Highlighting rookie snap counts

PHILADELPHIA -- Barring an unexpected change, the Patriots will be relying on three rookies at receiver this season in Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce, and potentially also a rookie tight end in Zach Sudfeld.

As we continue to dissect the Patriots' preseason opener, one aspect that stands out is the playing time for those rookies.

They played early, with significant snaps coming with Tom Brady, and also into the second half. It is valuable experience for them.

Here were their final snap counts:

Dobson -- 44 of 72

Sudfeld -- 34 of 72

Boyce -- 32 of 72

Thompkins -- 31 of 72