Kendrick Bourne wouldn’t be averse to being traded out of New England, per an ESPN report.
The proficient wideout, who’s at present battling a turf toe harm, wouldn’t thoughts a change of surroundings if it afforded him extra alternatives to play and be extra of an integral a part of the offense.
Bourne was an necessary a part of the offense final 12 months with Josh McDaniels because the offensive coordinator. For totally different causes, his snaps have declined this 12 months with Matt Patricia because the play caller.
The 27-year-old receiver had 55 catches for 800 yards on 70 targets final 12 months. Thus far, after six video games, he’s made 11 catches on 14 targets. He’s projected to complete with 31 catches on 40 targets.
Some of Bourne’s lack of taking part in time is as a result of Patriots depth on the place, in addition to the emergence of rookie receiver Tyquan Thornton, who had been in IR the primary 4 weeks, however has been within the lineup the final two video games.
Against the Browns, Thornton had 4 catches for 37 yards and a landing. He additionally rushed for a rating.
The Herald had reported way back to late August, that a number of groups expressed an curiosity in buying and selling for Bourne, however none of these conversations gained a lot traction. His $3.5 million team-friendly wage is probably going one motive the Pats wouldn’t be inclined to maneuver him.
The NFL’s commerce deadline is Nov. 1.
According to the ESPN report, Nelson Agholor’s title has additionally come up in commerce discussions not too long ago, together with Bourne. The vast receiver can be damage, lacking the Cleveland recreation with a hamstring harm.