Aaron Dobson ruled out for Saturday

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The Patriots will be without a regular contributor to their receiving corps on Saturday night against Indianapolis.

Rookie wideout Aaron Dobson (foot) has been declared out of the divisional-round matchup against the Colts, according to the club’s injury report.

A Marshall product, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Dobson hauled in 37 passes for 519 yards and four touchdowns in the regular season. Only Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola were targeted more than Dobson, who had 72 passes thrown his way.

Another rookie receiver, Kenbrell Thompkins, is also listed as questionable for Saturday. He has a hip injury.

Including Dobson and Thompkins, the Patriots have six receivers on the roster. They also have three wideouts on their practice squad.

The only other Patriots player listed as questionable is cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder). He was limited on Friday, as was Thompkins.

Eight other Patriots are listed as probable, including cornerback Devin McCourty (concussion). McCourty was limited on Friday.

17 responses to “Aaron Dobson ruled out for Saturday

  1. Looks like game for Mr Concussion (Collie). The Pats should be fine against the Colts since they have good outside cover guys and Thompkins, Collie and Edlemann all go over the middle well.

  2. And this matters why? like it ever made a diffrence who ran routes for NE. They’ve had a few real talented guys as recievers on this team. Moss (ran him outta town because he wanted to be paid accordingly) Hernandez (we know what happened to him) Gronk (Injury case and won’t be around much longer because Kraft wont want to pay him either). Welker (ran him outta town cause they wouldn’t pay him). As long as some dude runs the proper 5 yed route this team will continue to produce. Thats until they meet real teams in the playoffs that is.

  3. Hope Thomkins is active, he’s the only other big target on the team and the Pats need that in the red zone.

  4. I’ve been really critical of Dobson since he was drafted (and he deserved it). It’s 100% possible that he has a great offseason and develops into an impressive wide receiver. For right this second I think he’s a liability and the Pats are a better team when he’s off the field.

  5. The Wall Street Journal said it watched every Belichick postgame press conference this season, about 114.5 minutes worth, and the notoriously grumpy coach smiled seven times.

    I guess it’s safe to presume this news won’t aid in increasing that number from 7 smiles to 8.

  6. forsbergler says: Jan 10, 2014 4:14 PM

    And this matters why? like it ever made a diffrence who ran routes for NE. They’ve had a few real talented guys as recievers on this team. Moss (ran him outta town because he wanted to be paid accordingly) Hernandez (we know what happened to him) Gronk (Injury case and won’t be around much longer because Kraft wont want to pay him either). Welker (ran him outta town cause they wouldn’t pay him). As long as some dude runs the proper 5 yed route this team will continue to produce. Thats until they meet real teams in the playoffs that is.
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    Don’t let the fact that you have no idea what you’re talking about stop you.

    Moss was traded during a bye week, after he complained that he wasn’t the primary target in the offense and was becoming a distraction. He had already signed an extension with the Patriots.

    Welker overestimated his value. The Patriots paid him $12M the last year he was here, they valued slot receiver much lower than that. He took almost the same money the Patriots offered to sign with Denver, and Edelman has replaced his production.

    Gronk will be around as least as long as his current contract, which has multiple years remaining.

    The Patriots aren’t cheap. They spend as close to the cap as anyone. They assign value to each position, and don’t overpay. It helps them develop depth. It’s why they can lose Wilfork, Mayo, Kelly, Gronk, and several other key players for long and short durations, and still end up 12-4.

  7. The Patriots have too many injuries to make it to the Super Bowl. Whoever the AFC winner is will get beaten by the NFC champion, which will either be the 49ers or Seahawks.

  8. forsbergler says:
    Jan 10, 2014 4:14 PM
    And this matters why? like it ever made a diffrence who ran routes for NE. They’ve had a few real talented guys as recievers on this team. Moss (ran him outta town because he wanted to be paid accordingly) Hernandez (we know what happened to him) Gronk (Injury case and won’t be around much longer because Kraft wont want to pay him either). Welker (ran him outta town cause they wouldn’t pay him). As long as some dude runs the proper 5 yed route this team will continue to produce. Thats until they meet real teams in the playoffs that is.


    A real team like the Broncos? Oh wait they already beat them.

  9. So basically, aside from missing Dobson, Wilfork, Mayo, Hernandez, Gronkowski, Kelly, Volmer, and a dozen or so other players, and a few others who are questionable the Patriots are completely healthy!!!!!

  10. Do these Pats resemble the Redsox of this year or what!? An aging Hall of Famer (Brady, Papi) leading a pack of nobody’s. Despite their recent winning ways of the past, are not considered favorites in their sports, or their own conferences. Yet they’ll play as a team , scrap together, and win it all.

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