Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola say they'll play Sunday vs. Texans


Rob Gronkowski, Danny Amendola say they'll play Sunday vs. Texans

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. 

LeGarrette Blount signs with Lions

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LeGarrette Blount signs with Lions

Former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has signed with the Lions on a one-year deal worth $4.5 million, Ian Rapaport of NFL Network reports.

Blount gained 766 yards and scored two touchdowns on 173 carries last season with the Super Bowl champion Eagles. The 31-year-old should provide a big help to a backfield that ranked dead last in the NFL in 2017.


Patriots sign OT Matt Tobin

Patriots sign OT Matt Tobin

The Patriots have followed up signings of defensive end Adrian Clayborn and running back Jeremy Hill by shoring up their offensive line.

New England reportedly has signed OT Matt Tobin to a one-year contract

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