Teammates praise Phillip Dorsett’s evolution from one-trick pony to all-around threat

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(Adam Richins/Boston Sports Journal)

FOXBOROUGH — Eric Rowe could talk all day about Phillip Dorsett. Seriously.

Rowe is a chatty guy, but as the guy who is charged with covering him most of the time in practice, he can provide you with a pretty detailed look at the arc of his career since Dorsett first arrived in Foxborough roughly a year ago. And that’s why he wasn’t surprised to see what Dorsett accomplished in Sunday’s 27-20 win over the Texans.

According to Rowe, the talk around Dorsett started late in the spring when Dorsett’s route tree started to grow. In the process, he went from a one-dimensional guy to someone who was capable of doing much more in the New England passing game.

“The DBs, we were talking about Phillip this spring. A lot,” Rowe told “His routes got better.