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After being held out of team practices last week and not playing in the team’s 40-9 loss to the Detroit Lions on Thursday, New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola was back at practice Monday.
Suffering the injury during New England’s 25-21 preseason win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on August 16, the injury (which is still unknown) was never considered serious enough for him to miss the season opener on September 8 against the Buffalo Bills.
While reporters were present at practice, Amendola looked to be participating fully with no restrictions.
"I felt good today," he said after practice. "Everybody was flying around, everybody looked good. Coming off a couple days off, we were ready to get back at it. So it was a good day."
He was not concerned about missing practices last week saying, “I'm not concerned. We've had a lot of good reps this camp so far and we're going to continue to work and continue to get better."
This is good news for the Patriots, who were stuck in an offensive rut last week as the Detroit defense dominated. In his limited action against the Buccaneers, Amendola caught six passes for 71 yards and a touchdown. He looked to be in-sync with Tom Brady and had solid hands as he only dropped one pass. Having him back into the offensive mix will be key as Brady continues to adjust to his new receiving core.