New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski watches drills during training camp at the practice fields of Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola listed doubtful

The New England Patriots will definitely be without Shane Vereen until Week 11, and it would be a shock to see either Rob Gronkowski or Danny Amendola playing tonight against the New York Jets. Both players have been listed doubtful by the team, and that’s enough to make me believe almost fully that both players won’t be playing. If either of them plays, then I will be incredibly surprised, because when the Patriots list a key player doubtful, then they are almost never ready to play.

Rob Gronkowski will likely make his return next week after a long week of rest, but it was never in the cards for him to play in Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. Therefore, it is also incredibly unlikely for him to play in a short week game against the Jets. His presence will be needed soon due to all the injuries, and I think we’ll see him play in Week 3.

Danny Amendola could miss more games than just tonight’s, and he’s even further away than Gronkowski at this point after aggravating his groin injury on Sunday. Amendola is a tough player, but this is a bad injury that will need at least this week as recovery time. Expect Amendola to come back against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or Atlanta Falcons, and his chances of playing are basically at zero.

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  • Paul V. Suffriti

    …..hard to believe that Vegas has the Pats a 12.5 point favorite with all the injuries on offense to key players. The Pats defense will have to come up big for the Pats to win against the Jets. Looks more like a 4 to 6 point game. 24-20 Pats.

    • Joe Soriano

      Yeah, my sentiments exactly, and I would bet against the Vegas odds if I were a betting man.

  • TheKnoxScore

    Never forget that the house always wins so when Vegas sets the number that high there is a reason for it. Public and sharps are driving the spread higher which tells me something is up.

    If the Jets turn it over and fall behind by 10-14 points early then Smith will see confusing alignments such as Split D Fronts and may be apt to overcompensate for the deficit.

    I wouldn’t touch the line with a ten foot pole personally but I’d hit the under