The New England Patriots were expected to make big moves ahead of the trade deadline and many thought they’d make a decision on Kendrick Bourne. Yes, they made a decision on the veteran wide receiver and he is staying in New England.
Jordan Schultz from theSchultz reported that the Patriots won’t trade the wide receiver despite all the calls they have received so far.
Bourne is an excellent wideout and he can easily find a home somewhere else. He has issues with Matt Patricia and the new offensive system, but team owner Robert Kraft likes him a lot.
The veteran wideout is coming off of a good season. However, his greatness wasn’t really a factor this season. NFL experts thought that Bill Belichick would get rid of him at some point. The 27-year-old has secured his spot in New England. Hopefully, he will find a way to cope with the current situation. He had strong comments about the new offense and may need more time to adjust to the system.
Patriots made the right decision about Kendrick Bourne
Patricia has issues with Bourne after the latter arrived late for a meeting. Bourne’s attitude was an issue, too. He was ejected in the preseason and coaches benched him. It seems like things have changed a bit as Bourne sees more playing time now. The team beat the New York Jets on Sunday and Bourne was brilliant. He played 54 offensive snaps and ranked right behind Jakobi Meyers and Tyquan Thornton.
DeVante Parker’s knee injury gave Bourne a chance to shine on the field. Parker suffered his injury on the first offensive play and the Patriots ruled him out for the remainder of the game. According to reports, he won’t miss any time.
When it comes to Bourne, he is averaging 2.1 targets per game which is down from 4.1 in 2021. The veteran caught 55 passes for 800 yards and five touchdowns last season. He is a bit quiet this season and has 15 targets, 11 catches, 156 yards, and no touchdowns.