Amendola (knee) will not play Sunday against the Broncos, Tom Curran of CSN Northeast reports. As of Friday night, there was still a chance Amendola would make the trip to Denver with the team, but after being evaluated Saturday, the receiver has been ruled out and will remain back in Foxboro. Amendola suffered the knee injury against the Bills on Monday, and he was limited in practice Thursday and Friday after not participating on Wednesday. With Julian Edelman (foot) out and Aaron Dobson, Brian Tyms, Josh Boyce and Brandon Gibson all on IR, the Pats are currently left with only three healthy receivers heading into Sunday: Brandon LaFell, Chris Harper and KeShawn Martin. All three figure to see expanded roles, with tight end Rob Gronkowski likely seeing even more attention than usual from the Denver defense.
Per the Boston Herald, the Patriots plan to have Amendola (who is officially listed as questionable this week) test out his sprained left knee Saturday before deciding whether the wideout will travel to Denver for Sunday night's game against the Broncos. Assuming that's the case, we could have a better idea of Amendola's Week 12 status later Saturday. If he is limited, or sits out Sunday's contest, Keshawn Martin could be a candidate for an expanded role, but he is listed as questionable this week as well. Thus, until the playing status of Amendola and Martin is solidified, Brandon LaFell and Chris Harper represent the Patriots' healthiest wideout options.
Amendola (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, the Boston Herald reports. Though Amendola practiced in a limited fashion both Thursday and Friday, his Week 12 status may come down to a game-day call, which is a bit tricky for his fantasy owners, considering that the Patriots kick off at 8:30 ET on Sunday.
Amendola (knee) practiced in a limited fashion Thursday, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. Amendola -- who sprained his knee this past Monday against the Bills -- returned to the field Thursday after being listed as a non-participant at Wednesday's practice. His presence Thursday, in any capacity, is a good sign, but the wideout's status for Sunday night's game against the Broncos is far from settled at this point.
Though Amendola (knee) was present at the start of Wednesday's walk-through practice, per ESPN's Mike Reiss, the wideout was officially listed as a non-participant. Despite dealing with a sprained knee, Amendola has a chance to play Sunday night against the Broncos, the Boston Herald reports. That said, it wouldn't surprise us if Amendola turns into a game-time decision for the contest, a scenario that could be problematic for his fantasy owners given the Patriots' late kickoff this weekend.
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