Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett agrees to 1-year deal with Seattle

Seattle News

Former Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett has a new home.

According to multiple reports, Dorsett has agreed to a 1-year deal with the Seahawks and ended a longer free agency than the veteran wideout anticipated. His role in New England had likely already been filled by Damiere Byrd, the former Cardinals receiver who reached free-agent terms with the Pats earlier this offseason. Last year, Dorsett was limited to 29 receptions for 397 yards and five touchdowns.

While his playing time climbed each of the past three seasons, Dorsett’s productivity never matched the increased opportunity. He failed to surpass 32 catches or 400 receiving yards in a single season. After a two-touchdown performance in the Patriots’ 2019 season opener, Dorsett caught just 25 balls over the remaining 15 regular-season games.

However, he did help the Pats during their most recent Super Bowl run, catching a touchdown in both playoff games that preceded the team’s championship win over the Rams. The 27-year-old has now landed with another contender in Seattle, which has made the postseason in seven of the past eight years.

The Patriots acquired Dorsett through a 1-for-1 trade back in September 2017 that sent backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett to Indianapolis.

Without Dorsett, the Patriots’ wide receiver depth chart is down to Julian Edelman, Mohamed Sanu, N’Keal Harry, Jakobi Meyers and Byrd.

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