Sep 8, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) heads to the field before the game against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports

New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola doubtful vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers


The New England Patriots won’t be getting their All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski back this week, and quarterback Tom Brady likely won’t have his only other reliable receiving threat to go against the vaunted Tampa Bay Buccaneers secondary. While Danny Amedola has only played one full game with Brady, the two showed a level of chemistry that made it appear that both had played together for years, but after Amendola injured his groin in the Week 1 win over the Buffalo Bills, he hasn’t returned to the field since, and likely won’t again this Sunday:

 


Rookies Josh Boyce, Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins will once again be counted on to step-up for Brady, but this week vs the Bucs will be their biggest test thus far. The three rookies haven’t done much through two weeks, and against a Bucs secondary that features Darrelle Revis, Marc Barron and Dashon Goldson, don’t expect them to do any better this week.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=541856128 Mike Rose

    They’re going to have to go into the bleachers to get players pretty soon…

  • unclealfie

    I don’t pay much attention to teams other that the Pats but it seems like their injury problems just never end, year after year. Are other teams injuries as extensive as the Pats’, year after year?