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Patriots receivers in the Bill Belichick era

Wide receiver
Average age of Patriots' wide receivers
Players staying with the team
Average age of Patriots' wide receivers
Bubble sizes show number of receptions in that season:
Receivers on the roster at start of 2013 season
MatthewSlater
Age 27*
Experience 6
JulianEdelman
Age 27
Experience 5
DannyAmendola
Age 27
Experience 5
KenbrellThompkins
Age 25
Experience R
JoshBoyce
Age 22
Experience R
AaronDobson
Age 22
Experience R
* Slater, who plays primarily on special teams, will be 28 on Sept. 9
Percentage of receptions made by players over 29
The oldest wide receivers on the Patriots roster to start the season are 27 (Matthew Slater, Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola). The last three seasons, the percentage of receptions by players over 29 has stayed over 90%.
Receptions by all Patriots WRs in the Belichick era
Player
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13

SOURCES: Globe reporting, NFL

Chiqui Esteban/Globe Staff

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