FOXBORO — It appears Danny Amendola will play through a knee injury Sunday against the Chargers.
The 31-year-old receiver, who was in and out of practice this week after suffering the injury last week, said that he will play Sunday, the team’s last game before a Week 9 bye.
“Good to go,” Amendola said.
The Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe reported that Amendola’s injury, a hyperextended knee, was suffered on a punt return. It’s his fourth injury suffered on a punt return since late in the 2015 season, but Amendola said Friday he doesn’t believe he’s at any higher risk of injury on punt returns than he would be on any other player.
“It’s the same,” Amendola said. “It’s football … it’s a high-impact situation.”
Patriots first-round draft pick Sony Michel surprised both of his parents with new cars.
Michel told the NBC Sports Boston Camera Guys all about it, saying "It's my obligation to take care of my parents. That's always been my goal, to take care of everything they need from here on out."
Michel posted photos on Friday of his parents posing next to their new rides:
Jabar Gaffney, a former Patriots (2006-08) wide receiver, is suspected of vandalizing a car belonging to his former high school and college teammate Lito Shepard, an ex-Philadelphia Eagles cornerback.
Gaffney and Sheppard were teammates at the University of Florida and in high school, and according to details from the police report published by First Coast News, Sheppard said he and Gaffney, and Gaffney's longtime girlfriend, have had an ongoing feud that began in 2012.
Here's the account of the incident outside a Jacksonville Beach restaurant from the police report: "Gaffney retrieved some type of tool and a container from the suspect's vehicle, walked over to the passenger's side of the victim's vehicle near the gas tank, and pried it open. Gaffney then poured an unknown substance from the container into the gas tank...The unknown female walked around the vehicle and stabbed all of the tires with a sharp object."
The report said the suspects fled the scene in an unknown direction. Sheppard said his BMW sustained about $14,000 in damages.
No arrests have been made as of yet. Gaffney, 37, caught eight touchdown passes in 43 games (20 starts) in three seasons in New England.