Dobson (hamstring) has agreed to an injury settlement with the Cardinals, per the league's official transaction log.
Reaching an injury settlement removes Dobson from injured reserve, allowing him to immediately sign with any team other than the Cardinals.
The Cardinals placed Dobson (hamstring) on injured reserve Saturday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
After missing the first three outings of the preseason, Dobson totaled 39 offensive snaps across the Cardinals' final two exhibitions, yet he gathered in just one of five passes for 13 yards. He also hasn't recorded a catch since the 2015 season, so him sticking around the Arizona desert is a bit of a shock.
Dobson (hamstring) is not expected to suit up against the Bears for Saturday's preseason matchup, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Dobson missed the first two preseason games with this hamstring injury, and he was expected to return Saturday since he practiced in full Tuesday. The 2013 second-round pick doesn't have an overly-impressive resume to fall back on, so proving himself in preseason is essential to making the 53-man roster in Arizona.
Dobson (hamstring) practiced in full Tuesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Dobson sat out last Saturday's preseason game and multiple practices due to his injured hamstring, but that appears to be a thing of the past. He's be expected to play in Saturday's preseason matchup with the Bears.
Dobson (hamstring) has been ruled out of Saturday's preseason game against the Raiders.
Dobson has been out a couple weeks with a hamstring injury. It isn't clear when he'll be back.
Dobson (hamstring) didn't play in Thursday's Hall of Fame Game against the Cowboys.
Bothered by a hamstring issue since the beginning of training camp, Dobson is falling behind in a fierce battle for a roster spot at wide receiver. With Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown (quad), J.J. Nelson, Jaron Brown (knee) and Chad Williams all locks to make the roster, the likes of Dobson, Brittan Golden, Jeremy Ross and Marquis Bundy are left competing for one spot. As a former second-round pick, Dobson might draw interest elsewhere if he's released by the Cardinals this preseason, though he hasn't done anything of note since his rookie year.
Dobson is dealing with a hamstring injury, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Prior to Friday's practice, head coach Bruce Arians relayed info on the health of two wideouts, stating John Brown is poised to miss a "couple days" due to a quad injury, while Dobson will be "out longer." The Cardinals will likely keep six wideouts on the 53-man roster this season, five of which are held down by Fitzgerald, Brown, J.J. Nelson, Jaron Brown and rookie Chad Williams. Consequently, Dobson is likely vying with the likes of Brittan Golden and Jeremy Ross for one spot. Any significant absence hurts Dobson's cause.
The Cardinals signed Dobson to a reserve/future contract Thursday, Darren Urban of the team's official site reports.
A second-round selection of the Patriots in 2013, Dobson's career has floundered, to say the least, as he was active just once this season (with the Lions in Week 4). Although he has 53 career catches, his last one occurred in Week 11 of the 2015 campaign. He'll be afforded an opportunity within a Cardinals receiving corps that is in some flux due the jettisoning of Michael Floyd and potential for Larry Fitzgerald to call it a career.
Dobson was waived by the Lions on Saturday, Adam Caplan of ESPN reports.
Dobson had been a spectator in the Lions' offense as of late. The emergence of Marvin Jones made Dobson an expendable piece.
Dobson signed with the Lions on Tuesday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reports.
The wideout signed with the Lions a week ago, but was let go by the team just a few days before Sunday's tilt with the Packers in order to make room for extra linebackers on the active roster. Look for him to play in a reserve role Sunday against the Bears as he competes with Andre Roberts for the No. 4 spot on the depth chart.
Dobson was released by the Lions on Saturday, James Palmer of NFL.com reports.
The Lions only had two healthy outside linebackers on their roster entering their Week 3 matchup against the Packers. So, the team promoted LB Zaviar Gooden from the practice squad in order to add depth at the position, and Dobson's roster spot was evidently needed to do so. Dobson was just signed to the team on Tuesday and thus didn't appear in a game with Detroit.
Dobson signed a contract with the Lions on Tuesday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
Dobson worked out for five teams since being cut by the Patriots at the end of the preseason, but he finally landed a roster spot in Detroit. The Lions were thin at wideout with both Corey Fuller (foot) on the PUP list and Ryan Spadola (pectoral) on IR. The 25-year-old Dobson gives the Lions much needed depth at wideout and could contribute on special teams as well.
Dobson has worked out for five teams since he was released by the Patriots, most recently getting a look from the Lions on Tuesday, ESPN's Adam Caplan reports.
A 2013 second-round selection, Dobson flashed potential as a rookie, but didn't have much of a role the past two seasons. If he does find a job this season, he'll likely have to work his way up a depth chart from the bottom.
Dobson was released by the Patriots on Saturday, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.
Dobson has been a reserve in New England for the past few seasons, but has never been able to be productive, even when opportunities presented themselves. He was buried on the Patriots' depth chart once again and will now be looking for work.
Dobson caught three of seven targets for 61 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Giants.
Dobson, whose effort Thursday was highlighted by a 38-yard grab, may have had his chances of sticking with the Patriots (as cuts approach) boosted by an undisclosed injury suffered by fellow wideout Keshawn Martin.
The Patriots are said to be shopping Dobson, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.
With the 2013 second-rounder on the roster bubble, it makes sense that the Patriots might field offers for Dobson, though it's unlikely that they'd get much more than a conditional late-round pick in return for him.
Dobson caught two of his three targets for 49 yards in Friday's preseason win over the Panthers.
With Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell viewed as roster locks, Dobson is looking to stick with the Patriots as a depth wideout. Competing with the 6-foot-3, 205-pounder for slotting on that front are Keshawn Martin, Chris Harper, DeAndre Carter and Devin Lucien, following the release of Nate Washington. While limited to eight games in 2015, Dobson recorded 13 catches for 141 yards.
Dobson caught one of his two targets for 10 yards in Thursday's preseason win over the Bears.
Dobson probably didn't help his cause with a drop in the contest, with the Patriots' 2013 second-rounder still battling for a depth wideout slot with Keshawn Martin, Nate Washington, Chris Harper, DeAndre Carter and Devin Lucien.
Coach Bill Belichick noted Monday that Dobson "had a good spring and a good few days here at training camp," CSN New England reports.
As Belichick added, "we've seen that from him before," but overall Dobson has been hindered by the fact that he hasn't been able to stay on the field consistently. Now in his fourth season with the Patriots, it's make-or-break time for the 2013 second-rounder. With Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Chris Hogan and third-round pick Malcolm Mitchell considered roster locks as long as they are healthy, Dobson could well be in in competition with Keshawn Martin, Nate Washington, Chris Harper, DeAndre Carter and Devin Lucien for one wideout roster spot.
Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald suggests that Dobson "was the most productive receiver on the field" during the Patriots' recent minicamp.
Of course, that assessment must be absorbed with the knowledge that key wideouts Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola have not been able to practice, but it's nonetheless encouraging to hear that a healthy Dobson has made a good impression to date in advance of training camp. With newcomer Chris Hogan and draftee Malcolm Mitchell presumably locked into roles with the Patriots in 2016, Dobson will need to contend with the likes of Keshawn Martin, Nate Washington, Chris Harper, Devin Lucien and DeAndre Carter for slotting on the team's crowded wideout depth chart.