Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola was held out of both practice and the team’s third preseason game against the Lions last week.
We don’t know why Amendola was out of practice as coach Bill Belichick only deemed him day-to-day when asked about Amendola’s outlook. There were some reports of foot or ankle trouble, but nothing concrete and nothing that appears to be lingering into this week because Amendola was back at practice on Monday. Amendola showed that he’s learning the Patriots’ mode of operation by offering no more detail into why he was out while saying he “felt good” getting back on the field.
“I’m not concerned,” Amendola said, via Field Yates of ESPNBoston.com. “We’ve had a lot of good reps this camp so far and we’re going to continue to work and continue to get better.”
Amendola’s missed 20 games over the last two seasons, 15 of them in 2011, so any absence because of injury is going to lead to wondering about how long he might be out of the lineup. This doesn’t appear to be much more than the normal precaution teams take with veterans in August, however, and there’s not likely to be much impact on the Patriots offense as a result.