New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) congratulates wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) after catching a touchdown during the first quarter against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Danny Amendola has foot or ankle injury

New England Patriots top wide receiver Danny Amendola did not practice all of last week with an unknown injury, and the only details reported were that the injury isn’t serious and that it isn’t a head injury. The Patriots wisely held Amendola out of Thursday’s preseason game against the Detroit Lions, and that gave the rookie receivers more snaps in the tune-up game. According to ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss, Amendola’s injury is either an ankle or foot injury and that Amendola did not travel with the team to Detroit.

Although Danny Amendola has quite the reputation in this league as an injury-prone player, there should be no concerns with this injury. It doesn’t seem to be anything resembling a long-term issues and is a minor injury. Amendola’s absence led to more playing time for Julian Edelman, who caught all three passes thrown at him for 18 yards. Edelman can back up Amendola in the slot, but I am always bothered when Edelman always runs routes close to the line of scrimmage; he’s capable of more than that.

One of the reasons why I really wanted the Pats to hold Amendola out of the game was a belief that Josh Boyce would get a lot of those snaps. We haven’t seen much of him this preseason, and we barely saw him play with the first-team on Thursday. I like Boyce, but it looks like he might not make much of an impact early on.

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  • chevss454 Will S.

    We should have kept Ashford from this pov except we don’t know how smart he was at grasping the playbook. Harrison is the guy I want to see on the field at some point. NFL comp is Brandon Marshall but Harrison is stronger and faster. PUP, IR or Designated to Return IR are all possibilities for him.

    • Joe Soriano

      I don’t think Harrison is good enough to use the “designated to return” tag on, and I think we’ll see him on the IR. I think he should clear waivers, because, despite his talent, he has some character issues and was cut by two teams this offseason. But Harrison is a really good project player with his size and athleticism. With some time on the practice squad, Harrison could be a good weapon. I wasn’t a big fan of Perez Ashford, and he seemed invisible in training camp reports. To me, Quentin Sims always looked like the better, more intriguing wideout. I admittedly don’t know much about Ashford, so I’ll definitely trust you if there is something you see in him.

  • Shojib Ashrafi Na Ashrafi

    I totally agree about pull ups- they’re a waste of time, EXCEPT when you’re out and
    about. A two year old who is potty training should have a more prepared parent. It isn’t
    the store’s fault for telling them no. This is what diaper bags and extra underpants and
    pants are for. I mean really, you are always chancing an accident with a potty-training
    child. Let her pay the ticket and learn her lesson.