The injury bug has been a menace so far in early 2013 for the New England Patriots. This week we can add starting running back Stevan Ridley to the list of players who will miss a game this season due to injury. The 5 back backfield of Ridley, Vereen, Washington, Blount, and Bolden is now down to the latter two. Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola are very likely out once again this week, and this week is the first week the Patriots have had to prepare with out Vince Wilfork.
Let’s hope this rash of injuries ceases and the silver lining is that we are stronger towards the end of the season as those who are not on IR make full recoveries. In the mean time, the Patriots must face a tough Cincinnati Bengals team this week that is coming off a loss. It’ll be a challenge for the Patriots to remain focused, productive, and execute a sound game plan with a depleted roster. Or at least that is what Las Vegas believes as they Patriots are a 1 point underdog as of yesterday (Friday).
I believe the Patriots will find a way to score close to 30 points, and thus go to 5 – 0.
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Patriots Sign Wide Receiver Austin Collie
NFL.com by Marc Sessler
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that Austin Collie signed a contract with the team, according to a source informed of the move. The Patriots later confirmed the deal. Terms of the contract were not announced.
Patriots TE Zach Sudfeld Released!
MusketFire.com by Celia Westbrook
The New England Patriots tight end Zach Sudfeld was released Thursday afternoon in a series of a roster moves. Earlier in the day, the Patriots signed concussion-prone wide receiver Austin Collie to add some depth at the wide receiver position. The team has also placed Vince Wilfork on injured reserved.
Danny Amendola May Be Ready To Return
Boston Herald by Jeff Howe
There is optimism that wide receiver Danny Amendola could return after missing three games with a torn groin, a source told the Herald. However, tight end Rob Gronkowski still wasn’t a sure bet to return, according to the source.
Jets Claim Sudfeld Off Waiver Wire
sbnation.com by Brandon Worley
The New York Jets have claimed rookie tight end Zach Sudfeld off of waivers from the New England Patriots, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports and confirmed by the National Football Post’s Aaron Wilson.
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