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Tracking opportunities in Patriots preseason passing game

08.19.13 at 4:09 pm ET
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Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman

Targets have been compiled by the NFL since the start of the 2009 season, and while it remains a vaguely imperfect stat — a badly thrown ball from a quarterback can often go against the record of the receiver as opposed to the quarterback — it remains a good indication of the confidence level a passer might have in his pass catcher. Here’s a look at the target breakdown for the New England passing game through the first two games of the 2013 preseason:

WR Danny Amendola: 7 catches on 8 targets
WR Julian Edelman: 7 catches on 9 targets
RB Shane Vereen: 6 catches on 10 targets
WR Kenbrell Thompkins: 5 catches on 9 targets
WR Aaron Dobson: 4 catches on 13 targets
TE Daniel Fells: 3 catches on 3 targets
WR Josh Boyce: 3 catches on 5 targets
TE Zach Sudfeld: 3 catches on 6 targets
WR Kamar Aiken: 2 catches on 3 targets
TE Michael Hoomanawanui: 1 catch on 2 targets
RB Leon Washington: 1 catch on 1 target
RB LeGarrette Blount: 1 catch on 2 targets
RB Brandon Bolden: 1 catch on 3 targets
RB Stevan Ridley: 0 catches on 1 target
WR Johnathan Haggerty: 0 catches on 1 target
TE Evan Landi: 0 catches on 1 target

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