Danny Amendola questionable for Pats trip to Denver

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The Patriots have lost three wide receivers to injuries in their last two games and we know that two of them won’t be playing in Denver on Sunday.

Julian Edelman is out with a broken foot and Aaron Dobson has been placed on injured reserve with an ankle injury, but we’ll have to wait another day or two to find out if Danny Amendola will be in the lineup. Amendola was a limited participant in practice for the second straight day on Friday and has been listed as questionable for the game against the Broncos.

Amendola hurt his knee in last week’s victory over the Bills and reports were that he wasn’t expected to miss an extended period of time, something that would certainly be true if he plays this week. It would also be helpful to a Patriots offense that’s run short of experienced options at wideout due to the recent run of injuries, which includes the hamstring issue that has led to Keshawn Martin drawing a questionable tag.

Linebacker Jamie Collins is doubtful to play after making his first practice appearance in a few weeks on Friday and cornerback Justin Coleman joined Edelman as players ruled out for this weekend.

57 responses to “Danny Amendola questionable for Pats trip to Denver

  1. If Amendola could be further injured better to try to win 17-14..2 game lead on home-field not a do or die, as Bengals Broncos face each other later

  2. zero point in playing him this week. Playoffs trump undefeated seasons. Pats need to win 2 games and they lock the AFC east, 4 out of 6 gets them a bye. Why take the chance on losing him to some low life ankle buster?

  3. I’d keep him out a week. Right now, he’s far too important to the offense and they can’t afford to lose him. If they lose in Denver, it’s not a huge concern. They’ll probably win all their other games after that. Going undefeated is not nearly as important as health and playoff readiness.

  4. If the Patriots win this game; on the road, with a roster this depleted, the Broncos should quit playing football this year altogether lol.

    No Jamie Collins, Edelman, possible Amendola. Jerod Mayo still hurt, but improving. Coleman has also been out. Offensive line is dealing with injuries and consistency.

    Denver has to win this game, or else they might as well call it a season.

  5. @Mo’ Pro Babble says:
    Nov 27, 2015 4:58 PM
    zero point in playing him this week. Playoffs trump undefeated seasons. Pats need to win 2 games and they lock the AFC east, 4 out of 6 gets them a bye. Why take the chance on losing him to some low life ankle buster? —————————————————————————————-
    Your point is valid, but I see it diff., a W in Denver(giving them 3 L’s) pretty much assures a 1st rnd bye even if Cin wins all their remaining gms.

  6. This will be a good confidence builder for Brock. A win over the cheaters should continue to build the trust within the Broncos. This will set up the push for the playoffs!

  7. Broncodanny apparently doesn’t realize his team cheated the salary cap in order to win both their superbowls– otherwise he wouldn’t point the finger at others…

  8. The Broncos aren’t some superteam that the Patriots would be lucky to beat.

    A quarterback on his second start and a Patriots D that is good for a couple of big plays every game pretty much negates the home field advantage, which I acknowledge is a factor.

    This may not be as hard as everyone seems to think.

  9. Belichick consistently sits injured players no matter the importance of the game. The exceptions are Brady and Gronk. They have both played with significant injuries.

    I believe this game is huge. If the patriots win they almost assuredly lock up one of the top two seeds and a bye and quite possibly the number one seed. Lose this game and there is only 1 game separating the patriots and Broncos with the Broncos having the head to head tiebreaker.

    I have to believe Bill is going to come at the Broncos with a huge lineup and see how Denver defends.

  10. During Denver’s tumultuous 1998 postseason affair against division rival Kansas City Chiefs, it was rumored that Denver’s offensive line had applied a “slimy” substance to their arms so that Chiefs’ defenders would have a more difficult time reaching quarterback John Elway. These rumors became a reality when head coach Mike Shanahan later admitted to the wrongdoing. Each lineman was fined approximately $5,000 for the offense. Does this take away from the Broncos’ Super Bowl championship from that season?

    But we’ll just forget about that one, right?

  11. As far as injuries are concerned with New England, get back to me if/when Brady can’t play.
    At that point, we’ll have a different conversation

    While several teams have won a ring with a QB not expected to be their starter in training camp, I’m not going too far out on a limb to predict that SB 50 winning QB will have been the starter all year.

    I’m closer to being Captain Obvious than to being wrong.

  12. Careful IHateRavens – I don’t want to have to bring up the past for your Steelers……..Oh, what the heck.

    Steelers team doctor, Richard Rydze was charged with health care fraud in 2007 for illegally prescribing HGH and other drugs to Steelers’ players in order to help them return more quickly from injury. Even Terry Bradshaw has admitted to using steroids in order to recover faster. If you have any doubts as to the validity of the accusations and claims of Pittsburgh’s steroid usage, watch some film from their 1970’s Super Bowl games. You will see linemen who look more like professional wrestlers than football players. Do you think this gave them a competition advantage during their 4 Super Bowl tear? Many do.

  13. theringisthething says:
    Nov 27, 2015 6:34 PM
    During Denver’s tumultuous 1998 postseason affair against division rival Kansas City Chiefs, it was rumored that Denver’s offensive line had applied a “slimy” substance to their arms so that Chiefs’ defenders would have a more difficult time reaching quarterback John Elway. These rumors became a reality when head coach Mike Shanahan later admitted to the wrongdoing. Each lineman was fined approximately $5,000 for the offense. Does this take away from the Broncos’ Super Bowl championship from that season?

    But we’ll just forget about that one, right?
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    Don’t you understand? If it’s a team other than NE it’s a minor infraction and forgotten historical footnote.

    If it’s NE it’s a Federal Case worthy of making it all the way to the Supreme Court of The United States!

    Literally. And it doesn’t even require a shred of proof. Flimsy allegations and false unsubstantiated uncorroberated innuendu leaked by anonymous sources with an agenda are now worth tens of millions of wasted court time and taxpayer dollars.

    YEAH INTEGRITY!!!!!

  14. Plenty of Denver fans already crying and making excuses.

    No confidence in your team I guess.

    I see the game being close and coming down to the last drive.

  15. Patriots are good, but also over rated. Injuries aside, the Patriots play against the Bills, Jets and Dolphins. When in the last 10 years has any team in that division had a QB that you would even want as a backup?

    The Patriots are very beatable. Look at the Patriots schedule, look at who the Patriots have played. Denver is easily the best team the Patriots will play until the playoffs. And even then, Denver has a backup QB starting and two edge rushers on defense injured. Still, everyone will make excuses if the Patriots lose and if they win Patriots fans will pretend like they have the best team ever.

  16. Tom Brady is the best QB to ever live. Don’t believe it… He even made Amendola and Edelman look like a winner. These guys were practice squad scrubs before Tommy put his shine on them. Tommy does for receivers what Ray Lewis did for defensive coordinators. Look at Chuck Pagano, a scrub by any measure you want to use, but Ray Lewis made him and gave him a career and even some respect for a period of time. Until he had to stand on his own then it became clear all along… it was you Ray. All this time it was you, Ray. Just like its been you Tommy, all this time. You and the hoody.

  17. “Patriots are good, but also over rated. Injuries aside, the Patriots play against the Bills, Jets and Dolphins. When in the last 10 years has any team in that division had a QB that you would even want as a backup?”

    Last I knew Pats winning percentage vs AFC East was .750 and vs the rest of the league .745.

    You cling to a Pats hater myth that has no basis in reality.

  18. This game could be decided by a field goal… And those might be the only points in the game. My guess: New England wins based on a defensive score or golden opportunity.

  19. Last I checked the Pats are still the undefeated super bowl champs! The pats beat the same Seattle team that whopped Denver the year before. Just saying!

  20. ramos86 says:
    Nov 27, 2015 7:53 PM
    Patriots are good, but also over rated. Injuries aside, the Patriots play against the Bills, Jets and Dolphins. When in the last 10 years has any team in that division had a QB that you would even want as a backup?
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    You mean those over rated 10-0 DEFENDING SUPER CHAMPIONS?

    You should 86 that thought ramos.

  21. ramos86 says:
    Nov 27, 2015 7:53 PM
    Patriots are good, but also over rated. Injuries aside, the Patriots play against the Bills, Jets and Dolphins. When in the last 10 years has any team in that division had a QB that you would even want as a backup?

    The Patriots are very beatable. Look at the Patriots schedule, look at who the Patriots have played. Denver is easily the best team the Patriots will play until the playoffs. And even then, Denver has a backup QB starting and two edge rushers on defense injured. Still, everyone will make excuses if the Patriots lose and if they win Patriots fans will pretend like they have the best team ever.

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    Well Ramos86 looks like you have the pulse of the PFT.

  22. Truly disgraceful the lengths that some players will go to in order to avoid playing against this Denver defense. Let the excuses begin cry baby nation.

  23. Saw multiple pats fans claiming trash talk from Broncos fans?? From what I saw, the isht talking was 2 or 3 to 1 in favor of pats trolls. Claim whatever you need to make your loud mouthed selves feel better. Oh and to the idiot that thinks the pats are the only team dealing with injuries, the Broncos are playing their backup at literally the most important position on the field and the most dominant defensive player this year until his injury. I don’t get why we can’t simply break the game down, acknowledge that either team COULD win this game, and say good luck. Every single Broncos or manning story is littered with pats fans posting classless and unnecessary comments. I do realize Broncos fans do the same, but not near the level the chowds do. It’s like a SB victory brings out the worst trolls possible. Really gets old.

  24. theringisthething says:
    Nov 27, 2015 6:34 PM

    During Denver’s tumultuous 1998 postseason affair against division rival Kansas City Chiefs, it was rumored that Denver’s offensive line had applied a “slimy” substance to their arms so that Chiefs’ defenders would have a more difficult time reaching quarterback John Elway. These rumors became a reality when head coach Mike Shanahan later admitted to the wrongdoing. Each lineman was fined approximately $5,000 for the offense. Does this take away from the Broncos’ Super Bowl championship from that season?

    But we’ll just forget about that one, right?

    _________________________________

    If the vaseline on the uniforms doesn’t, maybe the millions of $$$$ that were paid under the table (over and above the salary cap) to Elway and Davis might. The Donkey’s 2 SB wins are the most fraudulent in NFL history! Without the blatant cheating, the wins would not have happened.

  25. gysot says:
    Nov 27, 2015 8:55 PM
    Truly disgraceful the lengths that some players will go to in order to avoid playing against this Denver defense. Let the excuses begin cry baby nation.
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    Its truly disgraceful the lies denver fans have to tell themselves

  26. Past and their fans act like their team is the only one with injuries. Imagine if Pats lost their starting qb, their all pro O lineman, their season leader in sacks, and lost their number 2 and 3 round rookie picks to season ending injuries. Top that with their other pro bowl o lineman and number 2 wideout being questionable for the game. Now then they would complain so loud it would be deflating. That is exactly what the Broncos have lost with Manning, Clady, Ware, Sambrailo, Huerman, Mathis and Sanders injuries. Seems like Pats and their fans are trying to set up excuses in case they lose. At this time of year every team has injuries but I would argue the teams who have lost their qb are the most damaged. Imagine the Pats without Brady.

  27. As a fan of the overall game of football and its storylines, I think it would be a real shame if the Pats, so obviously the best team in the league this year, sputter out due to too many injuries.

    Anyone else winning it all this year with the Pats not right there at full strength will know they were the next-best team this year and just got lucky.

    And I say this as a Cowboys fan, not a Pats homer. With so much mediocrity in the league this year, we need the best teams to be at their best.

  28. gysot says:
    Nov 27, 2015 8:55 PM

    Truly disgraceful the lengths that some players will go to in order to avoid playing against this Denver defense. Let the excuses begin cry baby nation.
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    Lawl. The Browns took them to overtime, the Colts beat them, and the Chiefs destroyed them.

    No one is fearful of facing the “no weaknesses” Donkeys defense.

  29. Ramos86, seriously dude? Name one team that can lose 3 receivers both starting tackles and play 3 undrafted FA’s on the offensive line, not to mention a revamped secondary and still be 10-0?!?! Overrated?!?!

    Anybody know what’s wrong with Collins??

  30. ohand16 says:
    Nov 28, 2015 9:32 AM

    If last week is any indication of how the Pats will play this week they are going to get killed.
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    If the last three weeks are any indication of how the Donkeys will play this week, it won’t even be a game, and the Patriots will win easily.

  31. getsomefocus2015 says:
    Nov 27, 2015 11:46 PM
    Past and their fans act like their team is the only one with injuries. Imagine if Pats lost their starting qb, their all pro O lineman, their season leader in sacks, and lost their number 2 and 3 round rookie picks to season ending injuries. Top that with their other pro bowl o lineman and number 2 wideout being questionable for the game.
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    Osweiler is an improvement at the QB position. Imagine if? NE fans doesn’t have to ‘imagine’ anything. The Pats ARE missing their probowl LT and their best defensive player, starting 2 rookies and a practice squad guy on the O-line, their second round pick is dinged up and only available for spot duty. They are without their starting RB, number 1 wideout, number 2 wideout, number 4 wideout and slot corner.

  32. rjpats says:
    Nov 28, 2015 12:02 PM

    When did the Broncos lose a qb to injury? You mean Manning’s benching?
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    #peytonnevercheated

  33. gysot says:
    Nov 28, 2015 12:15 PM
    rjpats says:
    Nov 28, 2015 12:02 PM

    When did the Broncos lose a qb to injury? You mean Manning’s benching?
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    #peytonnevercheated
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    Neither did Tom.
    Judge Berman: “Is there any direct evidence linking Mr. Brady to tampering?”

    Nash: “No there is not such direct evidence.”

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