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Patriots vs Redskins: Wide receiver Phillip Dorsett will not to return because of a hamstring injury

New England’s wide receiver depth chart takes a hit.

NFL: SEP 29 Patriots at Bills Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The New England Patriots’ wide receiver position has been one of turnover this year — from the return of Josh Gordon from his indefinite suspension, to first-round pick N’Keal Harry opening his rookie season on injured reserve, to Antonio Brown’s short stint with the club. Among the few constants, however, was wide receiver Phillip Dorsett who proved himself a reliable receiving option alongside Gordon and Julian Edelman.

Over the first four games of the season, Dorsett caught 15 passes for 197 yards and a team-high three receiving touchdowns. Needless to say that he was expected to play a considerable role again for today’s game against the Washington Redskins. However, his day might have come to a quick end: as the Patriots announced early in the first quarter, Dorsett left the game with a hamstring injury and is questionable to return.

With Dorsett out, the Patriots got their tight ends — Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo — involved more and also used running back Sony Michel as a receiving option. Needless to say, however, that the situation will be one worth watching moving forward.

[UPDATE 10/06/2019, 2:55 pm ET] According to the team, Dorsett has been downgraded to “out” — he will not return to the game.