Kendrick Bourne

New England Patriots
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New England Patriots
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Kendrick Bourne Won't Practice This Spring

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (knee) will not be on the field this spring with the rest of the team, according to new head coach Jerod Mayo. It shouldn't come as a huge surprise after a torn right ACL forced Bourne to miss the final nine games of the 2023 season. The 28-year-old said that he expects to be full-go for the start of training camp this summer, though, but he's going to miss valuable time working with new quarterbacks Jacoby Brissett and rookie first-rounder Drake Maye during organized team activities. As long as Bourne doesn't suffer a setback during training camp or the preseason, he should be ready for the Week 1 season opener. Bourne had a career-high 800 receiving yards and five touchdowns in his first year with the Pats in 2021 before regressing to 434 yards and one score in 16 games (two starts) in 2022.

May 20, 2024 2:12 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne, Pats Agree On New Deal

Wide receiver Kendrick Bourne agreed to a new deal to remain in New England. The contract is for three years, and he'll be eligible to earn up to $33 million. The 28-year-old amassed 406 yards and four touchdowns off 37 catches last season. However, despite appearing on track for a career year, Bourne suffered a torn ACL during the AFC East battle with the Miami Dolphins in Week 8. Fortunately, he should be ready to go for the 2024-25 campaign. But with a new head coach in the equation and Mac Jones out of the picture, Bourne could have a tough time finding his rhythm. His knee injury is also something fantasy managers should keep in the back of their heads. Yet, while reaching for him during fantasy drafts heading into the new season isn't recommended, he's worth grabbing if he's available later than expected.

Mar 10, 2024 9:22 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne, Patriots Have "Notable Gap" In Contract Talks

The New England Patriots and impending free agent wide receiver Kendrick Bourne are working to agree on a new contract ahead of 2024 free agency, but there's still a "notable gap" in negotiations, according to NFL insider Josina Anderson. Bourne played in just eight games last year before suffering a torn ACL, yet he still finished third on the team with 406 receiving yards. Since signing with the Patriots in 2021, Bourne has hauled in 127 passes for 1,640 yards and 10 touchdowns. Given the weakness of New England's wide receiver group, re-signing him before he can hit the open market appears to be a priority.

Mar 10, 2024 2:05 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne Expected To Be Full Go By Training Camp

Free-agent wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (knee) had positive news for reporters when asked how his recovery from a torn ACL is going. Bourne mentioned that he should be able to get some work in this spring and that he should be "full-go" once training camp kicks off. "My plan is to play game 1," he told reporters. Bourne was on his way to a career year for the New England Patriots in 2023 before tearing his ACL in Week 8, catching 37 passes for 406 yards and four touchdowns through eight games. The Patriots have reportedly already offered Bourne a new contract, according to the Boston Herald, although he may wait to see what he can fetch when NFL free agency opens on March 13.

Mar 7, 2024 8:04 PM EST

Patriots Make Offer To Kendrick Bourne

The New England Patriots have made an offer to impending free-agent wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (knee) after months of stalled talks, according to a source. Despite playing in only eight games last year due to an ACL tear that he suffered in Week 8, the 28-year-old is expected to draw significant interest on the open market if he makes it to free agency. The Jets were among the teams to show interest in Bourne over the last 18 months, when a Patriots source said their front office received trade calls at the end of training camp in 2022 and 2023. The Raiders, Rams, Bills and Texans were other teams interested, but they were told Bourne wasn't available. Two front-office executives project Bourne to eventually sign a deal with an average annual value around $7 million. He's ahead of schedule in his recovery from his ACL and is tracking toward a return for Week 1 of the 2024 regular season.

Mar 4, 2024 2:08 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne Expected To Test The Market

KPRC's Aaron Wilson says not to expect a new deal at this time for New England Patriots impending free-agent wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (knee), according to league sources. Bourne is expected to test the market, where strong interest is expected. He's expected to make a full recovery and be ready for Week 1 of the 2024 regular season after tearing the ACL in his right knee in Week 8. The 28-year-old said he would like to re-sign with New England, but that won't stop him from leaving if he finds a better offer on the open market. Before his injury in 2023, Bourne was averaging career-bests with 4.6 catches and 50.8 receiving yards per game. Latching on with another team might be best for his fantasy value, given the fact that the Patriots are shifting to a whole new coaching staff, but he'll also be a risky fantasy selection coming off major knee surgery.

Feb 24, 2024 1:07 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne Has Surgery, Could Be Ready For Training Camp Next Year

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (knee) had successful surgery to fix his torn right ACL on Wednesday, and it was performed by Dr. Neal ElAttrache in Los Angeles. Bourne is rehabbing in the same facility as New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers. It's believed that he could recover in time for the start of training camp next summer. The 28-year-old was the Patriots' leading receiver at the time of his season-ending injury in the Week 8 loss to the Miami Dolphins. Bourne finishes his 2023 campaign with 37 receptions for 406 yards and four touchdowns on 55 targets. In his absence the rest of the way, rookie Demario Douglas and JuJu Smith-Schuster should continue to operate as the team's top two wideouts. Bourne will be an unrestricted free agent in March of 2024.

Nov 16, 2023 11:59 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne Suffers Torn ACL

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (knee) suffered a torn right ACL in the Week 8 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, according to a source. Bourne will miss the remainder of the season and can be safely dropped in single-year fantasy leagues at this time. The 28-year-old was the most consistent wideout for a struggling Patriots offense all year, and he'll finish with 37 receptions on 55 targets for 406 yards and four touchdowns in eight games. The Patriots also lost DeVante Parker to a head injury on Sunday, so they could be down to JuJu Smith-Schuster, Demario Douglas and Jalen Reagor heading into a Week 9 date with the Washington Commanders. Tight ends Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki should also have bigger roles moving forward with Bourne done for the year.

Oct 30, 2023 12:00 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne Set For An MRI On Monday

According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (knee) will get an MRI on Monday. The wideout injured his right knee during the Week 8 meeting with the Dolphins and didn't return. He's had a good 2023-24 campaign, so fantasy managers hope the ailment won't keep him out for the remainder of the year. Fortunately, the team is optimistic Bourne avoided anything serious. But if the 28-year-old misses time, it could mean more targets for Hunter Henry, Demario Douglas, and JuJu Smith-Schuster. DeVante Parker (head), who also left Sunday's contest with a head injury, would also benefit, assuming he doesn't join Bourne on the shelf.

Oct 29, 2023 5:22 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne Won't Return In Week 8

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Week 8 versus the Miami Dolphins. He had caught three of four targets for 36 yards and one touchdown, salvaging his fantasy performance prior to his departure. New England could struggle to replace Bourne on offense and will now turn to some combination of Demario Douglas, DeVante Parker, and JuJu Smith-Schuster at the wide receiver position.

Oct 29, 2023 3:35 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne Approaching WR2 Territory In Week 8

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne is quickly ascending as a valuable option in fantasy football, and he could reach the WR2 tier in a juicy Week 8 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. The 28-year-old has 16 catches, 152 yards, and one touchdown over the last two weeks, ranking as the WR8 overall during that span. He played a season-high 93 percent of snaps in both of those games, highlighting his prominent role in the Patriots' offensive attack. Now, with the Patriots projected to throw the ball a lot versus Miami, Bourne could ascend to the next level. Having exhibited reliable hands and the ability to handle heavy volume, Bourne is suddenly a fringe top-24 fantasy receiver.

Oct 27, 2023 12:01 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne Emerging As Reliable Fantasy Option

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne turned seven targets into six catches for 63 yards and one touchdown during Sunday's win over the Buffalo Bills. Bourne operated as Mac Jones' favorite target once again and helped the Patriots' offense find some much-needed life in the upset victory. He should be viewed as a high-end fantasy WR3 ahead of an appealing matchup against the Miami Dolphins in Week 8.

Oct 22, 2023 5:49 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne An Appealing FLEX Option In Week 7

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne has recently been the team's top option in the passing game, giving him WR3/FLEX appeal for Week 7 versus the Buffalo Bills. While Bourne's production hinges on the play of quarterback Mac Jones, who has struggled mightily over the last three weeks, the veteran receiver capitalized on heavy volume last Sunday against the Raiders. Bourne finished that game with 11 targets, 10 catches, and 89 yards and might see a similar load in Week 7 if the Patriots fall behind early, as expected. As bye weeks and injuries take a toll on fantasy teams, Bourne could give managers much-needed relief as a WR3 with upside.

Oct 20, 2023 11:25 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne Heavily Involved In Week 6 Loss

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne was targeted 11 times during Sunday's loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. He finished the game with 10 catches for 89 receiving yards while also adding a four-yard rush. Bourne played a huge role with JuJu Smith-Schuster (head) and Demario Douglas (head) sidelined. This was his second-best fantasy performance of the season and makes him a reasonable WR3/FLEX option against the Buffalo Bills in Week 7.

Oct 15, 2023 9:12 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne Only Has Appeal In Deep Leagues

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne has low-end fantasy appeal heading into Week 6 versus the Las Vegas Raiders. The Patriots' offense has been terrible lately, but perhaps clashes with the Jets, Cowboys, and Saints made New England look worse than it actually is. A matchup with the mediocre-at-best Raiders could give the Patriots new life, and Bourne has a chance to benefit significantly with JuJu Smith-Schuster (head), Demario Douglas (head), and Tyquan Thornton (shoulder) all banged up. If the Patriots pass the ball a lot and can expose Vegas' suspect secondary, Bourne could have fantasy relevance. Such an outcome is far from a guarantee, but this might be a risk worth taking in deep leagues.

Oct 13, 2023 12:06 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne Hauls In Two Passes Sunday

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne caught two of five targets for 43 yards against the New Orleans Saints in Week 5. The 29-year-old led the Patriots in targets and yards, but that was a low bar to surpass given New England mustered zero points and just 156 net yards on offense. As the Patriots try to overcome offensive struggles, Bourne is nothing more than a bench option in deeper fantasy leagues.

Oct 8, 2023 4:44 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne Held In Check By Cowboys

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne hauled in two of three targets for 36 yards in Week 4 versus the Cowboys. The Patriots lost by a score of 38-3, falling to 1-3 on the season. This was the Bourne's worst game of the season in terms of both statistics and fantasy production. The 28-year-old had a big Week 1, playing 91 percent of snaps and scoring two touchdowns, but has come back down to earth since then. Notably, he has yet to log more than 56 percent of snaps in a single game since the opener. He has lost playing time to DeVante Parker and Demario Douglas and isn't an appealing fantasy option for the time being.

Oct 2, 2023 11:15 AM EST

Kendrick Bourne A Shaky Option For Week 4

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne is an unreliable fantasy option heading into Week 4 versus the Dallas Cowboys. It's no secret that Dallas has a tough defense and should make it difficult for Mac Jones and co. to get much done on Sunday. It should also be noted that while Bourne leads the team in targets, catches, and yards, his season stats are skewed by an explosive Week 1 performance in which he scored two touchdowns. Bourne has 75 yards over his last two games and played just 56 percent of snaps last week. You can leave him on your bench for the time being.

Sep 29, 2023 9:56 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne Leads Patriots Receivers In Week 3

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne hauled in four of five targets for 46 receiving yards during Sunday's win over the New York Jets. He and DeVante Parker continue to co-exist as the team's top wide receivers, clearly earning more volume than offseason addition JuJu Smith-Schuster. Bourne will rank as a WR4 in fantasy leagues going forward and can be left on your benches versus the Cowboys in Week 4.

Sep 24, 2023 4:50 PM EST

Kendrick Bourne Tough To Trust In Week 3

New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne isn't a reliable fantasy option heading into Sunday's game against the Jets. Last week's return of DeVante Parker (knee) dropped Bourne's snap share to just 51 percent, so while he did still total nine targets and four receptions, it's unclear just how much playing time he'll get going forward. It's also worth noting that Sauce Gardner will likely cover Parker, leaving Bourne or JuJu Smith-Schuster open, but the biggest benefactor might actually be Hunter Henry. Between reduced playing time, a tough matchup, and several mouths to feed, the odds are stacked against Bourne in Week 3. You can find better options at WR or FLEX.

Sep 22, 2023 10:52 AM EST