The New England Patriots may be getting their All-Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski back this week after all, and they may also have their top wide receiver if Danny Amendola is able to suit-up vs the Atlanta Falcons:
Source on Gronk and Amendola: “As of today, they are playing. But a lot of time between now and Sunday night.”
— Ben Volin (@BenVolin) September 27, 2013
This would be a tremendous boost to a team in dire need of offensive firepower.
If one or neither of them can play, rookies Josh Boyce, Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins will once again be counted on to step-up for Brady, but this week vs the Falcons will be their biggest test thus far.
The three rookies haven’t done much through two weeks, and against a Falcons offense that will force the Pats to score more than the 23, 20, and 23-point performances they’ve had through their first three games, they’ll have to step-up this week to keep the Pats among the NFL’s unbeaten.