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Aaron Dobson | Wide Receiver | #17

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (25) / 7/23/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 205
College: Marshall
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 2 (59) / NE
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Bill Belichick said Aaron Dobson has "had a good spring and a good few days here at training camp."
As has become the yearly tradition, Dobson has earned praise for his work in the spring and summer. He has yet to really capitalize on that good work during the regular season, however, which is a fact his coach made note of as well. "I think we’ve seen that from him before," Belichick said. "Hopefully, he’ll be able to stay on the field and continue to improve. I think that’s really the key, you know, it’s not just being healthy, but being healthy to practice and improve." Fighting for a roster spot in a crowded receiver room, Dobson has to stay on the field. Aug 2 - 11:51 AM

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CSN New England's Phil Perry left Aaron Dobson off his 53-man roster projection.

Perry is unswayed by Dobson's strong spring, saying he will have to "continue to impress through training camp" to earn a roster spot. ESPN's Mike Reiss said earlier this month Dobson would be the starting "X" receiver if the season started then, which shows how jumbled New England's receiver situation is right now. Dobson may need to beat out both Keshawn Martin and Nate Washington to keep his job.
Jun 27 - 9:05 AM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss believes Aaron Dobson would be New England's starting X receiver if the season started today.

Another offseason, another positive story on Dobson. Without question, Dobson has flashed in past spring and training camp practices, but he's never been able to stay healthy when the calendar flips to September through December. With just one year left on his deal, it's now or never for Dobson.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 15 - 9:36 AM

Patriots WRs coach Chad O'Shea said Aaron Dobson has had "a really good start" to the offseason program.

Good starts in the spring have become commonplace for Dobson during his now-four-year career, but maintaining health and carrying it over into training camp, preseason, and games that matter has been the issue. Dobson faces an uphill battle to make the 53-man roster should everyone stay healthy.
Jun 8 - 9:41 AM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss believes WR Aaron Dobson's roster spot is in danger.

Despite a sub-$1 million price tag in the final year of his rookie deal, we would have to agree. Dobson has not been able to stay healthy through three seasons, and he has not been effective on the field. The Patriots signed Chris Hogan and Nate Washington before drafting two more wideouts. With the receiving room getting crowded, Dobson will need a healthy and strong camp to keep his job.
Source: ESPN
Jun 2 - 11:57 AM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss tabbed Aaron Dobson as one of the losers coming out of the NFL draft.

Dobson was already on shaky ground after three ineffective and injury-plagued seasons, and it does not help his case the Patriots added two receivers in the draft, Malcolm Mitchell in the fourth round and Devin Lucien in the seventh. Mitchell, in particular, is well suited for the boundary role Dobson has flubbed during his time in New England. Dobson needs a healthy and strong offseason to even make the roster.
Source: ESPN
May 2 - 9:56 AM

NESN's Doug Kyed believes Brandon LaFell's release could decrease Aaron Dobson's chances of making the Patriots' final roster.

With LaFell gone, Kyed expects the Patriots to bring in "multiple options for the 'X' receiver role." Kyed believes Dobson will need injuries ahead of him in training camp to make the team, and that is if he even makes it to camp at all. Dobson is owed an affordable $872,505 in the final year of his rookie deal. He has played just 12 games the last two seasons.
Source: NESN
Mar 5 - 12:47 PM

Patriots placed WR Aaron Dobson (ankle) on injured reserve, ending his season.

His roster spot was taken by special teamer/S Dewey McDonald. Dobson, 24, has been a colossal disappointment since the Patriots made him the 59th overall pick in the 2013 draft. He posted a seemingly promising 37-519-4 receiving line as a rookie, but has 16 catches in two seasons since. Although Dobson is under contract with the Pats in 2016, he will have to earn back his roster spot.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 04:35:00 PM

The Boston Herald reports Aaron Dobson suffered a high-ankle sprain Week 11 against the Bills.

Dobson will not play against the Broncos this week, and it is likely he will miss multiple games. With Dobson sidelined, Keshawn Martin (hamstring) still on the mend and Danny Amendola (knee) questionable, Tom Brady may be forced to rely on Chris Harper or special teamer Matthew Slater on the outside against Denver. Needless to say, that would be less than ideal.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 09:15:00 AM

CSN New England reports Aaron Dobson (ankle) is expected to miss "at least" Week 12.

It sounds like Dobson is staring at (another) multi-week absence. Even with their situation dire at receiver, the Pats could cut their losses and place Dobson on injured reserve.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 04:51:00 PM

Aaron Dobson's (ankle) X-rays came back negative, but the Patriots are awaiting MRI results.

Dobson's ever-troublesome health has taken on increased importance with Danny Amendola (knee) banged up. Dobson needed help getting off the field on Monday evening. He's highly doubtful for Week 12.
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 02:31:00 PM

Aaron Dobson exited Week 11 against the Bills with an ankle injury.

Dobson made an impressive 17-yard catch and, of course, was injured at the end of it. He couldn't put any weight on his leg and had to be carted to the locker room. Dobson's career has been an injury-ravaged nightmare.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 09:47:00 PM

Aaron Dobson was added to the injury report Monday with a back issue.

He is officially questionable for Monday night, but late additions are never good news. Dobson should share time with Keshawn Martin (hamstring, questionable) as the No. 3 receiver if both are active.
Mon, Nov 23, 2015 01:06:00 PM

The Boston Herald says Aaron Dobson "should see an uptick in playing time" with Julian Edelman (foot) sidelined.

Dobson has proven himself to be unreliable, but he was targeted four times after Edelman exited last week, all on the game-winning drive. Dobson also had his best game of this season Week 2 against Buffalo, but Brandon LaFell should play Dobson's role from that game this week. Dobson, Keshawn Martin and Chris Harper will likely get mentioned as possible contributors over the next couple weeks, but they are all unlikely to become fantasy relevant.
Sat, Nov 21, 2015 10:18:00 AM

Patriots WR Aaron Dobson is a healthy scratch for Week 5 against the Cowboys.

Dobson has had an up-and-down role thus far this season. Today's healthy scratch is an indication he'll be completely phased out upon Brandon LaFell's return. Also inactive for the Patriots are DT Khyri Thornton, DE Trey Flowers, DL Rufus Johnson, C Ryan Wendell, S Tavon Wilson and LB Jon Bostic.
Sun, Oct 11, 2015 02:54:00 PM

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Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Jimmy Garoppolo
2Jacoby Brissett
3Tom Brady
RB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
4Tyler Gaffney
5Dion Lewis
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2James White
3RB1James White
2Brandon Bolden
FB1James Develin
2Joey Iosefa
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Keshawn Martin
4Chris Harper
5Devin Lucien
WR21Malcolm Mitchell
2Chris Hogan
3Aaron Dobson
4DeAndre Carter
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3AJ Derby
4Clay Harbor
5Bryce Williams
LT1Nate Solder
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Cameron Fleming
LG1Joe Thuney
2Josh Kline
3Chris Barker
C1David Andrews
2Ted Karras
RG1Jonathan Cooper
2Tre' Jackson
3Shaq Mason
RT1Marcus Cannon
2Keavon Milton
3Sebastian Vollmer
K1Stephen Gostkowski