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Patriots Insider Has An Update On WR Phillip Dorsett

Phillip Dorsett celebrates a touchdown with his teammates.

FOXBOROUGH, MASSACHUSETTS - SEPTEMBER 08: Phillip Dorsett #13 of the New England Patriots celebrates with teammates after scoring a 58-yard touchdown during the third quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Gillette Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The Patriots are scrambling to find offensive playmakers for the 2020 season. Re-signing WR Phillip Dorsett could be essential for Bill Belichick's offense this year.

Tom Brady's decision to head to Tampa Bay has left New England in a unique world of hurt. Brady often masked the Patriots' lackluster offense throughout the 2019 season, hiding glaringly obvious weaknesses along the way.

Belichick needs more offensive weapons in 2020 - especially without Brady behind center. The Patriots' options are limited, though, meaning they might be forced to try and bring back Dorsett.

The 27-year-old WR finished with just 29 receptions for 397 yards and five touchdowns in 2019. Those numbers don't pop off the stat sheet, but considering the Patriots' limited options at receivers, they're interested in re-signing the veteran Dorsett:

This isn't the type of signing Patriots fans are hoping for at a time like this. But there aren't many options, as previously stated.

New England has a unique season approaching. Will the Patriots try and field a team capable of competing in the AFC? Or will Belichick go full tank mode and look ahead to 2021?

It's certainly an interesting time in Foxborough. Brady will be donning a new uniform for a new team next season while the Patriots will likely struggle to remain competitive.