Aaron Dobson to miss Saturday's game

January, 10, 2014
Jan 10
New England Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson, who has not practiced since suffering another foot injury in Week 17, was officially declared out for Saturday's divisional-round playoff game against the Colts.

Dobson, who was the only player ruled out by the team, missed four games in the regular season with an undisclosed foot issue. The Patriots will count on Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Kenbrell Thompkins and the recently re-signed Austin Collie at the receiver position.

Guard Logan Mankins, who was also injured in Week 17, is probable with an ankle issue. Mankins did not practice during the team's bye week, but he was present for each day of practice this week.

Cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder) is questionable, as he followed the same practice pattern as Mankins. Dennard did not play in the team's regular-season finale. Thompkins (hip) is the only other player listed as questionable.

Safety Devin McCourty (concussion), cornerback Kyle Arrington (groin) and running back Shane Vereen (groin) are among other Patriots listed as probable, nine in total.

Field Yates has previous experience interning with the New England Patriots on both their coaching and scouting staffs. A graduate of Wesleyan University (CT), he is a regular contributor to ESPN Boston's Patriots coverage and ESPN Insider.



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