The 28-year-old Amendola, who sustained a concussion in October, is battling a groin injury.
Undrafted out of Texas Tech University in 2008, the 5-foot-11, 188 pound Amendola has missed 25 games due to various wounds since 2011.
Amendola inked a five-year contract worth $31 million with New England on March 13 to replace the dynamic Wes Welker.
An elusive player with very good hands and vision, the former Red Raider has recorded 37 catches for 412 yards and one score over eight games.
Comparatively, the 32-year-old Welker has 68 receptions for 717 yards and nine touchdowns to date.
Because Tom Brady can successfully throw a pigskin to an alligator, New England features the league’s sixth premier attack.
Hence, despite swapping a standout weapon for a human chandelier, the Patriots are 9-3 and destined to again capture the AFC East crown.
Injuries are commonplace in a collision sport that’s predicated off of violence.
So, it’s somewhat unfair to criticize Amendola for being delicate.
Nevertheless, in a bottom line business, Danny Amendola has 31 million reasons to slice Cleveland’s secondary this weekend at Gillette Stadium.by