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Report: Amendola could miss up to six weeks

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Danny Amendola’s groin injury may be more significant than previously thought.

Amendola, the receiver who injured his groin in his debut with the Patriots on Sunday against the Bills, will miss tonight’s game against the Jets. And according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Amendola is expected to end up missing anywhere from two to six weeks with the injury.

If Amendola’s absence does end up stretching into the six-week range, that would be a major blow to the Patriots, who were hoping when they signed Amendola that he would be their leading receiver, as Wes Welker was last year. Amendola is a talented receiver, but the knock on him has always been that he can’t stay healthy, and the fact that he suffered a significant injury in his first game as a Patriot will lead to plenty of talk that New England should have steered clear of Amendola, given his injury history.

Amendola did look good in New England’s offense in the opener, catching 10 passes for 104 yards. But it doesn’t matter how good Amendola looks on the field if he ends up spending most of his time on the sideline.

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  1. cb5x says: Sep 12, 2013 6:40 PM

    And this is the problem with Amendola.

  2. enzo1030 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:41 PM

    Yet another failed signing in New England. Nothing new to see here folks.

  3. hor2012 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:41 PM

    The pats should have never let wes walk

  4. parkerfly says: Sep 12, 2013 6:43 PM

    Maybe they should have gone ahead and re-signed Welker.

  5. sportsmeccabi says: Sep 12, 2013 6:43 PM

    Draft amendola for your team, you’re gonna have a bad time.

    I thought I was getting a steal in the 6th

  6. pdidit09 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:46 PM

    God don’t like ugly! Karma for all those years cheating! LOL

  7. jrebar88 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:46 PM

    LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
    Hey Bill, thanks for Wes.
    Signed
    Broncos Country.

  8. steadypimpin says: Sep 12, 2013 6:47 PM

    Not surprised at all.

  9. upperdecker19 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:50 PM

    Putin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. giantssb42champs says: Sep 12, 2013 6:51 PM

    Mr. Glass.

  11. ad2k13 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:53 PM

    Made. Of. Glass.

  12. ahmiller21 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:53 PM

    Man, is this kid made of glass??? It’s a shame because he has talent.

  13. randyschwimmer7 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:54 PM

    The dude is good when he can actually stay in the field. He is another player made of GLASS!!!!!

  14. mcmeen0576 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:54 PM

    He could star as Mr. Glass in the sequel to Unbreakable.

  15. venkatdeva says: Sep 12, 2013 6:54 PM

    Belicheck must be considered as a GENIUS.
    What I dont understand is this: Its ok to give 5 year 35+ million to a player who has NEVER played one full 16 game season and not the same to Welker last year?

    If anyone asks the meaning of “Penny wise, Pound foolish” – then all one has to do is to point them to the Patriots organization.

  16. towniesman says: Sep 12, 2013 6:55 PM

    In Bill we trust……NOT

  17. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:55 PM

    Danny Fragiledola

  18. mattwalshvideo says: Sep 12, 2013 6:56 PM

    Kraft was “duped” by his injury history.

  19. jimbo75025 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:56 PM

    Considering the history of DA, the most shocking thing in this story is that he will “only” be outsi weeks.

  20. drunkwino says: Sep 12, 2013 6:57 PM

    How surprising ~ signed nobody

  21. undeadjesus says: Sep 12, 2013 6:58 PM

    Apparently everyone saw this coming except for the Pats. So now Boston sports fans have their football equivalent of Ellsbury: elite skills but extremely fragile.

  22. bach2112 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:58 PM

    How you like them apples? Every Rams fan out there said.

  23. doublezero74 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:58 PM

    Classic overreaction from PFT trolls. Relax.

  24. horaceivory says: Sep 12, 2013 6:59 PM

    Oh good. This is where all the experts are. Finally found em.

  25. surfinbird1 says: Sep 12, 2013 6:59 PM

    We let Wes walk for chump change. He missed 3 regular season games in what, 5 or 6 yrs. not a genius move Bill,but you showed him,right.

  26. purplekoolaid1 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:03 PM

    This guy reminds me of Samuel L’s character in that movie “Unbreakable”.

  27. Patskrieg dot com says: Sep 12, 2013 7:03 PM

    Unless you’re John Wayne Bobbit a six week groin injury is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard.

  28. Spencer says: Sep 12, 2013 7:04 PM

    Who could have seen this coming?

  29. j0esixpack says: Sep 12, 2013 7:04 PM

    Belichick has tons of failed signings. Of course so does every team.

    Oddly no other team in the NFL has a better record or more Super Bowls than Belichick either. That’s partly because the Patriots never accept excuses. Whoever dresses for the game is expected to play their role.

    That being said they are amazingly thin at WR and it will be interesting to see how they approach game planning – and whether they may approach members of their Shadow Roster like Branch and Stallworth next week. (A 3 day rest week is not the time to bring in a new WR – but the 10 days they’ll have after this may result in some new work outs)

  30. rahavort says: Sep 12, 2013 7:07 PM

    People don’t seem to understand that the Patriots didn’t “let” Wes walk away. They offered him money in which he refused (probably wanted more money, wouldn’t surprise me now) and besides he did not want to be there anymore. Just part of the business folks

  31. mimitaroo says: Sep 12, 2013 7:08 PM

    Glass.

    Yay now I fit in with everyone.

  32. bmoreravens1012013 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:09 PM

    Guess the Patriots got duped again.

  33. ripster65 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:10 PM

    wow, who’da thunk…

  34. bostonian13 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:10 PM

    Damn, this does suck. But rather him out now than later on in the season or the playoffs. The Pats can handle their own for the next few weeks, Gronk should be back and our running game will be intact. Amendola a bad signing? Not at all, this guy is more than amazing. Love Welker but Danny does things Welker can’t.

  35. edavidberg says: Sep 12, 2013 7:12 PM

    The Patriots need to realize the players matter more than the system. Their arrogance unnecessarily cost them Welker and could mean they have wasted yet another year of Brady’s prime because they won’t step up and put enough talent around him.

  36. bigdogbob says: Sep 12, 2013 7:12 PM

    Pride let Wes Welker walk. Pride can topple the mightiest of empires.

  37. tjzoo says: Sep 12, 2013 7:13 PM

    1 Game wonder

  38. remyje says: Sep 12, 2013 7:15 PM

    LMAO I could have told you that was going to happen…. and my check engine light is on

  39. j0esixpack says: Sep 12, 2013 7:17 PM

    venkatdeva – Belichick may not be a genius but he is smart enough to understand that he locked Amendola in for 5 years with just a $6 million signing bonus.

    Cut the guy next year and he counts a whopping $5 million on the cap. No big deal.

    bach2112 – are you telling me there are still Rams fans In denial that the Herald completely retracted their story and the only source confirms the Herald got the story wrong?

    That’s sad.

    Non-New England fans don’t understand the Patriots aren’t built to peak in September, but rather November to February.

    I’d much rather play with a thin roster now and have guys like Gronk, Amendola and other back healthy and rested for the playoffs. I’d think other team fans would NOT like that.

  40. igotgamenj says: Sep 12, 2013 7:18 PM

    Miami has the Dolphins
    The Greatest Football Team
    We take the ball from goal to goal
    Like no one’s ever seen
    We’re in the air, we’re on the ground
    We’re always in control
    And when you say Miami
    You’re talking Super Bowl

  41. tolan04 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:20 PM

    What a shocker

  42. patssox says: Sep 12, 2013 7:21 PM

    Nice job, my team!

    Geez!

    Like we didn’t all know this was going to happen.

    What do we need Welker for when we can just replace him with somebody with equal skills but fewer likely games?

    Ridiculous!

  43. fordmandalay says: Sep 12, 2013 7:25 PM

    Just for a minute I thought this was a story about Kevin Kolb!

  44. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says: Sep 12, 2013 7:27 PM

    towniesman says: Sep 12, 2013 6:55 PM

    In Bill we trust……NOT
    ———————————————————-
    WOW I have not heard NOT! since 1992!
    cool dude

  45. jets12 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:31 PM

    @ bostonian13 are you ever in denial.

  46. doall24 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:39 PM

    good move new england, keep playing cheap with your real superstars. bet you wish you would have paid wes welker now.

  47. spalding1234 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:44 PM

    It is almost comical how often this guy is injured!! good! He’s like the Run DMC of Wideouts.

  48. marcuswelby1 says: Sep 12, 2013 7:55 PM

    venkatdeva says:
    Sep 12, 2013 6:54 PM
    Belicheck must be considered as a GENIUS.
    What I dont understand is this: Its ok to give 5 year 35+ million to a player who has NEVER played one full 16 game season and not the same to Welker last year?

    If anyone asks the meaning of “Penny wise, Pound foolish” – then all one has to do is to point them to the Patriots organization.

    —————————————————

    Is that the same “Patriots organization” that has won more games and more Super Bowls since 2001 than any other team?

  49. michaeljacksonisback says: Sep 12, 2013 7:57 PM

    Rams fans are laughing! Good player when healthy, which is never! Get use to these stats…. 60 catches 668 Yards, 6.6 YPC

  50. fearthehoody says: Sep 12, 2013 8:02 PM

    As a Pats fan, no matter how this year plays out, Im just glad Im not a :Jets, Raiders, Bills, Dolphins, Browns, Chargers, Chiefs, Lions, Falcons, Bucs, Bengals, Eagles, Seahawks, Titans, Cardinals, Vikings, Panthers, Skins, Rams, Jags fan! Got me?

  51. rally411 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:05 PM

    “Oddly no other team in the NFL has a better record or more Super Bowls than Belichick either. That’s partly because the Patriots never accept excuses. Whoever dresses for the game is expected to play their role.”

    Um, yeah.

    The other part has to do with cheating.

    Oddly, no other team has been caught cheating in a Super Bowl either, and then caught again.

    But you just go ahead and keep telling yourselves that you’ll be fine, patsie nation.

  52. u4iadman says: Sep 12, 2013 8:08 PM

    Nice moves the last 5 years Bill.

  53. kingdm8 says: Sep 12, 2013 8:28 PM

    I wonder if he’s related to Kevin Kolb.

  54. giantssb42champs says: Sep 12, 2013 8:34 PM

    Is that the same “Patriots organization” that has won more games and more Super Bowls since 2001 than any other team?
    ——————-
    And has won the same number of Super Bowls as the Jets in the last decade.

  55. wearethesteelers says: Sep 12, 2013 8:43 PM

    He was said to be having a tea party with Bob Sanders. Both escaped with only minor fractures.

  56. kyannalashae says: Sep 12, 2013 8:58 PM

    Oh No, my poor Hubby:(

  57. kyannalashae says: Sep 12, 2013 8:59 PM

    I pray you get better soon, Danny! :)

  58. dankpuffalot says: Sep 12, 2013 9:33 PM

    I wish no harm on Welker, but will all these keyboard commandos have 20/20 hindsight if he gets hurt or drops a crucial pass in a big game?

  59. nextmanup81 says: Sep 12, 2013 9:37 PM

    Glass-man-’doh!-la

  60. skipbaylesslovesmen says: Sep 12, 2013 9:49 PM

    If the fact that Rams, who haven’t a had WR with a F since Holt and Bruce, let him with all that talent walk should have told you everything you needed to know about him. Very talented good locker room guy just plays 6 games a season.

  61. hehateme2 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:25 PM

    @joesixpack… LOL. Have another six pack there buddy. Better yet, cut back on the Kool-Aid this round.

  62. indytom87 says: Sep 12, 2013 10:34 PM

    Somewhere, Edelman’s agent is smiling.

  63. jaccfrost says: Sep 12, 2013 10:50 PM

    Another great move by Les & Fish……

  64. noring4youstill says: Sep 12, 2013 11:00 PM

    Geez brittle hang it up

  65. shoeflypie says: Sep 12, 2013 11:01 PM

    Glass.

    Rhymes with….

    Porcelain.

  66. somekat says: Sep 12, 2013 11:12 PM

    Nothing to see here, everyone knew he’d get hurt. maybe a bit earlier than people expected, but maybe it’ll be a good thing. He was going to get hurt either way, maybe he got it out of the way and will be healthy for a playoff push/run.

    On the other hand, the Pats have been thin at WR for years. Since it was Moss/Welker, as a group, they’ve been average at best. You just didn’t notice the last 2 years because the TE’s caught so many balls. Now that one is hurt (and not as a rarity), and one is known to be a sociopath, the flaws in the other spots are showing up more. A QB like Brady can cover a lot weaknesses, but he can’t carry a team alone

  67. lgwelsh1 says: Sep 13, 2013 1:38 AM

    Groin injuries are the worst, it doesn’t matter how tough you are. It’s one of those injuries that there is nothing but rest and time to heal form.

  68. bighurt228 says: Sep 13, 2013 1:49 AM

    When our rookies get on the same page as Brady, losing Amendola won’t be so bad. I look for the rooks to get better and better by being thrown into the fire all at once. Edelman can run a great slot if Amendola is out with Dobson and thompkins on the outside. Add Gronk and Sudfeld, and we should be running on all cylinders by the playoffs.

  69. spedman24 says: Sep 13, 2013 7:36 AM

    Hope he never plays again

  70. peymax1693 says: Sep 13, 2013 8:56 AM

    bostonian13 says:

    Not at all, this guy is more than amazing. Love Welker but Danny does things Welker can’t.
    ________________________________

    Not if Danny boy isn’t on the field.

  71. zerole00 says: Sep 13, 2013 9:53 AM

    You gave up a reliable and consistent Welker for this? God, I’d hate to see where the Patriots would be without Brady with all the bad draft and signings they’ve made over the last decade.

  72. iamedreed says: Sep 13, 2013 11:09 AM

    “Non-New England fans don’t understand the Patriots aren’t built to peak in September, but rather November to February. ”

    Is that a joke? the patriots are kings of the regular season and playoff chokers

    joe flacco has straight up owned tom brady

  73. colofan8 says: Sep 13, 2013 12:11 PM

    March 2013
    NFL Fan: Letting Welker go is a stupid move

    Pats Fan: You mean Mr. “I drop every pass”? HA Amendola is way better!!!

    NFL Fan: You mean Mr. “I’m hurt all the time”??

    Pats Fan: No way, he will be awesome this year and will not get hurt

    ……..Lasts one week in 2013 season

  74. officialgame says: Sep 13, 2013 12:15 PM

    The guy is made from glass.

  75. drelms says: Sep 13, 2013 2:00 PM

    Surprise surprise, everyone knew this guy was injury prone, and you certainly can’t make up for a bad decision to let Walker go by bringing in a guy who has never played a whole season without getting injured.

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