Aaron Dobson
WR DET (10)
2 days ago

Dobson was released by the Lions on Saturday, James Palmer of NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Lions only had two healthy outside linebackers on their roster entering their Week 3 matchup against the Packers. So, the team promoted LB Zaviar Gooden from the practice squad in order to add depth at the position, and Dobson's roster spot was evidently needed to do so. Dobson was just signed to the team on Tuesday and thus didn't appear in a game with Detroit.

Aaron Dobson
WR DET (10)
6 days ago

Dobson signed a contract with the Lions on Tuesday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dobson worked out for five teams since being cut by the Patriots at the end of the preseason, but has finally landed a roster spot in Detroit. The Lions were thin at wideout with both Corey Fuller (foot) on the PUP list and Ryan Spadola (pectoral) on IR. The 25-year-old Dobson gives the Lions much needed depth at wideout and could figure to contribute in special teams as well.

Aaron Dobson
WR DET (10)
6 days ago

Dobson has worked out for five teams since he was released by the Patriots, most recently getting a look from the Lions on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.

EDGE Analysis

A 2013 second-round selection, Dobson flashed potential as a rookie but didn't have much of a role the past two seasons. If he does find a job this season, he'll likely have to work his way up a depth chart from the bottom.

Aaron Dobson
WR DET (10)
3 weeks ago

Dobson was waived by the Patriots on Saturday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dobson has been a reserve in New England for the past few seasons, but has never been able to be productive, even when opportunities presented themselves. He was buried on the Patriot's depth chart once again and will now be looking for work.

Aaron Dobson
WR DET (10)
4 weeks ago

Dobson caught three of seven targets for 61 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Dobson, whose effort Thursday was highlighted by a 38-yard grab, may have had his chances of sticking with the Patriots (as cuts approach) boosted by an undisclosed injury suffered by fellow wideout Keshawn Martin.

Aaron Dobson
WR DET (10)
4 weeks ago

The Patriots are said to be shopping Dobson, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.

EDGE Analysis

With the 2013 second-rounder on the roster bubble, it makes sense that the Patriots might field offers for Dobson, though it's unlikely that they'd get much more than a conditional late-round pick in return for him.

Aaron Dobson
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Dobson caught two of his three targets for 49 yards in Friday's preseason win over the Panthers.

EDGE Analysis

With Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell viewed as roster locks, Dobson is looking to stick with the Patriots as a depth wideout. Competing with the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder for slotting on that front are Keshawn Martin, Chris Harper, DeAndre Carter and Devin Lucien, following the release of Nate Washington. While limited to eight games in 2015, Dobson recorded 13 catches for 141 yards.

Aaron Dobson
WR DET (10)
1 month ago

Dobson caught one of his two targets for 10 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Bears.

EDGE Analysis

Dobson probably didn't help his cause with a drop in the contest, with the Patriots' 2013 second-rounder still battling for a depth wideout slot with Keshawn Martin, Nate Washington, Chris Harper, DeAndre Carter and Devin Lucien.

Aaron Dobson
WR DET (10)
2 months ago

Coach Bill Belichick noted Monday that Dobson "had a good spring and a good few days here at training camp," CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

As Belichick added, "we've seen that from him before," but to date, overall Dobson has been hindered by the fact that he hasn't been able to stay on the field consistently. Now in his forth season with the Patriots, it's make-or-break time for the 2013 second-rounder. With Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and third-round pick Malcolm Mitchel considered roster locks as long as they are healthy, Dobson could well be in in competition with Keshawn Martin, Nate Washington, Chris Harper, DeAndre Carter and Devin Lucien for one wideout roster spot.

Aaron Dobson
WR DET (10)
3 months ago

Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald suggests that Dobson "was the most productive receiver on the field" during the Patriots' recent minicamp.

EDGE Analysis

Of course, that assessment must be absorbed with the knowledge that key wideouts Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola have not been able to practice, but it's nonetheless encouraging to hear that a healthy Dobson has made a good impression to date in advance of training camp. With newcomer Chris Hogan and draftee Malcolm Mitchell presumably locked into roles with the Patriots in 2016, Dobson will need to contend with the likes of Keshawn Martin, Nate Washington, Chris Harper, Devin Lucien and DeAndre Carter for slotting on the team's crowded wideout depth chart.