Aaron Dobson to Lions: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

September 20, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions announced on Wednesday morning that they signed veteran wide receiver Aaron Dobson. 
In a corresponding move, the Lions placed running back Ameer Abdullah on injured reserve.
Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press and NFL Insider Rand Getlin first reported on Tuesday that Dobson would sign with the Lions.  
Dobson spent the first three years of his NFL career with the New England Patriots after the team drafted him in the second round in 2013. He had a strong rookie season, finishing tied for second on the Patriots with four touchdowns and fourth with 519 receiving yards. 
There were some red flags for Dobson even during that debut season. Khaled Elsayed of Pro Football Focus noted Dobson had the second-highest drop rate in the NFL. 
Another problem for Dobson is he was never able to stay on the field. He played in 12 games as a rookie, which is the total number he was able to play in 2014 and 2015 ...

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