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News Blitz 8/6: Danny Amendola impressing during joint practices

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Ben Volin](http://www.bostonglobe.com/sports/2014/08/05/patriots-practice-report/tctd1v5uKN4uKXSCDqLFaO/story.html) of the Boston Globe notes that Patriots WR Danny Amendola stood out during Tuesday's joint practice with the Washington Redskins.

"Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman, and Brandon LaFell: The Patriots top three receivers were phenomenal," writes Volin. "I didn't see any drops and each scored at least one touchdown. Amendola especially was impressive, with five catches and two touchdowns in team drills." READ MORE>>

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Marc Sessler](http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000374602/article/tom-brady-brandon-lafell-not-one-of-little-pygmies) of NFL.com writes that Patriots WR Brandon LaFell is getting a lot of reps in practice with the absence of Aaron Dobson (foot).

"As a result, LaFell saw plenty of action in the first two days of this week's joint practices with the Redskins, catching nine of 12 targets, per the Boston Herald," adds Sessler. "Brady, though, continued to lean on Amendola and Edelman, with the latter dazzling onlookers by pulling down 16 of a team-leading 18 targets against Washington." READ MORE>>

Doug Farrar of Sports Illustrated puts Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich and safety Devin McCourty on his "All-Underrated Defense" squad.

"McCourty is another converted cornerback who saw his first full season as a free safety and played extremely well at that position," writes Farrar. "The Patriots are talking with McCourty about a long-term extension, and he's earned a rich one." READ MORE>>

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports writes that Patriots CB Darrelle Revis looks revitalized in Patriots-Redskins practice.

"Revis is super motivated, not only to show the Buccaneers that they were crazy to release him, but also to be back in a winning environment for the first time in a while," adds La Canfora. "He gets two cracks at the Jets, the first team to move on from him, and the Patriots have absolutely loved what they've seen so far." READ MORE>>

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