Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Now healthy, WR Dobson has nothing left to prove


Prior to Monday, Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson hadn't seen any action in team practices this season. Even now, the sophomore wide receiver is participating strictly in one-on-one drills and conditioning workouts while the team takes part in joint practices with the Philadelphia Eagles.

While he's just five months removed from surgery on his foot and a step behind the rest of the depth chart in terms of on-field reps, the former Marshall product doesn't feel he has anything to prove from now through the remainder of training camp to show his worth.

"I feel like I did that already," he said, via WEEI.com. "I stayed attentive in meetings and staying around the game — doing what I can do, studying the playbook and trying to stay ahead.

"There's always ups and downs and adversity you have to go through. I’m happy to be out here now — just progressing and see how it's going to go the rest of the week and until the season starts."

Once he's 100 percent and cleared for full-contact work, Dobson will be jostling with fellow second-year wideout Kenbrell Thompkins and veteran free-agent acquisition Brandon LaFell for playing time. 

Check out more on Dobson's second day back to practice here.

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