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WR Danny Amendola eyeing return vs. Patriots

The Houston Texans will get another veteran target back on the field for rookie QB Davis Mills.

Danny Amendola returned to practice on Wednesday for the first time since being injured in Week 2 at Cleveland. The Texans also released WR Anthony Miller, who filled in at slot receiver against Carolina and Buffalo when Amendola was inactive.

"We're always looking to do the things we think are the best for our football team," Head Coach David Culley said. "We feel like with Danny coming back, we feel like he's going to be ready. It's the same position. With the way we are and the way we're structured offensively, there's only room for one of those guys in that position and we feel like that's the best thing moving forward that we needed to do."

Amendola, now in his 13th NFL season, signed with the team on Sept. 8, just four days before the season opener against Jacksonville. In his Texans debut, Amendola caught five passes for 34 yards and a touchdown in the win against the Jaguars.

His return on Sunday would be a chance for Amendola to face his former team, the New England Patriots, where he played five seasons (2013-2017) and won two Super Bowl championships in three appearances.

The Texans will face the New England Patriots at NRG Stadium in Week 5. Kickoff is set for Sunday at noon CT. Click here for tickets.

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