After being nagged by foot issues in the preseason and early on this season, Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson has suffered another injury, and this one will end his season. Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald (Twitter link) reports that the Pats will place Dobson on their injured reserve list due to a hamstring injury.
Dobson, 23, was selected 59th overall by the Patriots in the second round of the 2013 draft. However, he hasn’t become a major part of New England’s offense during his two seasons with the team, partly due to injuries. After hauling in 37 receptions during his rookie season, the Marshall product saw just 57 offensive snaps this year, catching three balls for 38 yards.
Removing Dobson from the roster shouldn’t have a real impact on Tom Brady and the Pats’ passing attack, so we’ll have to wait and see if the club decides to replace him with another wide receiver or goes in another direction with the roster spot. I’d expect a corresponding move to be announced when the team officially confirms the transaction involving Dobson.