NFL Rumors: New England Patriots Wide Receiver Drawing Trade Interest

The New England Patriots this off-season have reportedly struggled to move the ball on offence, and this is perhaps why all of the trade interest around wide receiver Kendrick Bourne isn't gaining any traction with the Patriots front office. According to Boston Globe reporter Andrew Callahan, multiple teams have called New England over the past week to try and work on a deal for Bourne, but it doesn't seem like the interest in moving him is mutual from the Patriots side of things. 

Bourne has never been a top-tier wide receiver 1, but he's been very consistent over his career, and in 2021, he put up career numbers with 800 receiving yards, 125 rushing yards and 5 Touchdown's, so it's understandable if a playoff team wants to look at him as a potential WR2 or 3 on their team. The five year veteran has two years left on the 3-year, $15 million deal he signed with New England before the 2021 season, making him a very cheap option on a deep offence, of which there are plenty around the NFL heading into 2022/23. 

Ultimately, it looks like New England are struggling for playmakers, so it doesn't make sense to trade him before the season, but if they head into the trade deadline with major struggles and not a huge chance at returning to the playoffs, there's a very good chance that those same teams will come calling for Bourne again. 

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