BOSTON (CBS) – The New England Patriots‘ practice participation report on Thursday was the same as Wednesday’s, with both Danny Amendola and Rob Gronkowski limited in their participation.
Amendola was once again limited with a groin injury while Gronkowski is slowed by his lingering back and forearm issues.
But whereas Gronkowski isn’t expected to play in Sunday’s season-opener in Buffalo, Amendola expects to suit up.
“I’m sick of talking about it, I just want to go play, to be honest with you,” the receiver said on Wednesday. “I’m excited about getting out there. I’m just ready to go.”
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Running back Brandon Bolden (knee), receiver Aaron Dobson (hamstring), defensive back Nate Ebner (ankle), and rookie defensive back Duron Harmon (hamstring) were also limited again on Thursday.
Offensive lineman Will Svitek was the only Patriot sidelined in Thursday’s session, missing his second straight practice with a knee injury.
For Buffalo, corner Stephen Gilmore (wrist), kicker Dustin Hopkins (groin), and center Doug Legursky (knee) were all out of Thursday’s practice. Safety Jairus Bird — who is reportedly trying to work a trade out of Buffalo — was limited with a foot injury.
Quarterback EJ Manual, who was tabbed as Buffalo’s starter earlier this week, was a full participant again on Thursday.