Patriots vs. Falcons: Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola Reportedly Will Play
Tom Brady should be feeling pretty good about himself right now. His New England Patriots are 3-0 and he’s been able to lead his team to the last two wins with virtually nobody to throw to in the passing game outside of lesser-experienced targets.
According to the Boston Globe, the Patriots will be getting a huge boost Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons.
“[Rob] Gronkowski, who has been rehabilitating after undergoing back and forearm surgeries, is expected to play, as is Danny Amendola, who was been hampered with a groin injury. Both were listed on the final injury report of the week as questionable, which signifies a 50-50 chance to play,” the Globe’s Ben Volin reported Friday.
Not to say that Kenbrell Thompkins and Julian Edelman haven’t been sufficient, but, well — okay, they haven’t been as good as Gronkowski and Amendola, what’d you expect?
Brady and company face a huge test Sunday as they prepare for a 2-1 Falcons team that many picked to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl this year. While Amendola and Gronkowski will likely have a limited role in the game, their presence will demand respect from the defense nonetheless.
If Amendola and Gronkowski can stay healthy — and that is one monstrous if – the Patriots’ offense could regain their greatness of being one of the top units in the league. Of course, any offense with Brady at the helm has a shot to do just that.
We’ll be monitoring the status of these two guys closely over the next day leading up to game day. Check back with us and make sure to follow us on Twitter at @RantSports to get the latest updates on situations such as this.
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