Kamar Aiken will be cut mark my words folks.

The University of Central Florida product had shown enough for the Patriots coaching staff to keep him on the practice squad in 2012 which is the best he can hope for this year in 2013.

Aiken is among the shortlist of receivers who were with the Patriots in 2012. Aiken at UCF hauled in 121 balls for almost 2,000 yards and 17 touchdowns which is impressive for the level of UCF. Aiken has experience but not the talent. Aiken has shown his hands to be unreliable and seems like a speed player with no awareness for where the ball is which Brady shouldn't have to put up with. Aiken is a developmental player but with all of the rookie free agents signed this year I really cannot see him even making the practice squad.

The one thing that makes Aiken stand out though is his size at 6"2 and 213 pounds. He does have some size to work with but his overall skills are poor. If he wants to stick he needs to separate himself like un-drafted wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins is during camp.

For Aiken he needs to take full advantage of his reportedly "increased reps" according to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe.


It’s been one of the surprises of training camp: when Tom Brady and the rest of the first-team offense is in seven-on-seven or full-team work, Kamar Aiken has been one of the receivers getting lots of snaps.

Watch for Aiken's name along with the first cuts but don't be surprised to see him sitting with the practice squad either.

In all honesty I still see a big name wideout coming into New England via trade or after some cuts have been made by other teams. Belichick sees something here in Aiken I just don't know what it is.

---Ian Kea

Ian Kea 7/31/2013 12:34:00 PM Edit

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