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02:35 PM ET 05.10 | The New England Patriots signed Lavelle Hawkins on Thursday, adding yet another wideout to the already lengthy list currently on the roster. Out of all the receivers in the mix, though, Danny Amendola and Aaron Dobson appear to be the only locks to make the team. Amendola, the heir apparent to Wes Welker, is expected to be heavily involved in the passing game with Tom Brady. Filling the Z receiver role in Bill Belichick's offense, Amendola fits the his new role perfectly and will be a major contributor if he stays healthy. There's obviously no concern about him making the team. Dobson is projected as the starting X receiver in 2013, taking over for the departed Brandon Lloyd.

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, Christian Petersen Christian Petersen
May 10, 2013  02:39 PM ET

I thought we were supposed to let X equal the unknown.

May 10, 2013  03:20 PM ET

Sooo... Christian Peterson has what to do with this?

May 10, 2013  04:07 PM ET

I suspect BB has not made up his mind about any WR after Amendola. It is a big jump from Marshall U. or any U. to the NFL. WRs take more time than RBs and a lot of other positions.

May 10, 2013  04:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I suspect BB has not made up his mind about any WR after Amendola. It is a big jump from Marshall U. or any U. to the NFL. WRs take more time than RBs and a lot of other positions.

I suspect that you are correct.

May 10, 2013  04:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I suspect BB has not made up his mind about any WR after Amendola. It is a big jump from Marshall U. or any U. to the NFL. WRs take more time than RBs and a lot of other positions.

Plus Amendola is from Smurf University.

May 10, 2013  04:41 PM ET

Amendola is a not a #1 receiver. At least not one in any truly potent passing attack. Quality #2 or slot guy, sure. #1, no.

Pats really need Dobson to pan out. But if he does... I think the Pats passing-offense will be right back on track as elite again.

May 10, 2013  06:23 PM ET

Wouldn't this have been easier if they'd just kept Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd? Granted they'll save some money with the new guys but what's the price of losing an extra game because your passing attack is out of sync?

May 10, 2013  07:52 PM ET

Amendola is glass, get a BACK UP FOR HIM FOR GAME 4

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May 10, 2013  08:03 PM ET

They have a lot of options, but all these options aren't very good. It's quality, not quantity.

May 10, 2013  09:06 PM ET

As good a W/L record as he has, BB has an evident problem drafting/finding WR and defensive backfield talent.
Tom is getting long in the tooth, we are running out of time; Bill, find that talent, NOW!

 
May 11, 2013  10:12 AM ET

To suck or not to suck.

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