Nov 18, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson (17) runs out of bounds during the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. The Panthers defeated the Patriots 24-20. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Patriots WR Aaron Dobson still not practicing


The New England Patriots are close to full strength at practice today as they prepare to take on the Indianapolis Colts in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs, but there is one key offensive player who has not been suiting up for the team.

Over the past two days, Dobson has been absent from practice and he has still yet to return to the field.

Dobson missed his second consecutive day with a foot injury.

This season, Dobson had 37 catches, 519 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns. He ranked in the top five in each of those categories for the Patriots.

Dobson started in nine games and appeared in 12 in 2013.

His presence on the outside will be missed as the Patriots offense attempts to take advantage of the Colts secondary.

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