Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola was absent from practice for the second consecutive day on Tuesday.
A source indicated to ESPNBoston.com that the absence isn't cause for major concern. More specifically, Amendola is dealing with a minor injury issue that is not head-related. The nature of the injury beyond that is unknown.
After missing practice for both of the team's preparation days before their third preseason game against the Lions on Thursday night, the likelihood that Amendola will play in Detroit has decreased.
It seems as if Amendola will be fine, but if he doesn't play Thursday night, it's a good opportunity to get a look at a trio of rookie receivers - Kenbrell Thompkins, Josh Boyce and Aaron Dobson - as well as veteran Julian Edelman. Thompkins and Dobson, specifically, are starting to gain some fantasy momentum.