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New Patriots WR Phillip Dorsett following trade from Colts: 'It's been a transition and I love it already'

Ryan Hannable
September 05, 2017 - 4:09 pm

FOXBORO -- Over the weekend, wide receiver Phillip Dorsett was traded to the Patriots from the Colts for third-string quarterback Jacoby Brissett.

Dorsett was a first-round pick in 2015, but was the No. 3 receiver with the Colts entering the season. Because of this, it wasn't a complete shock for him to be traded.

Speaking at his locker Tuesday for the first time since the trade, Dorsett seemed like a player looking forward to playing on a new team.

"It's been a transition and I love it already," Dorsett said. "It's going to be a definite transition learning the playbook and everything, but like I said before, I'm the person for it."

The wide out knows he has a lot to catch up on since he missed the entire spring and summer, but said he is up for the task.

“I wouldn’t say [it’s been] overwhelming. I think I’m a pretty smart guy,” he said. “Of course, they throw a lot at your first, but I’m just in it. You have to be in it. Like you said, I just go back to the hotel and study as much as I can until I get tired. And then, I try to study more. At the end of the day, I think it’ll be worth it.”

Added Dorsett: "I'm just learning now. I'll learn a lot more. I'm getting reps in there now. The more I learn, the more reps I'll get."

Some thought he could be the new Patriots' punt returner, but he didn't offer any clues as to that being the case.

“Whatever they’re going to ask me to do, I’m willing to do. If they ask me to do it, I’m willing to do it," Dorsett said.

With the Colts trading him after two years, some players might feel a bit of pressure to perform with their new team, but Dorsett isn't feeling that way.

"I don't really put that much pressure on myself," he said.

It seems likely Dorsett will play Thursday night against the Chiefs, but only on a limited basis since he just joined the team less than a week ago.

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