FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola didn’t need to say much at Gillette Stadium Friday. As long as they said the three magic words, Pats fans would be content.
“Good to go,” Amendola, who missed last week’s win over the Saints with a concussion and knee injury, said at his locker.
Amendola’s confirmation that he’d play came shortly after Rob Gronkowski, who left the Saints game with a groin injury, said the same.
“Am I good to go? Yeah, I’m good to go,” he said. “I’m ready.”
The return of both players comes at a time when Tom Brady may be without another one of his weapons. Rex Burkhead, who has 67 total yards through two games and had a receiving touchdown in New Orleans, was once again absent from Friday’s practice with a rib injury.
Gronkowski will have his work cut out for him against the Texans. Through two games, Houston has allowed just four receptions to tight ends — second-fewest in the league behind only the Bengals — for 60 yards and no touchdowns.