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Amendola returns to practice

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Nearly three weeks ago, Rams receiver Danny Amendola suffered a collarbone injury that entailed actual separation of the bone from the joint.  As Jay Glazer of FOX reported at the time, the bone went inward — a rare and potentially life-threatening condition that required surgery to repair.

Amazingly, Amendola already is back at practice.  Per Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, coach Jeff Fisher said on a conference call that Amendola practiced on a limited basis as the team prepares to face the Patriots in London.

It’s unclear when Amendola will be able to play.  He had become a key component in the St. Louis offense, a slot receiver who was repeatedly beating coverage from Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson before Amendola suffered his injury.

Amendola is due to become a free agent in March, and it’s widely believed that the Rams’ opponent at Wembley Stadium will be one of the most aggressive suitors, if Amendola hits the market.

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18 Responses to “Amendola returns to practice”
  1. jae121704 says: Oct 24, 2012 10:21 AM

    With the way the Pats secondary has been playing, the Rams could have Stephen Hawking catching the ball for big gains….

  2. h3min1230 says: Oct 24, 2012 10:29 AM

    I don’t think the Pats will resign Welker. Not because of production, but because of the money invested in the TEs. If they can somehow land Amendola, that would be awesome and a win-win for the Pats and Welker.

  3. johnnycash19 says: Oct 24, 2012 10:41 AM

    Brandon Gibson seems to be doing fine in his absence. No need to rush him back, but good for Amendola he’s a fun player to watch.

    And really? What is it with the Pats and white receivers? Welker, Gronk, Woodhead, Amendola? I just think it’s funny.

  4. bh83 says: Oct 24, 2012 10:48 AM

    Wow, did anyone see Amendola throw his helmet on his way to the locker room after his injury? Sounds like he could have pierced something and done some real serious damage with the type of injury he had. Glad he’s back on the field, exciting player.

  5. brettfavresmidget says: Oct 24, 2012 11:02 AM

    Warren Moon thinks these comments are racist.

  6. azarkhan says: Oct 24, 2012 11:03 AM

    johnnycash19 says: Oct 24, 2012 10:41 AM

    What is it with the Pats and white receivers? Welker, Gronk, Woodhead, Amendola?

    Gronk is a tight end, Woodhead is a running back, and Amendola is a Ram. I think your comment was funny.

  7. dcpino says: Oct 24, 2012 11:10 AM

    Who cares if they are white. The fact is they produce. Not the Pats’ fault they’re the ones that see it first.

  8. jsho55 says: Oct 24, 2012 11:14 AM

    @h3min1230
    Amendola’s best season has been a 689 yard season. He also missed 15 games last year, and is likely to miss some time this year.

    Welker’s worst season in New England has been 848 yards (after tearing his ACL). He even had a 687 yard season in Miami. Hes already at 688 yards through 7 games this year. Out of 5 full seasons in NE, he has had 4 – 1,000 yard seasons. Last year he had 1,569 yards. Not to mention how tough the guy is with some of the hits he takes and just bounces back…hes missed 3 games in 8 years.

    So replacing Welker with Amendola isn’t really seen as a win-win from where I’m sitting.

  9. sj39 says: Oct 24, 2012 11:24 AM

    h3min1230 says:
    Oct 24, 2012 10:29 AM
    I don’t think the Pats will resign Welker. Not because of production, but because of the money invested in the TEs. If they can somehow land Amendola, that would be awesome and a win-win for the Pats and Welker.

    Win for Welker? In case you havn’t noticed the Pats atrending down, the Rams are trending up. Such is the NFL.

  10. h3min1230 says: Oct 24, 2012 12:05 PM

    @sj39

    What do you have against the Pats? Their not even in the same conference. Its time to get over the superbowl loss more than a decade ago.

  11. ampats says: Oct 24, 2012 12:13 PM

    sj39 says,

    In case you haven’t noticed the Pats atrending down ( OK being in 1st place ), the Rams are trending up ( NFL.com must be wrong because they have the Rams in last place ?)

    Haters going to hate,losers going to lose, as this Rams fan knows.

  12. malab377 says: Oct 24, 2012 12:28 PM

    johnnycash19 says: Oct 24, 2012 10:41 AM

    What is it with the Pats and white receivers? Welker, Gronk, Woodhead, Amendola?

    ———————————–

    Half of your names are not even WR. And, by the way, what about Lloyd and Branch?

  13. thejabronisayz says: Oct 24, 2012 12:37 PM

    @jsho55

    Not necessarily disagreeing with you, but Welker’s QB is Tom Brady, Amendola’s is Sam Bradford. Brady plays in a pass happy offense with a competent offensive life. Bradford’s O-Line is itself offensive. That makes the production of each receiver different, even if their talents are similar, which I believe they are.

  14. tigerlilac says: Oct 24, 2012 12:39 PM

    Against the Patriots, Shonn Greene (a big back) looked like an owl, his head turning constantly looking to get hit. We saw it on the safety were he missed the hnadoff with Wilfork in the backfield, we saw it on a bad dropped pass in the left flat, we saw it on the Mayo hit that kept him from getting a first down and the Spikes hit that knocked him out of the game.

    The Patriots defense has been absolutely horrible on the long ball but their linebackers are instilling fear into the opposition’s skill players. Does Fisher really want Amendola going over the middle on a slant this Sunday against the Patriots given his injury?

  15. flash1283 says: Oct 24, 2012 1:04 PM

    h3min1230 says: Oct 24, 2012 12:05 PM

    @sj39

    What do you have against the Pats? Their not even in the same conference. Its time to get over the superbowl loss more than a decade ago.

    —-

    Its called jealousy!

  16. scotchrocks says: Oct 24, 2012 1:05 PM

    Considering the reported severity of the injury, I’m in awe that this dude is back to practicing.

  17. laeaglefan says: Oct 24, 2012 1:27 PM

    Of course the Pats will go after Amendola if he’s a free agent. They view him as another Wes Welker type player.

  18. dbones750 says: Oct 24, 2012 2:22 PM

    Dude is tough.

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