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Postby stomperrob » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:58 pm

They currently have 12 WR's in training camp, gonna be interesting to see who ends up having any fantasy significance - glad I targeted Aaron Dobson in my dynasty rookie drafts as he appears to be #2 right now, but way too early to read too much into that.

New WRs catching on
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
By: Jeff Howe


FOXBORO — To reaffirm the obvious, the Patriots can’t coach young wide receivers like Aaron Dobson, Josh Boyce, Kenbrell Thompkins and Kamar Aiken as if they were Troy Brown, Randy Moss, Wes Welker and Deion Branch.

Coach Bill Belichick and his assistants will forever demand their players’ most intense work ethic, whether those players are undrafted longshots or future Hall of Famers, but the teaching with the current wideouts has required a lower base as they progress with their education.

Aside from Julian Edelman, who is still recovering from offseason foot surgery, the other 11 receivers on the training camp roster have combined for one career catch in a Patriots uniform. That reception belongs to special teams captain Matthew Slater.

Therefore, there’s a whole lot for the new group to learn, and that’s especially true for the rookies.

“We’re just focusing on trying to improve,” offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said yesterday. “It’s so early in the process. We have a pretty young group out there. Their effort has been great. Their attention to detail and what we’re trying to get done, so far, I think that’s where we’d want it to be. Every day, hopefully, is a day we can go out there and do some things better. So far, I think we’ve accomplished that.”

Of course, it helps to have Tom Brady in the middle of that process. Through the first four days of camp, the offensive skill-position players have raved about the quarterback’s leadership, noting the first session was completely on point because of Brady’s demanding attitude. They wouldn’t dare to try easing into the routine.

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more: http://bostonherald.com/sports/patriots ... atching_on
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Re: Patriots WR's

Postby stomperrob » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:22 pm

According to ESPN Boston, undrafted WR Kenbrell Thompkins "was arguably the best player on the field" in Patriots practice Tuesday.
Per reporter Field Yates, Thompkins made "several noteworthy grabs and (showed) precise route running." It's worth noting that Thompkins reportedly struggled on Monday. Nevertheless, Thompkins has drawn consistent praise since he was signed out of Cincinnati in April. Considering the uncertain state of the Patriots' receiver corps, Thompkins is certainly worth a flier in Dynasty leagues. Thompkins turned 25 on Monday.
Source: ESPN Boston
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Re: Patriots WR's

Postby stomperrob » Thu Aug 01, 2013 1:53 pm

Patriots signed WR Lavasier Tuinei.
Tuinei, the Rose Bowl MVP at Oregon in 2011, spent time with the Seahawks, Bengals and Cowboys last season. He's now the tallest wideout on the Pats at 6-foot-5. Tuinei may only last until Julian Edelman (foot) comes off active/PUP. Aug 1 - 8:07 AM

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