New England has kicked off the new league year by locking up depth options like Dorsett. As the receiving corps stands, he's the clear No. 2 behind Julian Edelman, pending the NFL reinstating the suspended Josh Gordon and any other additions this offseason. In his second year with the Pats in 2018, Dorsett averaged 25 offensive snaps per game en route to 32 receptions (on 42 targets) for 290 yards and three touchdowns.
Dorsett was on the field for 26 of a possible 72 snaps on offense in Sunday's 13-3 win over the Rams in Super Bowl LIII. He did not record a catch.
Dorsett, who was not targeted in the contest, will be eligible for free agency next month. The speedy 26-year-old finished the 2018 season with 32 catches (on 42 targets) for 290 yards and three TDs in 16 games. The 2015 first-rounder's overall numbers were capped by the fact there were multiple games in which he wasn't targeted, but Dorsett was able to produce when the team was shorthanded and it's still possible that he'll re-sign with New England if he isn't lured away by another team offering good money and a more concrete role.
Dorsett caught one of his three targets for a 29-yard TD in Sunday's 37-31 AFC Championship Game win over the Chiefs.
Dorsett is still working behind Julian Edelman (10 targets) and Chris Hogan (seven targets), but in his complementary role in the Patriots offense, the speedy wideout approaches Super Bowl LIII against the Rams in the midst of a three-game scoring streak.
Dorsett hauled in all five of his targets for 34 yards and a TD in Sunday's 38-3 win over the Jets.
With Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) inactive Sunday, Dorsett 's involvement in the Patriots' offense increased and as has been the case when given expanded opportunities, the wideout did his job capably. The 25-year-old speedster finished the 2018 season with 32 catches (on 42 targets) for 290 yards and three TDs in 16 games. His numbers were capped by the fact that there were multiple games in which he wasn't targeted, but Dorsett was able to produce when the team was shorthanded at wideout. The 2015 first-rounder is eligible to become a free agent this offseason.
With Cordarrelle Patterson (knee) inactive, Dorsett is in line to see added snaps Sunday against the Jets, Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald reports.
He'll still be working behind Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan, but Dorsett, who hasn't caught a pass since Week 12, has a chance to factor in Sunday, given that the Patriots' thinned-out wideout corps will be without both Patterson and Josh Gordon (suspension) in Week 17.
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|2018||New England Patriots||16||2||32||290||9.1||20||3||1||0||17|
|2017||New England Patriots||15||2||1||7||7.0||7||0||0||0|
|2018||New England Patriots||16||2||4||29||7.3||17||0||0||2|
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|2017||New England Patriots||15||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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