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  When your draft analysis on reads, “the most promising pro receiver prospect from Marshall since Randy Moss,” there are some pretty high expectations. Aaron Dobson was selected in the second round, 59th overall, by the New England Patriots. At 6 foot 3 inches and 210 pounds, Dobson is a physical specimen who has found success on the football field since high school. After finishing his senior season, Dobson had 108 receptions, 2,365 yards and 32 touchdowns and a state title to his name. His career at Marshall University showed little sign of decline. In his four years he recorded 165 receptions for 2,398 yards and 24 touchdowns. Dobson’s numbers surpassed his high school totals and he was playing with better competition. More and possibly most impressive is the fact that Dobson was targeted over 90 times his senior season and did not record a single dropped pass. Oh yea, and then there’s [this catch]( At the combine, Dobson ran a 4.43 forty yard dash and had 17 repetitions on the bench press which was enough to catch the eye of Bill Belichick and the Patriots staff. With his size, speed and strength it’s likely the Patriots would like Dobson to fill the X slot and be the physical downfield presence they’ve lacked at wide receiver for the past few seasons. Early reports out of the Patriots camp have Dobson struggling to pick up the Patriots complicated offensive scheme. This shouldn’t be cause for concern as accomplished receivers such as Chad Johnson and others had a hard time figuring out the same offense. But, with Dobson’s raw physical talent, the fact that the Patriots selected him so highly, and a talented Patriots coaching staff means that it’s more than likely that Dobson will find his way onto the field on Sundays in New England. As of the writing of this article, reports say that Danny Amendola is the only Patriots wide receiver to be excelling in the system. Amendola is more of a slot receiver so a player like Dobson has a wide open door to carve out a place for himself on the team. And, if he can have even just half the output/impact that Randy Moss had when he played for the Patriots then Dobson’s future is very bright.

Pro Football Hall of Fame removes photo of Aaron Hernandez

After several complaints from visitors, a photo depicting alleged murderer Aaron Hernandez skipping into the end zone has been removed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, the Plain Dealer reports. The photo in question, from the New England Patriots game against the Green Bay Packers in 2010, was displayed as the winning image in a Hall of Fame photo contest. ...

Tom Brady told Tim Tebow Aaron Hernandez is ‘a lot to handle’ in 2011

When the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos faced each other toward the end of the 2011 season, reporters couldn’t wait to capture the postgame handshake between Tom Brady and Tim Tebow. Brady and Tebow are two of the most popular players in football, and Tebow had been defying the odds at that point by [...]

Fantasy Football 2013: Stevan Ridley's Numbers Will Soar

Stevan Ridley had good fantasy numbers in 2012. He wracked-up 1,263 yards rushing on his way to 12 touchdowns. His contribution in the passing game was minimal, but that isn't necessarily a knock on his ability or his future potential in this offense.While the Patriots may be considered a pass-first team, Ridley is not exactly an afterthought, despite having a little trouble...

Alfonzo Dennard's side of the story

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Conan O’Brien zings Patriots during monologue

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Over/Under: 2013 Tom Brady Touchdown Passes

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The Pouncey Brothers Wear “Free Hernandez” Hats to the Club (Photo)

The Pouncey Brothers are University of Florida alums, so that is the connection between them and Aaron Hernandez. Technically, it is innocent until proven guilty and every defendant has a presumption of innocence, so there shouldn’t be anything wrong with wearing these hats. .@Deadspin Pouncey Bros rocking Free Hernandez hats in the club — Jasmine ...

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“For years, the Patriots took a pretty significant beating in the media for dragging out...

Pouncey twins rock “Free Hernandez” hats

This could be one of the dumbest things ever done by high profile athletes.  Really, this makes Ochocinco taping his lawyer on the rear after a verdict seem smart.  Aaron Hernandez was charged with murder and all signs point towards him being guilty.  But that did not stop the Pouncey twins from wearing “Free Hernandez” hats at a party. There are rumors that the Pouncey brothers...

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Mike, Maurkice Pouncey Wear ‘Free Hernandez’ Hats to Nightclub for Former Teammate Aaron Hernandez (Photo)

Mike and Maurkice Pouncey are apparently firm believers in “innocent until proven guilty.” The identical twin centers were spotted wearing “Free Hernandez” hats at a nightclub. Mike and Maurkice, who play for the Dolphins and Steelers, respectively, were teammates with Aaron Hernandez at the University of Florida. Mike was Hernandez’s roommate in Gainesville. Both Pouncey...

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The Patriots have enjoyed the most success of maybe any NFL team over the past decade-plus, and those wins have translated into dollars for the franchise. Forbes Magazine released their annual list of the world’s most valuable sports franchises on Monday, and the Patriots landed in the top 10 yet again. The Patriots were ranked sixth on the list for a second consecutive year, but...
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