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September 12. 2013 10:06PM

Patriots receiver Amendola could be out for a while

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Adding a layer of impressiveness to what he did to help the Patriots win in Week 1, but leaving them quite thin at the receiver position in Week 2, Danny Amendola missed Thursday's game against the Jets due to the groin injury that has bothered him since training camp and flared up in the second quarter of last Sunday's win at Buffalo.

The injury caused Amendola to leave the field just before halftime of that game, though he returned to catch seven balls in the second half, a couple of which converted third downs on New England's decisive drive. However, once the adrenaline wore off and the ailment stiffened, it became too prohibitive for him to give it a go in the Pats' home opener. That left Julian Edelman, Matt Slater and three rookies for Tom Brady to target.

Meanwhile, the NFL Network is reporting Amendola could miss between two and six weeks.

Joining Amendola on the Patriots' inactive list was Rob Gronkowski, who remained sidelined as he continues his recovery from back and forearm surgeries. Compounding his absence at tight end was that of Zach Sudfeld, who strained his hamstring against the Bills and sat the fourth quarter of that game. With neither he nor Gronkowski, the Pats played Thursday night with only tight ends active: Michael Hoomanawanui and Matthew Mulligan — who they released last week, then re-signed Tuesday.

Running back Brandon Bolden was scratched with a knee injury for the second straight contest, so Leon Washington was active after reentering the fold this week. Offensive lineman Will Svitek, linebacker Steve Beauharnais and defensive lineman Chris Jones were the others inactive for New England.

Quarterback Mark Sanchez — who has an injury to his right throwing shoulder, but was on the field throwing 25-yard spirals with his left hand before the game — headlined the Jets' inactive list.



Also included were receiver Jeremy Kerley, linebacker Quintin Coples, offensive linemen Will Campbell, Ben Ijalana and Oday Aboushi, as well as third-string QB Brady Quinn.


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