The New England Patriots signed Kendrick Byrne to a three-year, $22.5 million deal last offseason.
At the time, Burnt was considered a low-level player – the most talked about free agent, and he quickly became one of New England’s most exciting players and personalities, and Made a real connection with then-rookie Mike Jones.
Byrne became an instant fan favorite, spending much of the offseason in New England with Jones and other receivers to further build A promising first season. In his first year with the Patriots, he had 55 catches and five touchdowns for 800 yards and five touchdowns, career highs for the 27-year-old, who went undrafted in 2017 and is in San Francisco spent his first four seasons.
Byrne moved quickly into New England as a versatile catcher and explosive playmaker with the ball in his hands. However, with the complex Patriots offense and the speed of the rookie quarterback, many believe his great season could have been better, especially if the team let Jones play a little more.
This offseason, New England, in a very non-Belichickian fashion, began to pivot their offense toward a more Shanahan, West Coast, zone-run blockade scheme, which is incompatible with the The traditional New England offense we’ve seen in 20 years is very different – plus years.
For many people, myself included, this seems like a great opportunity to make a fortune for struggling tight end Jonu Smith in 2021 And Kendrick Bourne Tailored Offense Both players are great athletes and playmakers with the ball in their hands. But by training camp, New England had the ball on the field and Byrne was nowhere to be seen. It’s clearly been an unusually quiet training camp for him so far.
Byrne was getting reps in the second unit instead of the usual first unit when the joint training started. But he was one of many who got involved in the fight throughout the week, throwing punches and eventually getting ejected from the team.
Byrne appeared to practice non-existent for the rest of the game, didn’t even get dressed for Friday night’s game, and he didn’t show up.
Can the Patriots message him?
It’s not uncommon to think Byrne could be snubbed by Belichick, as Jonas Gray, Chase Vinovich and Players such as the infamous Malcolm Butler have faced this situation because of a feud with Matt Patricia.
It wouldn’t be an overstatement to think something similar happened again to Matt Patricia, who keeps calling these plays camp.
This is purely speculative, but whether Byrne and Patricia can argue why Byrne was removed from training camp after supporting his teammates in joint training , or is the frustration of the new offense a lack of f production and relegation the reason he may have burst out in practice and been ejected?
It’s unclear exactly what happened to Bourne, but there’s an aura of resemblance to the old famous “Bill’s Kennel” that many veteran players find themselves in, and It seemed that he had to be won back in his favor.
It’ll be interesting to see what happens next week against Josh McDaniels and company as the Patriots head to Vegas for a joint practice with the Raiders. Unfortunately, they’ll be missing one catcher at Tyquan Thornton. Will players like Tre Nixon or Lil’Jordan Humphrey get more snaps from Bourne?
If so, he may leave New England. But his contract and association with Mike Jones should keep him on this list at least temporarily.
We can only hope it’s just last week’s injury and there’s no bad blood in the water.
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