Patriots, Phillip Dorsett agree to 1-year deal
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The Patriots are bringing another one of their own free agents back.
The team has agreed to a 1-year deal with wide receiver Phillip Dorsett, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Source: WR Phillip Dorsett is heading back to the #Patriots on a 1-year deal. An opportunity to prove-it and hit free agency next year.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 14, 2019
The former Indianapolis Colts first-round pick caught 32 passes for 290 yards and a career-high three touchdowns. He also caught a touchdown with under a minute to go in the second quarter of the AFC Championship Game against the Chiefs, which put the Patriots up 14-0 at the time.
Dorsett also posted a 76.2 catch percentage (receptions divided by targets) in 2018, the highest of his career. Bill Belichick and his staff have repeatedly lauded Dorsett’s work ethic and ability to grasp the offense, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see his role increase next season.
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