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Danny Amendola Likely To Play Against Miami

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Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images.
Photo by Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images.

The New England Patriots are creeping closer and closer to full strength, and that’s a bad sign for the rest of the league. Danny Amendola has been practicing with the team, and he’s passed all the concussion tests given by the team’s medical staff in order to be cleared to return to game action.

"I've done pretty much everything they've asked me to do. I'm healthy and I'm ready to play," Amendola said.

In an important matchup with the division-rival Miami Dolphins, the Patriots would welcome Amendola’s presence in the lineup after a tough loss to the New York Jets.

"I've had one concussion in the NFL prior to this, it was a long time ago, so there is no aftermath of it," he said. "I don't feel any symptoms or anything. I feel really good."

It’s certainly a positive sign that Amendola has no lingering effects from the concussion, and the fact that he’s practiced multiple times this week shows that he’s trending in the right direction.

"I felt fine after the game,” said Amendola. “I had no symptoms. I felt normal. It's just one of those things, you might feel normal … I don't know, I'm not a doctor, so I just listen to them and go from there.

The final decision to play against the Miami Dolphins will come from coach Bill Belichick, and it’s hard to see him not giving Amendola the green light to play.

“The game is coming and I feel as good as I can,” Amendola said. “I'm not really worried about the past, just worried about the future and excited and looking forward to Sunday.”