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Amendola, Kelly and Talib all miss practice for Patriots

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The Patriots placed linebacker Jarod Mayo on injured reserve Wednesday, providing an update on the condition of one of the three key members of the Patriots injured in Sunday’s victory over the Saints.

Wedensday’s practice provided the only kind of update one can expect from the Patriots when they announced that neither wide receiver Danny Amendola nor cornerback Aqib Talib took part. There’s been no confirmation yet that Amendola suffered a concussion when he took a hard hit to the head at the end of a running play last Sunday, but his absence on Wednesday and the team’s decision to bring in other receivers for workouts suggest that Amendola did suffer a concussion that puts him at risk of missing Week Seven.

Talib is dealing with an injured hip flexor that forced him out of the New Orleans game in the second half. Talib has dealt with hip injuries in the past and the Patriots might rest him against the receiver-deprived Jets this weekend in hopes of getting him back to full strength sooner rather than later.

Defensive tackle Tommy Kelly, who missed the Saints game with a knee injury, also missed practice on Wednesday. With Vince Wilfork out, Kelly’s importance to the defensive line is tough to overstate and the same could be said of his importance to the front seven as a whole with Mayo sidelined as well.

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26 Responses to “Amendola, Kelly and Talib all miss practice for Patriots”
  1. toybkshr says: Oct 16, 2013 11:19 AM

    The sportswriter that said they are doing this with “spare parts and duct tape” wasn’t kidding.

  2. patsfansknowitall says: Oct 16, 2013 11:25 AM

    This is a non factor – Patriots will still win the division and make it to the super bowl. As long as the refs keep manipulating the game and calling b.s. phantom penalties on the teams they play (like last sunday), they’ll be just fine. Pats fans should not be worried at all.

  3. pats1stfan1 says: Oct 16, 2013 11:30 AM

    @patsfansknowitall

    Yes we do know it all…We know how to win, and your whining about refs manipulating games just goes to show that you are obsessed with the Patriots because your team(s) haven’t won anything and probably won’t in the near and distant future…

    Have a nice day troll.

  4. harrisonhits2 says: Oct 16, 2013 11:32 AM

    Yes yes keep whining about the refs by all means.

    Of course the people doing so are employing a double standard and ignoring bad calls or non-calls that hurt the Pats just as much.

    Love it though. The bitter tears and sobs of the Pats haters are just a sweet nectar to Pats fans

  5. brutus9448 says: Oct 16, 2013 11:36 AM

    who cares. As long as brady is playing the pats will win 13 games.

  6. azarkhan says: Oct 16, 2013 11:40 AM

    Week 6 –

    Wes Welker: 6 recepts, 66 yards, 1 TD
    D Amendola: 2 recepts, 0 yards, 0 TD

    Good move “BB”, running Wes Welker out of town!

  7. jimmyt says: Oct 16, 2013 12:31 PM

    Patriots should win their division. They won’t make it out of the first round of the playoffs though once they start seeing playoff caliber teams. Sorry, but that “dynasty” ship sailed with getting caught cheating lo those many years ago. Better start thinking about a new HC and QB.

  8. lengai says: Oct 16, 2013 12:32 PM

    4th round pick for Andy Tanner?

  9. ampats says: Oct 16, 2013 12:40 PM

    As a Patriots fan I always enjoy when trolls refer to the dynasty being dead. There was no dynasty just another creation by the media like the Patriots Way.

    The Patriots every year show why they are the best organization in the NFL and with all the injuries the Patriots are still 5-1.

    I think jimmyt has a John Tomase poster hanging in his bedroom.

  10. flash1283 says: Oct 16, 2013 12:41 PM

    jimmyt says: Oct 16, 2013 12:31 PM

    Patriots should win their division. They won’t make it out of the first round of the playoffs though once they start seeing playoff caliber teams. Sorry, but that “dynasty” ship sailed with getting caught cheating lo those many years ago. Better start thinking about a new HC and QB.

    You mean “playoff caliber teams” like the one they just beat? Or like you sorry a$$ Rams?

  11. malab377 says: Oct 16, 2013 12:42 PM

    azarkhan says: Oct 16, 2013 11:40 AM

    Week 6 –

    Wes Welker: 6 recepts, 66 yards, 1 TD
    D Amendola: 2 recepts, 0 yards, 0 TD

    Good move “BB”, running Wes Welker out of town!

    ————————

    Wes Welker : 37 recepts, 378 yards, 8 TD
    J Edelman : 41 recepts, 411 yards, 2 TD

    Not that bad, just ask Brady to throw at him in the end zone and no one will talk about Welker anymore AND no one will talk about the other receivers drops.

  12. 6ball says: Oct 16, 2013 12:51 PM

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    @azerkan

    Evaluating personnel decisions after Week 6 is moronic.

    .

  13. jimmyt says: Oct 16, 2013 1:08 PM

    Your pain and shame runs deep Patriots fans, very deep indeed. Get help, no one feels sorry for you.

  14. pftwstbshmc says: Oct 16, 2013 1:13 PM

    azarkhan says:
    Oct 16, 2013 11:40 AM
    Week 6 –

    Wes Welker: 6 recepts, 66 yards, 1 TD
    D Amendola: 2 recepts, 0 yards, 0 TD

    Good move “BB”, running Wes Welker out of town!

    ———————————————-

    Typical uneducated about the game Patriots hater. You do KNOW that Welker said he did not want to be in New England anymore right? You do know that even if the Patriots offered him twice the amount of money he would not have stayed?

    Some people need to get facts straight before putting things in here.

  15. pftwstbshmc says: Oct 16, 2013 1:18 PM

    Can anyone tell me why there was no call on that Amendola hit? Or can anyone tell me why the league isn’t looking into a fine for it?

    Yeah, I know, it was because it happened to someone on the Patriots so who cares right?

    Seriously, if the league wants to stay on their soap box and shout about player safety every other day, this needs to be looked into.

  16. azarkhan says: Oct 16, 2013 1:27 PM

    @malab377, Sorry, but Amendola was signed to replace Welker, not Edelman.

  17. azarkhan says: Oct 16, 2013 1:31 PM

    pftwstbshmc: You do KNOW that Welker said he did not want to be in New England anymore right?

    No, I didn’t. But if you can provide the exact quote from Welker along with a link to the source, I may begin to think you actually know what you’re talking about.

  18. flexx91 says: Oct 16, 2013 1:33 PM

    pftwstbshmc says:
    Oct 16, 2013 1:18 PM
    Can anyone tell me why there was no call on that Amendola hit? Or can anyone tell me why the league isn’t looking into a fine for it
    ___________________________________

    I can…… He was not a “defenseless” receiver. He caught the ball then ran (made a “football move”)BEFORE the hit/tackle. Besides, there was no helmet-to-helmet hit.

    Nice try but there is no rule to justify your claim as an illegal hit.

  19. azarkhan says: Oct 16, 2013 1:42 PM

    6ball says: Oct 16, 2013 12:51 PM
    @azerkan

    Evaluating personnel decisions after Week 6 is moronic.

    It seems to me that those Patriot fans who analyzed the Amendola signing when it was done as good for the Patriots are the morons. In fact, I suggest you analyze personnel decisions through out the year and again, at the end of the year. Just a thought…

  20. thesteelskirt says: Oct 16, 2013 1:52 PM

    Most overused and genericreference on the web “troll”. So anyone who is against your comment is a troll I guess. Brady is a magician but they will be 1 and done come playoff time, the Saints will be too.

  21. flash1283 says: Oct 16, 2013 2:12 PM

    thesteelskirt says: Oct 16, 2013 1:52 PM

    Most overused and genericreference on the web “troll”. So anyone who is against your comment is a troll I guess. Brady is a magician but they will be 1 and done come playoff time, the Saints will be too.


    Yes, because the Patriots have a long history of being 1 and done” in the playoffs.

    You gotta love the bold predictions in week 6….

  22. azarkhan says: Oct 16, 2013 2:25 PM

    thesteelskirt says: Brady is a magician but they will be 1 and done come playoff time….

    Well, if the Patriots keep losing quality players like Wilfork, Mayo, and Talib, you may be right. But then, losing players of their magnitude would hurt any NFL team.

  23. ejvyas says: Oct 16, 2013 2:47 PM

    azarkhan
    Week 6 –

    Wes Welker: 6 recepts, 66 yards, 1 TD
    D Amendola: 2 recepts, 0 yards, 0 TD

    Good move “BB”, running Wes Welker out of town!

    =============
    Dont just comment because you hate the Pats. WW left town because he wanted to. BB or Pats never kicked him out. Dont compare individual performances look at the overall record of the TEAM.

  24. kimbo71006 says: Oct 16, 2013 2:59 PM

    Walker did say he didn’t want to be in NE anymore and why…because of the HC…said BB was a tyrant. Go look it up…he didn’t leave because of the “team”, he left because of the HC.

    I’d be surprised if the Patriots make it to the SB. One good game (and that’s all they got – the game against the Saints) does not “make” a team.

    I see Saints and Broncos in the SB…you heard it here.

  25. deejayehn says: Oct 16, 2013 3:14 PM

    BB offered Welker more money than the Donks did. Welker wanted out of Foxboro. Simple as that.

    These player hits are bad, but, Pats are good at linebacker, depth wise. Fletch will need to be on top of his game.

  26. vegasmoose says: Oct 16, 2013 3:32 PM

    Losing key players is no good. But lets be honest tom brady is winning games with an entirely new receiving corp I mean new inexperienced youngsters. And not to mention name one quarterback that has had to deal with literally top 5 targets gone from the year before and has done as well as he has so far. So yeah maybe he will lose early in the playoffs but guess what he getting there with no name rookies/cant stay healthy recievers, a banged up run game, and one of the leagues best tight end tandems out. and not to mention what may look like a mickey mouse patch work of a defense like defenses in years past with Wilfork mayo and maybe talib out. Looks like edelman is back on both sides of the ball again in the playoffs. Brady has been making it work for what he has year in and out. So keep trolling on nay sayers.

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