New England Patriots

Sep 8, 2019; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett (13) runs with the ball for a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the second half at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com

The Patriots may be losing an offensive weapon before they get to add any.

Phillip Dorsett is receiving interest from ‘multiple teams’ according to reports coming out of the NFL Combine on Thursday. Free agent rumors remain murky with the 2020 season’s financial status tied up in the current CBA negotiations, but it looks like if the Patriots want to retain Dorsett’s services, it may take a bidding war to do so.

Nov 17, 2019; Philadelphia, PA: New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett catches a touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (James Lang-USA TODAY Sports)

Nov 17, 2019; Philadelphia, PA: New England Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett catches a touchdown pass during the third quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. (James Lang-USA TODAY Sports)

Dorsett was in a similar position last season as well. The Patriots ended up letting him explore the market and come back to him with the best offer. That could be the case once again and would be made easier by a free agency process that’s expected to be drawn out with the pending CBA.

In 2019, Dorsett played in 14 games for the Patriots catching 29 passes for 397 yards and five touchdowns. He’s been with the team since the 2017 preseason, when he was acquired from the Indianapolis Colts for quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

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