Kendrick Bourne was not fit for the New England Patriots on Friday night,

This led to speculation about his future with the team.

During his post-game press conference, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked if

Why didn't Bourne go down against the Carolina Panthers? His response was not very helpful.

"He was not available," Belichick told reporters.

Bourne had a fight during a joint practice with the Panthers this week.

Perhaps that's why he was listed as inactive for Friday's game.

Belichick was later asked if Bourne would play against the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Patriot's Presidency will be available to conclude.

Last season, Bourne had 55 receptions for 800 yards and five touchdowns.

Bourne is under contract through the 2023 season.

A few weeks ago, his place on the Patriots' 53-man roster was considered fixed.