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Patriots optimistic about Aaron Dobson’s recovery from foot injury


Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson was unable to participate in offseason work because his recovery from foot surgery was slower than expected. But Dobson’s recovery from the injury seems to be progressing.

That’s the word from Nick Underhill of, who reports that there’s optimism that Dobson will be ready in time for training camp.

As a second-round draft pick last year, Dobson was a starter for most of his rookie season and showed some promise, but he suffered the foot injury in Week 12, missed three games and was less than 100 percent when he returned and tried to play through it at the end of the regular season and in the postseason.

This year the Patriots are hoping that a healthy Dobson will go with a healthy Rob Gronkowski and a healthy Danny Amendola and give Tom Brady a better group of targets than he had last season. Even with all the injuries the Patriots’ offense was strong last season. With a healthier group of receivers, New England’s offense should be stronger.