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News Blitz 5/17: Amendola's injuries

The Boston Herald kicks us off this morning with discouraging injury news about Danny Amendola. His availability for the start of the 2016 is unclear after offseason surgeries, the Herald tells us.

"Amendola underwent surgery to repair the left knee that gave him considerable trouble late last season. He also had a bone spur in his ankle removed, according to a source," the story indicates, before going on to explain how his recovery timetable is uncertain.

In The Providence Journal, there's a story focusing on the performance of New England's interior offensive line.

"Obviously, the guard position has become a position of need," the writer proclaims.

"By adding [veteran Jonathan] Cooper and then using a third-round pick on [Joe] Thuney, it's clear that the Patriots might not be overly thrilled with the development of last year's rookies [Shaq Mason and Tre' Jackson]."

In related news, New England's new/old O-line coach, Dante Scarnecchia, is the subject of a revealing CSNNE.com feature.

We'll leave you once again with your daily Gronk fix.

GQ's cover story on Rob Gronkowski, the Patriots' All-World tight end, is out. It's a lengthy read, but worth it… if for no other reason than the pictures.

Enjoy!

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