With Julian Edelman out for today's prime time game against the Buffalo Bills (and for the next couple of weeks as well) with a broken foot, the Patriots were already thin at wide receiver. Now, the position depth chart suffered another hopefully temporary blow.
According to the Patriots' Twitter account, the team has added third-year wideout Aaron Dobson to its injury report:
WR Aaron Dobson has been added to the injury report with a back injury. He is questionable for tonight’s game.
Dobson, the former second-round pick, had his best game of the year in week 2 against the Bills, when he caught seven passes for 87 yards. Today, he would have been the Patriots' third or fourth option at wideout behind starters Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola – a role that, in case Dobson misses the contest, is expected to go to Keshawn Martin, who is projected to return from a hamstring injury.
Should Dobson miss today's game, LaFell and Amendola, together with Martin, career-special teamer Matthew Slater, and recently promoted Chris Harper, are expected to form the Patriots' wide receiving corps.