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JUN 11, 12:35p ET | This Given Sunday
Rotowire: Jun 19 / 10:07a ET
News: Following the Patriots' mandatory minicamp, Dobson confirmed that he is in good health at this stage of the offseason, the Boston Herald reports.
Impact: The 2013 second-rounder will look to reestablish his role in the New England offense after a 2014 campaign in which he was slowed by injuries and caught just three passes for 38 yards in four games. While Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola remain the Patriots' top three wideouts, look for Dobson to battle Brian Tyms, Josh Boyce and Brandon Gibson this summer for the No. 4 and 5 slots. With that in mind, the report suggests that at this stage Dobson is "a slight tick ahead" of Tyms, Boyce and Gibson.
Rotowire: May 3 / 2:58p ET
News: This figures to be a big offseason for Dobson (hamstring), who was limited to just four games last season, according to ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Impact: Working in Dobson's favor is that for the second straight draft, the Patriots did not select a receiver, though with Julian Edelman, Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola also in the team's wideout mix, Dobson is in line to compete with Brandon Gibson and Brian Tyms for depth chart slotting behind the aforementioned trio. When healthy, Dobson retains the potential to emerge as a downfield threat for Tom Brady, but the 2013 second-rounder is off the re-draft radar, until he solidifies a role in the team's 2015 offense.