Danny Amendola, Dont’a Hightower get in limited practices

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Wide receiver Danny Amendola was listed as a limited participant in Patriots practice last Thursday and Friday before sitting out the team’s first loss of the year.

Amendola resumed the same practice schedule on Wednesday as the Patriots had their first practice leading into this week’s game against the Eagles. Before the practice started, Amendola said that he was feeling well but declined to make a prediction about his status for Sunday.

“I’ll get out there today and run around and know more, but I feel good. I can’t put a number on it, or a percentage, but I feel OK to go out there today and run around,” Amendola said, via ESPN.com.

With Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski out this week, Amendola would figure to be a busy man if he does get the green light to return to the lineup.

The Patriots also had linebacker Dont’a Hightower listed as a limited participant on Wednesday. Hightower left the loss to the Broncos with a knee injury — reportedly a sprained MCL — and was wearing a brace on his left knee during the practice. Defensive tackle Dominique Easley did not participate due to an ankle injury.

20 responses to “Danny Amendola, Dont’a Hightower get in limited practices

  1. I think the Pats will sit them out this weekend, Gronk too.

    The team that finished the game against Denver should be able to beat a Philly team that has quit on the season.

    Dola, Gronk, Edelman all need to be fit for the playoffs. Gronk can stay in bubble wrap until then.

  2. “”next injury prediction…

    2nd quarter 3 minutes 20 second”

    The way this season has been going league wide that prediction could apply equally to all 32 teams.

  3. Loading up that Coal in the Steamer! Getting ready to fire up that Steamer for the Playoff Push!!

  4. The altitude in Denver did not help. Biggest home field advantage in professional sports. It explains why the Broncos have had a number of great regular seasons but flame out as soon as they have to play at sea level. The Patriots looked as though they tired out in the 4th.

  5. Collins and Williams were also limited participants, maybe they will finally get him out there. And for all the hateroids that were commenting on Darth Hoodie executing Chris Harper for the muffed punt, he was signed back to the practice squad just as the faithful said he would be

  6. Getting everyone healthy and even rested while depth players getting on the field will pay off in January. Still very positive about this year and nobody should care about anyone’s power ratings. When healthy, the Patriots are the best team and know what it takes.

  7. a Philly team that has quit on the season

    And they’re still in playoff contention.

    If they quit, Chip should gut the roster in the offseason.

  8. patriotsfootballleague says:
    Dec 2, 2015 5:20 PM
    Scott Chandler is chomping at the bit, frothy and snotty nostrils and all.

    I hope you’re right. What I’ve seen most of the year is a 6′ 8″ guy who plays like he’s 5′ 8″.

  9. Dola and Hightower need to get back soon. The officials are ruining our season with bad calls.

    They usually protect ALL the other Older quarterbacks like peyton and hassleback, but they let Tom get sacked while the other team holds illegally.

    Tom can no longer make the longer throws because of Father Time but we have the best short passing game on earth and the officials are taking it away with bad calls and looking the other way while the other teams take cheap shots.

  10. Anyone know who the officiating team is for the game Sunday?
    Would be good to know who Pats are playing.

  11. Aw, the big wuss Glasskowski didn’t participate because he got a bruise… What an intimidating player, not. He probably cries over a bug bite judging by his embarrassing display Sunday night.

  12. Dola and Hightower need to get back soon. The officials are ruining our season with bad calls.

    They usually protect ALL the other Older quarterbacks like peyton and hassleback, but they let Tom get sacked while the other team holds illegally.

    Tom can no longer make the longer throws because of Father Time but we have the best short passing game on earth and the officials are taking it away with bad calls and looking the other way while the other teams take cheap shots.

    I hope you are joking with this comment? If you are serious help is available to regain your senses.

  13. “The altitude in Denver did not help. Biggest home field advantage in professional sports.”

    I totally agree. The Pats have struggled there quite a bit in the past. As a hiker in the Rockies, the thin air definitely strains you more. The Pats D in particularly looked totally exhausted on that last play in OT.

    Its not an excuse, its just a cogent factor, and yes, a significant advantage if you are acclimated to the mile high elevation.

  14. the doncs should win the SB every year. while the mile-high advantage isn’t as noticeable when visiting teams struggle, it’s still a huge advantage at sea level. any athlete from <2000' who spends a month in denver, even without working out, comes home to remarkably increased endurance.

  15. hxmarzo says:
    Dec 2, 2015 5:40 PM
    Anyone know who the officiating team is for the game Sunday?
    Would be good to know who Pats are playing.
    *******************************************

    We are playing against Morelli’s crew. The same one that was removed from the Sunday night game and relocated to a “less primetime” game. Cause, you know, if we get screwed again, fewer people would know.

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