The New England Patriots' wide receiver group was almost completely rebuilt over the offseason. All of that change creates opportunity but also growing pains.
General thought on WR group: It is Danny Amendola and then a noticeable drop-off.â Mike Reiss (@MikeReiss) June 12, 2013
We've read similar comments from other trusted Patriots beat writers. Rookie wideouts Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce reportedly are coming along slowly. (Dobson has missed practice time this week.) Michael Jenkins and Donald Jones are veterans just trying to keep their careers going. Julian Edelman has injury issues, as usual.
It's only June, and slow development for a new group in a difficult offense is to be expected. But there's no denying this is the shakiest looking Patriots receiving corps since the 2006 squad that included Reche Caldwell.
If nothing else, this post should serve as a reminder to fantasy football owners: Amendola will have a ton of passes thrown his way.
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