Monday, March 3, 2014

Dobson, though ailing, still plans to train with Brady


Wide receiver Aaron Dobson is still a little banged up following a stress fracture he sustained just past the midway point of last season, though that apparently won't stop him from getting some one-on-one time in with his quarterback on the West Coast this offseason.

According to Jeff Howe of The Boston Herald, Dobson has been under a serious rest regimen and will be told within the next two weeks whether he is ready to fully participate in offseason activities.

That would be perfect timing for the sophomore wideout, who, according to Howe, will "absolutely" meet his quarterback Tom Brady in Los Angeles before formal workouts begin near the end of April.

"Everyone does say it’s a big jump from year one to year two, so I’ve got to benefit as much as I can with the workouts, getting with Tom, running extra routes, getting my timing right with him, extra time in the playbook," Dobson said. "I’ve been here for a year, so it’s just growing. I think this is going to be the biggest year."

Brady worked with fellow wide receiver Danny Amendola last year in So. Cal., and given the position Dobson's been placed in within the team's depth chart, it only makes sense to get he and Brady try to strengthen a connection that was mediocre at best his rookie year. 

The 22-year-old seems eager to put his checkered first year behind him and start fresh once he gets the thumbs-up to begin workouts.

"I definitely had a setback," he said, "but I feel like I have to build off that, take it for what it was, learn from it, the experience of the games I was in, playing good and take it and run with it."

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