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Bill Belichick explains trade of Jacoby Brissett for Phillip Dorsett

Ryan Hannable
September 03, 2017 - 10:01 am

FOXBORO -- The Patriots made a big move Saturday by trading third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett to the Colts for wide out Phillip Dorsett.

On Sunday morning, Bill Belichick didn't have much to say on the trade.

When asked why he traded Brissett, he replied, “To acquire Dorsett.”

He later added: “If you want something you have to give up something. That’s what trades are.”

Dorsett has played two seasons with the Colts and is a speedster. In his two years, he has totaled 51 catches for 753 yards and three touchdowns.

“He’s a pretty talented player, a first-round draft pick," Belichick said. "We’ll see. Start working with him today and see how it goes.”

Some have speculated he could return punts for the team, but Belichick was non-commital.

“I don't know. We’ll see how it goes," he said.

It would appear Dorsett will be the fifth receiver on the roster when the Patriots host the Chiefs Thursday night.