FOXBORO, Mass. – Miami Dolphins wide receiver Danny Amendola is doing everything he can to prove he can compete against his former team, the New England Patriots, on Sunday. That even means not listening to his head coach Adam Gases.
Amendola missed the game last week with a knee injury. He returned to the field on Wednesday.
"It was good to bring him out on training (Wednesday). He was able to do some of the things he did, "said Gases. "We'll see how the week goes. I'm pretty sure you know what he's already saying. I'm just trying to make sure that we go through the week in the right way, not putting him in a worse position.
"But I would say for the first time that he is not very obedient to me. He wants to play in this game as bad as anyone else. I'm trying to show him a little bit of the ability to walk, but at the same time, you just have to make sure we get through the week in the right way. So we do not lose it for longer than we already have. "
Amendola has 48 catches for 469 yards with a touchdown this season, his first with the Dolphins. He has also returned two punches for 1
The 10-year veteran had 230 receptions for 2,383 yards with 12 touchdowns in five seasons with the Patriots. He added 57 catches for 709 yards with six touchdowns in 13 postseason games.
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