Sunday, December 8, 2013
FOXBOROUGH -- Wide receiver Danny Amendola is active for today's New England Patriots game against the Miami Dolphins.
That means Tom Brady will have his full complement of receivers for the first time this year, in New England's eighth game, as Rob Gronkowski is also active.
Amendola has been in-and-out of the Patriots lineup this year with injuries. He missed last week's game with a concussion.
However, cornerback Aqib Talib is again out of the lineup. He'll miss his second consecutive game with a hip injury suffered in the Oct. 13 win against the Saints.
Other inactives against the Dolphins include defensive lineman Tommy Kelly (knee), RB Leon Washington (ankle), wide receiver Josh Boyce, offensive lineman Chris Barker, linebacker Steve Beauharnais and defensive end Jake Bequette.
Mike Lowe has covered the New England Patriots since 1999 for the Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram and has had a nice view of their emergence as one of the NFL’s premier franchises.
He’s been at the paper since 1982 and has covered everything from a Little League World Series to the Summer Olympics. He is married to Tracie and they have three children and two grandchildren.
Follow Mike on Twitter @MikeLowePPH.