Phillip Dorsett going into free agency with “open mind”

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There hasn’t been quite as much of a spotlight on wide receiver Phillip Dorsett as he heads for free agency as there’s been on his teammate Tom Brady, but Dorsett is set to hit the market later this month for the second time in as many years.

Dorsett re-signed with the Patriots rather quickly last March, but it doesn’t sound like that’s his first choice this time around. Dorsett saw his playing time drop late last season in a change he said came “out of nowhere” and he feels he needs “to be honest with myself about” what’s best for him in 2020 as a result.

“I would say that will probably be a little different,” Dorsett said, via “Last year, I had my heart set on where I wanted to go and I didn’t have an open mind. This year, I know I have to go into it with an open mind.”

Dorsett had 29 catches for 397 yards and five touchdowns last season, but only three of those catches came in the final six weeks of the season. He added one catch for six yards in New England’s playoff loss to the Titans.

7 responses to “Phillip Dorsett going into free agency with “open mind”

  1. Dorsett is heavily underrated.
    The man does not drop passes.
    IF Brady would have been throwing him the ball, instead of dirt-ball hissy-fits last year, our offense would have been way better than the abomination that it was.

    It doesn’t sound like Dorsett wants to stick around, and I don’t blame him, but if we end up with a QB that wants to play. . . Dorsett would be very valuable.

  2. Underrated?

    Dorsett is not JAG (just a guy) any longer, he’s JOB (just a body). He’s played for a top tier QB, and a HoF QB and has done nothing. He’s the guy you put on the field, so you don’t get flagged for not having enough guys on the field.

  3. Targeted 54 times, caught about half. Not a good ratio. I’m thinking he may have been out of position a bit or ran the wrong routes so Brady lost confidence in him.

    He should have had plenty of opportunity last year. His history says he’s an average at best player.

  4. This guy is going to end up on someone’s practice squad, or in Canada, or in the XFL, or having to get a real job.

  5. He did look like The Hope early in the season. Then all of a sudden it was like he wasn’t even on the field. If I were him I’d go elsewhere.

  6. Those 397yds were actually the most he’s caught in 3yrs at the Pats but he took a head injury in wk11, and that one catch in the playoffs was only his 2nd reception after returning from it.

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