Danny Amendola: 'I felt good today'

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Danny Amendola has been a quick study in both the Patriots’ offense and the team’s media relations policy.

The fifth-year receiver was held out of practices last week and didn’t travel to Detroit for the team’s 40-9 loss to the Lions last Thursday. Details on his injury have been scarce and on Monday, Amendola wasn’t about to provide them.

This, of course, is the Patriots way.

“I’m glad to be back, and we had a good day today,” Amendola said smiling when asked what had held him out. “I’m really looking forward to tomorrow.”

Amendola played 12 snaps in the preseason opener against the Eagles, and then was on for 19 against the Buccaneers. All came with quarterback Tom Brady on the field.

To Amendola, the missed time last week is nothing that can’t be overcome.

“I’m not concerned,” he said. “We’ve had a lot of good reps this camp so far and we’re going to continue to work and continue to get better.”

Amendola felt his return to the practice field went smoothly.

“I felt good today. Everybody was flying around, everybody looked good. Coming off a couple days off, we were ready to get back at it, so it was a good day,” he said.