Patriots HC Bill Belichick on WR Kenbrell Thompkins:
“I don’t think anybody has lost any confidence in Kenbrell Thompkins, I certainly haven’t. I think he’s made a lot of improvement this year. He continues to work hard and I think will continue to make it.”
Thompkins played a season-low 13 snaps in Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins after averaging 64.9 snaps in his first seven games. His previous low snap total was 54 in Week 2. It didn't help that Aaron Dobson exploded given the chance to start as the every-down X receiver against the Steelers in place of Thompkins. The Pats have a bye this week and it's hard to imagine Dobson losing the job heading into Week 11.