PAaron Dobson
WR NE (9)
1 month 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.

PAaron Dobson
WR NE (9)
3 months ago

ESPN's Mike Reiss indicates that Dobson figures to be "in a fight for a roster spot" with the Patriots in advance of the 2016 season.

EDGE Analysis

The Patriots added wideouts Chris Hogan and Nate Washington via free agency, so Dobson faces some added competition for a role in the team's offense after enduring another injury-marred campaign in 2015, in which he was limited to eight games. If Dobson -- who caught 13 passes for 141 yards in that span -- can re-stablish his health this summer, however, keeping him around wouldn't be especially costly for the Patriots, since he's in the final year of his rookie contract, which carries a salary cap hit of $1,090,845.

PAaron Dobson
WR NE (9)
8 months ago

The Patriots have placed Dobson (ankle) on IR, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Dobson headed to IR, Julian Edelman out indefinitely, plus Danny Amendola and Keshawn Martin also banged up, we'd expect the Patriots to make a move to add some wideout depth in the coming days.

PAaron Dobson
WR NE (9)
8 months ago

Dobson is dealing with a high ankle sprain, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

We'd expect the Patriots to rule the wideout out for Sunday night's game against the Broncos later this week, and beyond that it's plausible he will miss additional time. With Julian Edelman out, plus Danny Amendola and Keshawn Martin also hobbled, the Patriots' depth at wideout is currently taxed.

PAaron Dobson
WR NE (9)
8 months ago

Dobson (ankle) is expected to miss at least Sunday's game at Denver, CSN New England reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dobson was removed from Monday's win against the Bills due to an ankle concern and didn't return, placing a cloud over his upcoming availability. Fortunately, he avoided any broken bones when X-rays were returned negative, but the extent of his absence will now ride on any ligament damage in the foot. With Danny Amendola (knee) and Keshawn Martin (hamstring) questionable to suit up in Week 12, the Patriots could be down to Brandon LaFell, Chris Harper, and Matthew Slater at wide receiver, barring any additions to the 53-man roster.

PAaron Dobson
WR NE (9)
8 months ago

X-rays on Dobson's ankle came back clean, but the Patriots are still waiting for the results of an MRI, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

Dobson avoided the worst-case scenario of a broken ankle, though it's still quite possible he's dealing with a significant injury. His health is more important than ever for the Patriots, with Danny Amendola (ankle) and Keshawn Martin (hamstring) also banged up, and Julian Edelman (foot) expected to miss the rest of the regular season.

PAaron Dobson
WR NE (9)
8 months ago

Dobson (ankle) is out for the rest of Monday's game against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

Dobson injured his ankle in the second quarter of Monday's contest, and will not be able to return. The Patriots will be shorthanded at the wide receiver the rest of the way with both Dobson and Danny Amendola (knee) out of the game.

PAaron Dobson
WR NE (9)
8 months ago

Dobson was helped off the field in the second quarter of Monday's game against the Bills after suffering an ankle injury while making a 17-yard catch.

EDGE Analysis

With Dobson hobbled, the Patriots are now down to Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell and Chris Harper as "pure WR options" Monday, per ESPN's Mike Reiss.

PAaron Dobson
WR NE (9)
8 months ago

Dobson (back) is listed as active for Monday night's game against the Bills.

EDGE Analysis

With Julian Edelman out with a foot injury and Keshawn Martin inactive, Dobson -- a late addition to the Pats' Week 11 injury report -- and Chris Harper figure to jostle for wideout slotting behind Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola on Monday.

PAaron Dobson
WR NE (9)
8 months ago

Dobson has been added to the injury report for Monday's game against the Bills, listed as questionable due to a back injury.

EDGE Analysis

Even with Julian Edelman (foot) exiting early, Dobson played just 19 of 73 snaps in a Week 10 win over the Giants. With Keshawn Martin (hamstring) also questionable, the Patriots may be extremely thin at wideout Monday night. If both Dobson and Martin are unavailable, Matthew Slater or Chris Harper will step in as the No. 3 wide receiver.