Found September 10, 2013 on NESN.com:
FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots did a nice job of avoiding catastrophic injuries during the summer, but some nagging ailments have created holes in the depth chart on offense. It’s unlikely Danny Amendola suits up on Thursday night when the Jets come to town due to a reaggravated groin injury. Zach Sudfeld may not be a go after tweaking his hamstring against the Bills and Shane Vereen is out after suffering a broken wrist. The Patriots have plenty of veteran bodies to cover Vereen’s snaps at running back, but Tom Brady will have to rely on his rookie wide receivers heavily in just their second career game if Amendola can’t go. After an excellent summer, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce showed some rookie jitters in their first real action. It’s to be expected out of first-year players, but those nerves were magnified since Brady didn’t have many other options to throw to. The All-Pro signal caller relied on Amendola, Vereen and Julian Edelman down the stretch. After receiving 14 target
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