production from their receivers, that could be an ominous sign for him returning in 2020. Dorsett, who earned widespread respect throughout the organization for his professionalism, is an unrestricted free agent. — Mike Reiss
In his three seasons with the Patriots, Dorsett II. caught 72 passes for 881 yards and three scores.
Originally drafted in the first round by the Indianapolis Colts, he was traded to the Patriots in exchange for quarterback Jacoby Brissett.