Patriots huge receiver Kendrick Bourne desires to re-sign in New England throughout subsequent month’s free company, he informed ESPN.
“I want to come back (to New England). That is a goal of mine. I love being a Patriot. It’s a great environment for a person like me,” Bourne stated. “Being a Patriot helped me grow into the player I am today. I’m thankful for the organization, but you never know. I’ve been in free agency before, and I didn’t know what would happen. And I don’t know now.”
Bourne, 28, is coming off a torn ACL he suffered through the Patriots’ loss at Miami final October. He informed ESPN he expects to be prepared for the 2024 season opener, as he continues to rehab with a bodily therapist who lives with him in Portland, Oregon. Bourne stated most days he works on stretching and mobility work within the morning and conditioning within the afternoon.
Bourne had been monitoring for a profession yr in New England, the place he remained the crew’s main receiver weeks after his season-ending harm. He broke out in 2021, his first yr with the Patriots, who signed him as a free agent from San Francisco earlier that spring. That season, he caught 55 passes for 800 yards and 5 touchdowns.
Bourne’s success that season and match within the New England tradition are important causes he stated he desires to return.
“In 2021, I had my best year. In 2022, I struggled. Then last year I was on my way to having my best year and made a lot of changes in my life — I became a better man, a better football player, being married, just my mindset. The Patriots were a big part of that and I don’t ever want to take that for granted,” he stated.
“These last two years were rebuilding, so I don’t want to miss the time when you may be coming back, the good wave. It was rough but you never know where it could go. I feel like something good is coming in that building and I want to be part of it.”