Aug 29, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) drops a pass that is intercepted by New York Giants middle linebacker Mark Herzlich (not pictured) in the second quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots WR Aaron Dobson limited in practice


 

The New England Patriots are breaking in a completely new receiving corps this year, as they’ve lost over 80% of their receiving production from last year’s team. With newly signed Danny Amendola already dealing with injury issues, the Pats need their rookie receivers to step up and produce this year.

Aaron Dobson was drafted out of Marshall to take on the role of a big, physical receiver, who could go up and snatch the contested balls over defenders, but up to this point, he’s been a disappointment and hasn’t shown he’s ready to step up in his rookie year.

Injuries haven’t helped either, as he’s been dealing with a hamstring injury, and was limited today in the team’s final pre-Buffalo Bills practice, and it looks as though he might not play Sunday. Even if he is healthy, there’s a chance he’ll be a gameday inactive.

If he does play, it will be in a rotation with Josh Boyce and Julian Edelman, as Kenbrell Thompkins and Danny Amendola are expected to be the starters.

 

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