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Kendrick Bourne Signs With New England Patriots

NFL veteran wide receiver Kendrick Bourne is no longer a free agent. Bourne spent the 2020 NFL season with the San Francisco 49ers.
Kendrick Bourne

NFL veteran wide receiver Kendrick Bourne signed a three-year, $22.5 million contract with the New England Patriots. Bourne spent the first four seasons of his career with the San Francisco 49ers.

Kendrick Bourne, New England Patriots, Agree to Deal

Bourne has played in 58 games over four seasons, starting 13 of them. He has 137 career receptions, 1,769 career receiving yards, and 11 career touchdowns.

Bourne played in 15 games in 2020, starting five of them. He set career highs with 49 catches and 667 receiving yards. He also scored two touchdowns.

Bourne played in all 16 games in 2019, catching 30 passes for 358 receiving yards and a career-best five touchdowns. Bourne tied for the team lead in receiving touchdowns. He helped guide the 49ers to the top seed in the NFC. In the Divisional Round that postseason against the Minnesota Vikings, Bourne caught three passes for 40 yards and a touchdown. In the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers, he caught one pass for six yards. He also caught two passes for 42 yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LIV.

Bourne played in all 16 games in 2018 as well, starting eight of them. He finished that season with 42 receptions for 487 receiving yards and four touchdowns. He led all 49ers wide receivers that season in catches and yardage, despite starting the season as the number five wide receiver on the depth chart. Bourne played in 11 games as a rookie in 2017. He began that regular season as the number five wide receiver on the depth chart as well. He finished the season with 16 receptions for 257 yards.

Bourne signed with the 49ers in 2017 as an undrafted free agent out of Eastern Washington. During his four collegiate seasons at Eastern Washington, Bourne was Honorable Mention All-Big Sky in 2014, Second-team All-Big Sky in 2015 and 2016, and Third-team All American in 2016.

Before choosing Eastern Washington, Bourne played high school football at Milwaukie Academy of the Arts in Milwaukie, Oregon. Bourne was born in Portland, Oregon on August 4, 1995. He stands at 6’1” and weighs 203 pounds.

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