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07:07 AM ET 09.13 | On the upside, the Patriots are holding out hope for a Rob Gronkowski return rather soonish, but the update on Danny Amendola isn't so rosy. The Patriots' medical staff is still trying to figure out what is going on with Amendola's groin, according to [NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport], who adds that the receiver could be sidelined anywhere from two to six weeks. With Shane Vereen already out until Week 11, a long-term absence for Amendola is a severe blow to Tom Brady's aerial attack. The Patriots' nominal No. 1 receiver came up huge late in the game versus the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. While the 2012 game film shows Amendola to be Wes Welker's equal when healthy, the former simply hasn't been able to stay on the field. That same problem is now coming back to bite Bill Belichick.

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September 13, 2013  07:30 AM ET

Pats made a mistake letting Welker go.

September 13, 2013  07:32 AM ET

I wonder what Brady thinks about this?

September 13, 2013  07:51 AM ET

I see a chain of Italian themed restaurants named "80" in his future.

September 13, 2013  07:59 AM ET

At least this happened early enough so that he can get healthy, resume playing, and then have another injury before the end of the regular season.

September 13, 2013  08:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I see a chain of Italian themed restaurants named "80" in his future.

Barbeque, featuring Pulled Pork Groin.

September 13, 2013  08:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I wonder what Brady thinks about this?

You're more likely to hear what Giselle thinks about this.

As for the Dark Lord, he's already got his injury report for Amendola filled in for the rest of the season: Questionable.

September 13, 2013  08:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I see a chain of Italian themed restaurants named "80" in his future.

Other possible names:

Gimpy's
Questionable
I Know Giselle

September 13, 2013  08:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I see a chain of Italian themed restaurants named "80" in his future.

You can't spell "Italian Restaurant" without IR.

September 13, 2013  08:22 AM ET

And this comes as a surprise to who? Or Whom? Amendola has had a consistent history of injuries. Risky move by the Pats to begin with, and it's hurting them now.

September 13, 2013  08:28 AM ET

BB let his personal feelings get in the way on Welker. It wasn't about the money. And now who've they got, Julian Edelman????

September 13, 2013  08:38 AM ET

Hey Danny, put some 'Tussin on it.

September 13, 2013  09:15 AM ET

Welker is loving this, believe me. Pat's owed WW a ton more than they offered him.

Hoodie couldn't take a guy that wanted to be a little bit of a joker.

To see Kraft acting all high and mighty in the offseason when WW left was funny.

It's only a matter of weeks before Tompkins tries to knock off a 7-11.

September 13, 2013  09:21 AM ET

BB is learning you can't just plug anybody into his offensive system and expect success. Amendola can't stay healthy.

Randy Moss is sitting by the phone. LOL.

September 13, 2013  09:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

BB is learning you can't just plug anybody into his offensive system and expect success. Amendola can't stay healthy.Randy Moss is sitting by the phone. LOL.

So is Deion Branch.

September 13, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

BB is learning you can't just plug anybody into his offensive system and expect success. Amendola can't stay healthy.Randy Moss is sitting by the phone. LOL.

So is Brandon Lloyd. He has to be looking pretty good right now.

September 13, 2013  09:42 AM ET
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Pats made a mistake letting Welker go.

Not their choice. Welker wanted out a year ago. He took the same money Amendola got from the Pats from Denver. Was never about money, he wanted out. He had his reasons, he is a very happy man.

September 13, 2013  09:43 AM ET
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It's only a matter of weeks before Tompkins tries to knock off a 7-11.

No, Tompkins is a Patriot now, and he is learning the New England way of doing things.

There are already a string of Dunkin' Donuts holdups that are unsolved around Boston.

Classy guys don't stick up a 7-11 around here.

September 13, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Welker is loving this, believe me. Pat's owed WW a ton more than they offered him.Hoodie couldn't take a guy that wanted to be a little bit of a joker.To see Kraft acting all high and mighty in the offseason when WW left was funny. It's only a matter of weeks before Tompkins tries to knock off a 7-11.

Tompkins will never get a chance. Tim's going to Game of Thrones on those bozos at the next WR meeting and do the Red Wedding scene on them.

 
September 13, 2013  09:51 AM ET
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BB let his personal feelings get in the way on Welker. It wasn't about the money. And now who've they got, Julian Edelman????

It would have cost the Patriots $11.4 million to tag Welker again. Not sure they had that kind of cap space laying around without cutting or letting others go. for reasons known only to
Welker, he wanted out.

The Pats mistake in my opinion was not tendering an offer to Cruz. Not sure the Giants could have or would have matched it. Yes, it would have cost them a first round pick, but they would have received a first round talent in return. too late now.

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