Robert Kraft wants Kendrick Bourne out of Patriots ‘doghouse’

Much like the remaining of Patriots Nation, group proprietor Robert Kraft want to see extra manufacturing from the offense following Sunday’s dismal season-opening loss to the Dolphins — and that apparently contains extra reps for a sure participant linked to offseason drama.

Kendrick Bourne, the Patriots’ second-leading receiver in 2021, performed two snaps throughout New England’s 20-7 loss to Miami, one of which included a 41-yard go from quarterback Mac Jones. Kraft apparently took discover, per NBC Sports Boston’s Tom E. Curran, and is alleged to have made his emotions in regards to the matter identified.

“It’s my understanding, I was not told directly, but it’s what I have gleaned: Robert Kraft noticed it, Robert Kraft made his opinion known, and going forward, I think Kendrick Bourne will have a bigger role,” Curran mentioned this week on “Gresh & Keefe.”

Patriots receiver Kendrick Bourne (proper) catches a go from quarterback Mac Jones in the course of the Patriots’ season opener towards the Dolphins on Sept. 11, 2022.
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Patriots owner Robert Kraft attends New England's season opener in Miami on Sept. 11, 2022.
Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft attends New England’s season opener in Miami on Sept. 11, 2022.
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Bourne, who signed a three-year, $15 million take care of the Patriots in March 2021, had a strong season final year, recording 55 receptions for 800 yards and 5 touchdowns within the Josh McDaniels-led offense.

This year, New England has offensive coaches Matt Patricia and Joe Judge on the helm, with regarding studies coming out of coaching camp all through the summer time. Earlier this month, Albert Breer of The Monday Morning Quarterback floated the concept that Bourne’s struggles may very well be attributed to his emotions on the newly put in offense. Further, Curran said in a report Tuesday that sources relayed to him that the 27-year-old wideout and Patricia “haven’t exactly jelled.”

Leading as much as the Patriots’ preseason recreation towards the Panthers in August, Bourne is alleged to have been “a smidge late” to a group meeting and was benched because of this.

Matt Patricia on the sidelines during a Patriots preseason game in Aug. 2022.
Matt Patricia on the sidelines throughout a Patriots preseason recreation in Aug. 2022.
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Kendrick Bourne embraces Robert Kraft at Patriots training camp in July 2022.
Kendrick Bourne embraces Robert Kraft at Patriots coaching camp in July 2022.
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“There was a meeting prior to the Carolina Panthers game that he was just a smidge late to, I was told that resulted in the benching that night. All of those things, I think, combined have landed him in Matt Patricia’s doghouse,” Curran also said on “Gresh and Keefe.”

Bourne mentioned Sunday postgame that he’s “just waiting for my opportunity.”

“Just waiting for the coaches and just waiting for the moment for me to go in,” he said.

The Patriots will go to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 2.

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