Report: Patriots restructure Phillip Dorsett’s contract

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Patriots receiver Phillip Dorsett agreed to a reduction in the roster bonus due the fifth day of training camp, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Dorsett’s roster bonus dropped from $450,000 to $150,000, but he now can earn $100,000 in per-game roster bonuses and $150,000 in reception incentives.

The Patriots declined Dorsett’s fifth-year option, making this a contract year for the former first-round pick.

Dorsett, whom the Patriots acquired from the Colts in the Jacoby Brissett deal, appeared in 15 games for New England last season and caught 12 passes for 194 yards and no touchdowns.

15 responses to “Report: Patriots restructure Phillip Dorsett’s contract

  1. Wow…what a bad deal for the Patriots. You can’t say that every day.

    Brissett looks to be, at worst, a good, long-term back-up and spot starter. Dorsett looks to be an undersized situational deep threat…at best.

  2. Totally weird how it at least seems that most trades / draft picks that the Pats make are mediocre at best yet they still are the best team in the league almost every year. I know they have a Moss or Dillon every once in a while but it seems to me for the most part they miss. Yet Belichick makes chicken salad out of chicken blank every year. Even haters gotta admit he is good…

  3. Sorry. How are they successful then tedbundysson if MOST of draft picks and trades are mediocre at best?
    Where are they getting players? They’re not big players in free agency.

  4. The Patriots offense is EXTREMELY difficult to absorb for many players…. the Brissett/Dorsett trade happenedat the beginning of the regular season giving Dorsett really no time to build any chemistry with Brady & build a trust level….The kid did get open a lot but Brady rarely looked his way & they missed some big plays together…..
    I’m excited to see what developed between them this year after an entire off season together… last year there was a lot of pressure to get the ball to Cooks & HE did have an entire off season to work with Tom & that worked out ok…. Dorsett is basically a field stretcher as well so I bet he’ll get many more looks & opportunities this year especially with MINI TRON back…..
    I believe BB had a good idea that last year was a learning curve for Dorsett & he wasn’t really expecting much last year…..NOW, this year the sky COULD be the limit for Dorsett, as long as he truly applies himself to the goal of being the best he can be, afterall, if he can’t do it with Brady, odds are he won’t do it with anyone!!!
    Dorsett is playing for a BIG payday…. I’m pumped to see if he earns one!!!
    Go Pats!!!

  5. backintheday99 says:
    May 15, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    Belichick must really dislike Brissett. The trade didn’t make sense then, made less sense after trading JG and even less sense now.
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    Brissett wasn’t going to make the Pats roster last year. They only wanted to keep 2 QBs and he wasn’t one of them.

    So instead of cutting him and getting nothing, they made a trade to get something. I agree Dorsett isn’t much, but I think most teams knew Brissett would be cut and weren’t willing to give up much to get him.

  6. Bill benched the only decent defender on the team for the superbowl. Even tho Brady choked the game away by fumbling, it’s worth wondering if Malcolm had played, maybe Brady wouldn’t have been in the position to have to prove his worth. Maybe Bill is losing it, maybe the disconnect between Kraft/Bill/Brady is worse than we thought and Bill is giving one last middle finger to Robert “I Bought This League Off” Kraft.

  7. many rag on dorsett but belechik ALWAYS emphasizes that being with the team for the entire OTAs, camp and preseason can have a big impact on whether somebody has outsize success in the patriots system. dorsett joined the team after all those things were over last year.

    you can bet that if he doesn’t show a lot of progress over the summer belechick will be very open to trading or cutting bait on the guy. BB isn’t always right but he makes up for it by on-average paying below market and taking write-downs quickly.

  8. tylawspick6 says:
    May 15, 2018 at 11:49 pm
    good deal
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    Hahahaha…………
    Keep telling yourself that, Patsie* Boy.
    #Hosed

  9. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    May 16, 2018 at 12:49 am

    Bill benched the only decent defender on the team for the superbowl. Even tho Brady choked the game away by fumbling, it’s worth wondering if Malcolm had played, maybe Brady wouldn’t have been in the position to have to prove his worth. Maybe Bill is losing it, maybe the disconnect between Kraft/Bill/Brady is worse than we thought and Bill is giving one last middle finger to Robert “I Bought This League Off” Kraft.

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    Malcolm is a decent defender but he wasn’t very good this season.

    I still wouldn’t have benched him if I’m Bill but I can see the logic.

  10. The perfect way to motivate a player. How many players could say that they have PERFORMANCE bonuses aligned with a contract year.

    Ball out kid! Have your strongest year ever!!!

  11. They won’t resign him. They will let him leave and be happy with the 3rd round compensatory pick.

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