Ahead of schedule, hoping to re-sign
Bourne (knee) recently said he's ahead of schedule in his rehab from an ACL tear and would like to re-sign with the Patriots this offseason, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.
The 28-year-old suffered an ACL tear Week 8 of his contract year, bringing an early end to a season in which he was averaging career bests of 4.6 catches and 50.8 receiving yards per game. Bourne is now scheduled for unrestricted free agency, and while he hopes to stay in New England under a new coaching staff, he acknowledged that he's not actually sure what the future will hold. He has a physical therapist living with him as part of his rehab process after Nov. 15 surgery, hoping to strengthen the quad and leg around his injured knee. Ben Volin of The Boston Globe reports that Bourne is in Las Vegas for the Super Bowl, with the wideout noting Tuesday that his rehab is going well and he hopes to "get [his] name out there" for potential suitors in free agency.
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The Patriots have offered Bourne (knee) a new contract, Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald reports.
Stevenson (ankle) recently said he's "feeling great" and would be able to play in a game if the Patriots had one coming up, Nicole Yang of The Boston Globe reports.
Jones finished the 2023 season with 2,120 passing yards to go along with 10 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 11 games.
Parker finished the 2023 season with 33 catches on 55 targets for 394 yards in 13 games.
Gesicki finished the 2023 season with 29 catches on 45 targets for 244 yards and two TDs in 17 games.
Douglas caught two of five targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Jets.
Zappe completed 12 of 30 passes for 88 yards with two interceptions while adding three rushing attempts for 13 yards in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Jets.
Elliott rushed 13 times for 54 yards and caught five of seven targets for 27 yards in Sunday's 17-3 loss to the Jets.
Jones (coach's decision) was designated the Patriots' inactive third QB for Sunday's game against the Jets.
Thornton (ankle) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Jets.