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Gronkowski, Amendola listed as doubtful


Every indication this week has been that the Patriots were going to be without both wide receiver Danny Amendola and tight end Rob Gronkowski, and nothing in the final injury report suggests otherwise.

Both players were listed as doubtful for Thursday’s game with the Jets. That translates to a 25 percent chance of playing, though it generally means the percentage is lower than that.

Amendola’s groin injury will only bring up all the old doubts about his durability, as he’s played in 16 games exactly once in his career.

The Patriots also listed running back Brandon Bolden (knee), wide receiver Aaron Dobson (hamstring), wide receiver Matthew Slater (knee), tight end Zach Sudfeld (hamstring) and running back Leon Washington (thigh) as questionable.

Given the short-handedness of the Patriots’ offense at the moment, if you’re 50-50, you’re probably close enough to play.

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24 Responses to “Gronkowski, Amendola listed as doubtful”
  1. dalcow4 says: Sep 11, 2013 4:26 PM

    Good player. Bad signing.

  2. whatnojets says: Sep 11, 2013 4:31 PM

    This is what happens when you cut God…errr Tebow from you team!

  3. AngryHumanoid says: Sep 11, 2013 4:38 PM

    In all fairness “offensive targets” has never really been the issue when they have Brady on the field, he’s performed miracles with mediocre talent before. It’s just the lack of a stellar running game or defense that worries me…

  4. blue18hutthutt says: Sep 11, 2013 4:40 PM

    Pats are still good enough to beat the Jets

    Rope-a-dope it for 3 and a half quarters then get the game winning, walk-off FG

    Rex’s Ds ALWAYS choke with the game on the line

  5. denbronx says: Sep 11, 2013 4:44 PM

    Broncos fans want to say, from the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU for Wes Welker!

  6. kissbillsrings says: Sep 11, 2013 4:46 PM

    REST Gronk, Danny & Zudfield….let Brady do his stuff with Edelman, Boyce & KT…& that TE with the weird name….that along with Ridley & Blount should suffice against the lowly Jets…time for the D to step up & flex its muscle!!!

  7. jetsmmt says: Sep 11, 2013 4:53 PM

    The Patriots are taking the Jets for granted. Don’t be surprised when the Jets punch them in the mouth tomorrow.

  8. dalcow4 says: Sep 11, 2013 5:00 PM

    Let’s face it… with Brady’s ability and the refs constantly working on his side, they could line up undrafted FA wide receivers and get 12 wins.

  9. tolan04 says: Sep 11, 2013 5:11 PM

    Damn why couldn’t amendola have been doubtful vs buffalo

  10. azarkhan says: Sep 11, 2013 5:18 PM

    I wonder how many games Amendola will miss with his groin injury. It’s my understanding that that type of injury can be lingering and difficult to heal. In football it’s not enough to be talented, you also have to be durable.

    Meanwhile Wes Welker will be going for another 100+ reception year….

  11. ampats says: Sep 11, 2013 5:47 PM

    This is where the Patriots D needs to make a statement against a team playing a rookie QB. I believe the Pats could have a top 10 this season with the maturation of Jones & Hightower year 2, Talib having a full off season and the DB’s playing together for a full season.Kelly is a great addition next to Big Vince.

    Keep the Jets under 10 points and Brady & Co. will do the rest.

  12. bigdaddy44 says: Sep 11, 2013 6:22 PM

    Mark my words, Tebow is still the Patriots third string QB. There is no QB after Brady and Mallett on the 53 man or practice rosters. If Brady gets hurt, Tebow is Mallett’s backup the next week. There is no other QB (I use that term lightly) with any experience this year in this complicated system. The original deal was to bring him back at some point after the first Jets game to avoid that media circus, and help preserve a roster spot due to injury. Essentially, he would be the 54th man on the squad. With the amount of injuries, he may not be back soon, but seeing as he is Josh McDaniels long-term pet project, with no shot at being on the field this year, there is no rush to bring him back. That is why he has been so adamant about turning down other types of offers, he has a long-term developmental offer here from the one man who truly supports him, McDaniels.

  13. prideof10000lakes says: Sep 11, 2013 6:25 PM

    Well first of all they’re playing the jets, second it’s week 2, and third they’re playing the jets.

    As much as I want amendola for my FF team, I’d rather have them use him sparingly now so he can tear it up for my, and the patriots, playoffs later on in the year.

  14. kev86 says: Sep 11, 2013 6:47 PM

    A lot of people are picking the Jets to win due to all of the Patriots injuries.

  15. all4patriots says: Sep 11, 2013 6:48 PM

    It’s the Jets, people, the JETS.

    It’s like when one of the college powerhouse teams play Wofford.

  16. deadlevelbest says: Sep 11, 2013 6:56 PM

    Who are these mediocre receivers that Brady threw to? Deion Branch was a pro bowler. Randy Moss? Probably a HoFer. Gronk and Hernandez? Pro Bowlers. Welker? Pro Bowler. I’m sorry, this “conventional wisdom” on Brady is crap.

  17. dogman9 says: Sep 11, 2013 6:59 PM

    Patsies are ripe to be upset. Missing best WR and RB from last week and they were banged up to begin with. Jets have much better DB’s than the Bills, and they defend vs. the run better. If Rex dials up his pass rush and they get to Brady, Jets can disrupt Pats offensive flow. Only way to beat the Pats though is if Geno can be poised another week. This aint Tampa, and its on the road. Great test for young QB.

  18. joemontanawasthegreatest says: Sep 11, 2013 7:17 PM

    Well it took Amendola all of one week to get hurt.

  19. securb2013 says: Sep 11, 2013 7:22 PM

    I wonder how many games they will have to lose before they swallow their pride and call Randy Moss to stop the bleeding.

  20. TheWizard says: Sep 11, 2013 8:03 PM

    Hopefully with a game under his belt, Thompkins won’t look lost out there again.

    If Edelman gets hurt which is probably a matter of time, it’s going to be Tom and the 3 rookies.

  21. dcpatfan says: Sep 11, 2013 8:08 PM

    Need I remind you donkey and yet fans that both Amendola AND Edelman bot outplayed Wes in week 1

  22. puppybowler says: Sep 11, 2013 8:23 PM

    I’m afraid we’ve seen the last of Amendola in a Patriots uniform…

  23. nananatman says: Sep 11, 2013 11:07 PM

    They’re not even going to practice.

  24. golfsox78 says: Sep 12, 2013 1:00 PM

    The Pats offense hasn’t been an issue for several years. They haven’t had a good defense since 2004! If they had the same defense in 2007 or even last year that they had in prior superbowl winning years, they win the Superbowl in 2007 and last year. You can’t put up 30+ points every game and expect to win. Defense still wins championships. Brady played with scrubs in 2006 and lost to Indy in the AFC championship game. If they had a defense during that year the Colts wouldn’t have come back. Bill B. is a terrific coach but how many swings and misses can you have drafting secondary positions and also taking chances on players who slipped to the later rounds because of character issues. The whole value in the draft theory is crap. Get the best players!

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