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.
Wednesday's practice participation/injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Falcons game:
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion/ankle)
LB Harvey Langi (back)
LB Elandon Roberts (ankle)
CB Eric Rowe (groin)
RB Rex Burkhead (ribs)
WR Chris Hogan (ribs)
G Shaq Mason (shoulder)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
K Matt Bryant (back)
OLB Vic Beasley Jr. (hamstring)
LB Jermaine Grace (hamstring)
LB Deion Jones (quadricep)
DE Takk McKinley (shoulder)
LB Duke Riley (knee)
WR Mohamed Sanu (hamstring)
DL Courtney Upshaw (ankle/knee)
Days after Patriots linebacker Harvey Langi and his wife, Cassidy, were injured in car accident, she posted a video on Instagram of their tearful reunion in the hospital.
An SUV slammed into the Langis' car as they waited at a red light Friday night near their apartment in Foxboro, about six miles from Gillette Stadium.
Cassidy Langi sustained broken ribs and fractures to both hips. The injuries to Harvey Langi, an undrafted rookie free agent from BYU who made the team out of training camp, are considered less serious. Both had to be freed from the car with the jaws of life.