3 Most Likely Kendrick Bourne Destinations in Free Agency

As New England Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne prepares to hit free agency on March 13, here's a look at three of his most likely destinations this NFL offseason.
Where will veteran WR Kendrick Bourne sign this offseason?
Where will veteran WR Kendrick Bourne sign this offseason? / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports
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3. Miami Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are another team that could use a playmaker like Bourne.

At first, you might be wondering why the Dolphins would "need" the veteran wideout. Not only did they average an NFL-high 265.5 passing yards per game, but they already have the dynamic duo of Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle, who combined for 2,813 receiving yards and 17 TDs last season.

The issue is that Miami has zero reliable wideouts (or pass-catchers in general) beyond Hill and Waddle. Tight end Durham Smythe had the third-most receiving yards on the team in 2023 (366) while Cedrick Wilson Jr. was the next productive wide receiver at only 296 yards.

Adding Bourne to the fold would give QB Tua Tagovailoa another reliable weapon to target when Hill and Waddle are covered. Additionally, heading to South Beach would reunite Bourne with head coach Mike McDaniel, who was the 49ers' run game coordinator during the WR's four-year stint in San Francisco. Although the duo didn't directly work with each other, that familiarity could be all Bourne needs to join the Dolphins.

With Miami being nearly $26 million over the salary cap, a cheaper veteran like Bourne is the perfect target. Fortunately, joining the Dolphins would benefit the Portland, OR native, too.

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