The Patriots kept four wide receivers on their 53-man roster and two of them had injury issues that kept them from participating fully or at all during practices this summer.
Malcolm Mitchell hurt his elbow in the team’s first preseason game and Danny Amendola was on the physically unable to perform list until cutdown day as he recovered from surgeries on his ankle and knee. Amendola has been practicing the last few days and says that’s enough for him to feel confident that all will be well on the field against the Cardinals on Sunday night.
“I feel good,” Amendola said, via NESN.com. “I’ve been preparing a lot. I feel strong, feel fast, so I’m ready to roll.”
Amendola’s absence this summer meant he missed out on extended time with Jimmy Garoppolo, who will start the first four games of the year while Tom Brady serves his suspension. Amendola shrugged off concern, saying they will “get out there and practice as much as we can” before the season gets rolling in Arizona.