Field Yates of ESPN Boston reported that Amendola was practicing with the team Monday following a one-week absence with an unspecified issue. According to Yates, Amendola was "seemingly a full go."
Amendola's return to practice is a very good sign the receiver will be ready for Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. The wide receiver's availability was never really in doubt, though Amendola's past durability issues, coupled with the Patriots' tight-lipped approach, created some sense of uncertainty.
Amendola wasn't the only positive health update for the Patriots on Monday. Yates reported that tight end Rob Gronkowski worked "extensively" with an assistant strength coach off to the side. Gronkowski -- recovering from surgeries on his back and forearm -- caught passes and took part in agility drills.
Gronkowski is not expected to be ready for the start of the regular season, though a return at some point in September remains possible.The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.