Phillip Dorsett Signs One-Year Deal With New England Patriots

Phillip Dorsett
KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI - JANUARY 20: Phillip Dorsett #13 of the New England Patriots celebrates catching a 29 yard touchdown in the second quarter against Steven Nelson #20 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium on January 20, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Four-year NFL veteran wide receiver Phillip Dorsett signed a one-year deal to return to the New England Patriots. As of this posting, the exact financial details are not yet available to the public. Dorsett, a one-time Super Bowl champion, spent the 2018 season with the New England Patriots but has also played for the Indianapolis Colts.

Phillip Dorsett, New England Patriots Agree to One-Year Deal

Dorsett spent the entirety of the 2018 season with the New England Patriots. Appearing in all 16 games and starting two, the fourth-year wide receiver recorded 32 receptions for 290 yards and one touchdown. Dorsett’s best game of the season came in Week One when he recorded seven receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown against the Houston Texans. During New England’s three-game postseason run, Dorsett recorded five receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns.

Dorsett initially entered the NFL as a first-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Selected by the Indianapolis Colts, the Miami product appeared in 11 games as a rookie without recording a start. During his time on the field, Dorsett recorded 18 receptions for 225 yards and one touchdown. He built on his rookie season in 2016, recording 33 receptions for 528 yards and two touchdowns in 15 games.

Dorsett’s tenure in Indianapolis ended rather abruptly. In the weeks leading up to the 2017 season, the Colts traded Dorsett in exchange for second-year quarterback Jacoby Brissett. Given only a few weeks to learn the playbook, Dorsett didn’t play a big role on the 2017 New England Patriots. In all, the speedy wide receiver finished his first year in New England with just 12 receptions for 194 yards.

Throughout the course of his four-year NFL career, Dorsett has recorded 95 receptions for 1,237 yards and six touchdowns. During his two years in New England, Dorsett has recorded 44 receptions for 484 yards and three touchdowns.

Prior to joining the NFL, Dorsett spent four years at the University of Miami. During his collegiate tenure, Dorsett recorded 121 receptions for 2,132 yards and 17 touchdowns.

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