Amendola Out for Sunday Night Showdown in Denver
Late last night, reports broke that injured Patriots receiver Danny Amendola will in fact sit out of tomorrow night's game against the Denver Broncos with a sprained knee.
Amendola, who missed the entire fourth quarter of the team's Monday night win over the Buffalo Bills after spraining his knee in the third, is the latest key Patriot offensive weapon to be taken out of quarterback Tom Brady's arsenal due to injury.
Amendola gave it a go in practice this week, as he was a limited participant during the middle of the week. He was initially listed as questionable on the injury report and there was a belief that he might have been available in a limited role, due to the team's lack of depth at the receiver position.
Instead, a CBS Sports report claims that the shifty wide out won't even make the trip to Denver with his teammates.
With Amendola out for the week, the Patriots are left with two healthy wide receivers on the active roster; Brandon LaFell and the recently signed undrafted rookie Chris Harper.
Of course, Julian Edelman broke his foot a few weeks back against the New York Giants and third year man Aaron Dobson was placed on IR two days ago with a high ankle sprain.
The Pats could also use special teams captain Matthew Slater, who is listed as a receiver on the roster, though that move seems unlikely as he is very valuable in multiple special teams' roles. He could see a play here or there, but extensive use of the team leader isn't expected.
Look for the team to lean on tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Scott Chandler in the passing game. Also practice squad tight end Asante Cleveland is expected to be added to the active roster later today. He could provide a boost in the passing game as well.