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Two more Dolphins offensive starters banged up — in the game’s first quarter

Danny Amendola on how he’s moving forward after the Dolphins’ loss to the New England Patriots

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Danny Amendola explains how he plans to move forward after his team was defeated by the New England Patriots on Sunday. Amendola spoke to the media at the team’s training facility in Davie on Monday, October 1, 2018.
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Miami Dolphins wide receiver Danny Amendola explains how he plans to move forward after his team was defeated by the New England Patriots on Sunday. Amendola spoke to the media at the team’s training facility in Davie on Monday, October 1, 2018.

Dolphins wide receiver Danny Amendola and center Travis Swanson got hurt on the same drive, adding to an avalanche of injuries that has buried the organization.

Amendola injured his right knee while blocking for Kenyan Drake on a third-down run. He got rolled up on from behind, and stayed down until medical staff arrived.

Even Adam Gase came across the field to check in on him.

Amendola walked off under his own power, then underwent further evaluation in the blue medical tent. After testing out the knee on the sideline, he returned to the game.

While Amendola out, new receiver Brice Butler played a larger role.

Meanwhile, Swanson twisted his ankle on the same drive, forcing the Dolphins to turn to Jake Brendel, their third-string center. Brendel shifted over from left guard, and Ted Larsen took over at Brendel’s spot. The Dolphins have been without Daniel Kilgore for weeks; he was put on IR early in the season.

Amendola was basically the last healthy Dolphins receiver. Jakeem Grant and Albert Wilson are both out for the season, and Kenny Stills (groin) and DeVante Parker (shoulder) have both played through pain.

The Dolphins listed Swanson as questionable to return.

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