Posted September 10, 2013

Reports: Patriots receiver Danny Amendola could miss Jets game

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Danny Amendola could miss the Jets game with an injured groin. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

After aggravating a groin injury on Sunday, Danny Amendola may not play against the Jets . (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

The availability of Patriots receiver Danny Amendola for Thursday’s game against the Jets could be in doubt, according to the Boston Herald. Amendola was not visible to media members at the start of the team’s Tuesday morning walkthrough.

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that Amendola is almost certain to miss the Jets game.

Amendola aggravated his groin injury in Sunday’s win over the Bills. The injury, however, did not hamper his impressive Patriots debut, which included 10 catches for 104 yards.

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The Patriots are not practicing in pads during the short week before Thursday night’s nationally-televised game. The Herald included a disclaimer in its report, and explained why any player missing today’s walkthrough might be questionable against the Jets:

As a disclaimer, players arrived in bunches, weren’t wearing uniforms and didn’t actually take the field until the media departed, so there is room for error in the media attendance report. The Patriots will release the official practice report at 4 p.m.

The Patriots aren’t practicing in pads this week, so the walkthroughs are vital for the installation of the game plan. If Amendola, or any player, doesn’t participate to at least observe, it’s hard to imagine him playing in the actual game. For instance, Rob Gronkowski, Logan Mankins and Chandler Jones were the only three players absent from last season’s Tuesday walkthrough before the Thanksgiving game against the Jets, and they didn’t play in the game.


8 comments
WHO*IS*ESPN
WHO*IS*ESPN

ONE game is all he can last?  No surprise the way he was made of glass last year

Bostmm55
Bostmm55

Love Amendola but could this be another one where Bill B thinks he is smarter than he his - Bill should have gotten  over his  differences w/ Welker . . . kissed , made up and given him the money.  The little guy was durable and as Bill always says that he is going to do what is right for the team - he should have resigned Welker. . . I know nobody is holding a gun to Brady's head but he must feel like his years in NE are being wasted with the games the front office plays there 

Sanjay_Z
Sanjay_Z

i drafted this guy as my WR1 he better play, damn his groin to hell

Bigwhazoo
Bigwhazoo

At least he was quick about answering the doubts of him staying healthy for a entire season. That thumping you might hear is Brady's head against a wall.

FeliciaFitzgerald
FeliciaFitzgerald

Give him extra rest if needed. The Jets are jokes. 

The Pats will beat them even with a fumbling Ridley, a pass tipping Sudfeld and a shell-shocked Thompkins.

x72
x72

Kid's fragile