FOXBORO — Good news for the Patriots: Tom Brady looks like he may have some of his preferred targets available on Sunday against the Texans.
Danny Amendola, who suffered a concussion in the opener, said he is “good to go” for Sunday’s game against the Texans. And tight end Rob Gronkowski said the same of himself.
“I feel really good. I had a strong week,” said Amendola, who couldn’t practice in Week 2 and missed Sunday’s game against the Saints. He returned to practice this week on a limited basis, as he is still listed with a concussion and knee injury, but he said he’ll be cleared for Sunday.
“It was rough sitting out last week, watching the guys get out there. They played really well. I was excited to get back out there this week, get back to work, and we’ve got a good team coming in here with the Texans.”
Gronkowski, who left Sunday’s win in New Orleans with a groin injury, quickly ended any confusion about his playing status with a clear answer.
“Am I good to go? Yeah, I’m good to go,” Gronkowski said. “I’m ready.”
Amendola was also asked if he has any concerns about CTE.
“Obviously, it’s in the back of my mind, but I’m committed,” Amendola said. “I’m prepared. I know what I signed up for. I’m excited about the game this weekend.”
Gronk’s status was in question after he was listed as a limited participant at practice this week. The tight end had previously stated the groin injury was “nothing serious” when asked about it Monday, and that held up after a positive week of practice.
“I just love playing out there when the game time hits,” he said. “But the situation was what it was and I mean, just ready to go now.”