Danny Amendola is an amazing player who spent the majority of his career with the New England Patriots. During the last off-season, he decided to leave the Patriots after spending four years with them. He went on to sign with the Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins were apparently not satisfied with Amendola’s performance this season which is why they decided to release him. In his one season spent in Miami, Amendola recorded 59 catches for 575 yards and just one touchdown.
As soon as news about Amendola’s release broke out, headlines started filling up with reports about a possible reunion between him and his former team. However, the newest reports from earlier today shared that Amendola reached an agreement with the Detroit Lions. There, he will be reunited with former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia who is now the coach of the Lions.
It took Amendola only a short while to agree to join the Lions on $4.5 million deal. That is a lot more money than the Patriots ever paid the33-year-old in salary in one year. Over the course of his last three years with the team, he earned a base salary of $1.25 million.
The Lions have quite a few amazing offensive players on their roster, so Amendola is expected to have a great time with them. Given that some of the players are a lot younger than he, he could also be a great leader in a locker room full of talented players who are still learning.
Since joining the NFL in 2008, Amendola has played for the Dallas Cowboys, Philadelphia Eagles, St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots, and the Miami Dolphins. He had his best season in 2010, with the Rams. During that season, he caught 85 passes for 689 yards and 3 TDs. However, he became famous after joining the Patriots and becoming ‘playoff Amendola’ – the clutchest player in the playoffs.