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Friday, September 13, 2013
Snaps: All but 2 for Julian Edelman

By Mike Reiss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Snaps played by Patriots skill-position players on offense, while analyzing what it means (as charted in press box, small margin for error)

QB Tom Brady – 65-of-65
Edelman
WR Julian Edelman – 63-of-65
TE Michael Hoomanawanui – 60-of-65
WR Kenbrell Thompkins – 55-of-65
RB Stevan Ridley – 37-of-65
WR Aaron Dobson – 34-of-65
FB James Develin – 28-of-65
RB LeGarrette Blount – 14-of-65
RB Leon Washington – 14-of-65
TE Matthew Mulligan – 10-of-65
TE Nate Solder – 8-of-65
WR Josh Boyce – 2-of-65

Penalties included.

ANALYSIS: Big night for Julian Edelman, as the only two plays he wasn’t on the field were a one-receiver package in which Aaron Dobson was called upon with two tight ends and fullback James Develin. Without Danny Amendola, he rose up. ... Dobson served as the No. 3 receiver in his debut, playing over fellow rookie Josh Boyce, who was part of the four-receiver package and had one snap in the three-receiver package. ... After he was benched in the opener following his second-quarter fumble, it was back to lead duties for Stevan Ridley at running back.  ... After totaling 94 snaps in the opener (including penalties), it was a 29-snap drop this week, as the Patriots were just 4-of-18 on third down.