The Patriots may be interested in re-signing Kendrick Bourne.

Kendrick Bourne, the Patriots' best receiver this season, expressed his desire to return to Foxboro on Instagram.

Bourne posted about 2023 and 2024 on Monday. Demario Douglas, another Patriots receiver, said, "miss you brudda."

Bourne responded to the newbie, "Miss you puppy! Make the Patriots return me!" Bourne tagged the Patriots' official account in the comment.

Bourne caught 37 passes for 406 yards and four touchdowns in eight games before his ACL injury.

Bourne finished fourth in Patriots catches in 2022-23, catching 35 passes for 434 yards and one score.

Bourne has already expressed his wish to stay in New England. Bourne's name was rumored before the trade deadline earlier this season. Bourne said he wanted to stay in New England when asked about the reports.

Want to be here. I want to be here. Bourne warned the reporters that other plans may exist. The Patriots signed the 28-year-old receiver to a four-year, $15 million contract in 2021. He becomes a free agent after this season.

Re-signing Bourne's health, price, and the Patriots' top-three draft pick will likely determine his fate. Resigning Bourne would offer the rookie quarterback a strong target if New England drafts a quarterback to replace Mac Jones and Bailey Zappe.

If the Patriots choose Marvin Harrison Jr., the top receiver, they may let Bourne go to sign elsewhere or sign a new receiver in free agency, like they did with Jakobi Meyers and JuJu Smith-Schuster this summer.

Watch this space for further developments.