Report: Danny Amendola to sign with Dolphins

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Danny Amendola said he didn’t want to leave New England, but it appears he will be.

Amendola is expected to sign with the Dolphins, Dan Hellie of NFL Network reports.

Although Amendola had taken pay cuts in the past to remain in New England, he apparently decided that the offer he was getting from Miami was enough to make it worth it for him to leave.

Last year Amendola had 61 catches for 659 yards in the regular season, and he was one of the Patriots’ best players in the postseason. This year he’ll face the Patriots twice.

80 responses to “Report: Danny Amendola to sign with Dolphins

  1. Good to hear – These guys have got to quit bowing down to Belichek and know their self worth.

  2. Sorry to see him go but every athlete needs to make as much money as possible as the window to do so is short and can slam shut at any moment. Great guy and a great player. Best of luck Danny!

  3. cabosan1978 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:33 pm
    Good to hear – These guys have got to quit bowing down to Belichek and know their self worth.

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    Well, if you play him too much, he’ll get hurt. His worth is a slot WR, spot player, punt returner, etc.

    If you just paid him like a starter, then you’ll probably regret it. He’s no spring chicken at this point.

    Admittedly, I am shocked he is signing with a division rival, as scummy and crappy as Miami is.

  4. ExitStrategy says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:34 pm
    Ugh. Hate to lose this guy, but I definitely understand. I wish him nothing but the best. Thanks ‘Dola for all you did for us here in NE!

    Agreed. Best of luck, except twice per year 😉 , in all your future endeavors! Shame to see him leave. Danny Playoffs was a great part of the team.

  5. ariani1985 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    this will not sit well with 2 yard Tom.

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    600 yds in the SB, means you’re mentally challenged thinking they all came off of an average of 2 yard passes.

  6. ariani1985 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    this will not sit well with 2 yard Tom.


    You mean the NFL leader in passing yards last season?

  7. mrkbuilders says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:32 pm
    Another miss by BB…should have gotten this one done. 3 yrs/10M total probably would have done it too.

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    3 years? The guy is 33 years old and one hit away from his career being over.

    I am assuming he just gouged Tannenboob,

  8. ariani1985 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    this will not sit well with 2 yard Tom
    cupcakes, anyone?

  9. mrbiggstuff says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm
    Can’t keep taking money from employees and expect that they’ll keep showing up to work for you.

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    Laughable. He owes his new contract to BB and the Pats for putting in successful situations.

    He was a bust/always hurt in Philly and STL before arriving in NE.

  10. We all love Amendola. My teenage daughter will be crushed to hear he is leaving the Patriots.

    But, he is 32 years old and has had a ton of injuries. This may be his last chance at a bigger salary. He is likely looking at retirement within 2 years.

  11. ariani1985 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:36 pm
    this will not sit well with 2 yard Tom.


    Give me a break. Brady was #5 in the NFL for yards per attempt last season – AT AGE 40!!!

    Don’t you have a rock to crawl back under?

  12. Honestly this hurts my feelings more then welker and branch leaving. Damn shame, I had a soft spot for Julian and Danny together. Other then Julian (off a bad acl) and Cooks idk who’s a better option at wr left on the roster. Brady’s trust is more important then talent in this offense. Bummer.

  13. Hes taken less money each of the last three years…When the Patriots optioned Britts deal his fate was sealed….Hope he got paid well…He deserves it………Good Luck Danny

  14. yikes – they should have found a way to keep him
    he’s earned the paycheque
    he’s earned our respect
    Miami’s got a good one, will make Tannehill better

  15. Will be interesting to see if he allowed to bring some BB mentality to us. As much as I like Tannehill I hope he has the patience as going from a HOF QB to RT might be tougher than he thinks.

  16. Braz says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:42 pm
    The Pats will be fine. They still play in the AFC Least.


    Just imagine if the Pats got to play in the cream-puff AFC North division?

  17. With Edelman coming back, Danny became more expendable. This must mean that Edelman’s rehab has exceeded expectations.
    I think Amendola was CASH MONEY in the clutch.

    Thank you Danny for all your great games w NE.
    Best of luck!

  18. He took lower money to play for a quality organization for a decent chunk of his career. But age is catching up and this is probably his last one. He needs to money grab even if his surroundings arent as good.

  19. This Dolphins fan is happy to have Amendola. I am sure it is not a break the bank Contract because they don’t even have that kind of money. Amendola is a hard worker and comes with a mental attitude that teamwork and discipline rewards in wins. He is a stop gap Slot guy. The Dolphins will use him all over the field. That was key to mismatches. Gase wants RBs out wide and Slot guys in motion, etc. The Pats run this with precision. Great pickup. Having 3 number 2’s can sometimes be better than a WR1. The Dolphins O was too predictable. Now all we need is a real TE… and a Guard and another Guard and…

  20. Love him, sad to see him leave, but with Edelman and Hogan and hopefully Mitchell all back I’d have to say I’d rather see the $$$ invested in the defense.

  21. Dolphins are going to sweep the Patriots this year. Patriots are going down the tubes. Everyone is leaving except old Tom Cheato.

  22. Danny No-More-Playoffs-Amendola will be enjoying laying out on the beach in January admiring his Patriots Superbowl rings.

    Meanwhile – Julian Edelman.

    Best of Luck to Danny, great guy and teammate, clutch player.

  23. Makes it easier to move on when you’ve already won a pair of Super Bowl rings.
    In a related item, brace yourselves for Nate Solder, Pats fans.

  24. Guy has been a stud and worked hard for everything he has earned. Taken pay cuts and helped Pats to a few SuperBowls. He’s getting up there in age and dealt with more than his share of injuries through his career. I don’t blame him for taking deal with most money and warm weather to boot. I wouldn’t give a discount at this stage either. Good on him – will miss him as a Patriot and glad we had him for a time but his role can be replaced.

  25. rc33 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:07 pm
    Makes it easier to move on when you’ve already won a pair of Super Bowl rings.
    In a related item, brace yourselves for Nate Solder, Pats fans.

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    No offense, but Nate Solder needs to brach himself for going to a crappier team if hge leaves, while being miserable.

    It’s just that simple. Amendola is in for a rude awakening with a clueless franvchise in Miami, no playoffs, etc.

    If BB so chooses a future LT in RD 1 can be had, with tutelage with Dante Scarnecchia, the best to ever do it.

  26. Brady led the league in passing last year. He was #3 in completions of 20+ yards in the air. He was #1 in completions of 40+ yards in the air.

    That for the cacophony of fools and idiots.

    As to Amendola, that’s a real shame. The guy is money in the playoffs. With Edelman out all year I don’t think the Pats would have made the SB without Danny’s clutch performances in the playoffs.

    Edelman better be well healed up we can’t afford him to have a slow start in the coming season.

  27. Hats off to Tom Brady, he even made Danny Amendola look like a winner.

  28. Don’t blame him spending the winter in Miami. Better than getting frost bite in New England.

  29. Big gamble especially if Edelman doesn’t return to form. But in Belichick we trust.

  30. Amendola is a decent but not great player. He was supposed to be the Welker replacement in New England but instead that ended up being Edelman. Plus he has a long history of injuries. I guess it is supposed to be a replacement of Landry, but Landry averaged 100 catches a year. No way Amendola will get anywhere near that.

  31. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    March 13, 2018 at 3:03 pm
    Dolphins are going to sweep the Patriots this year. Patriots are going down the tubes. Everyone is leaving except old Tom Cheato.
    The off season is always such a hoot!!

  32. There are basically 2 kinds of players – those who come in, make a ton of money and towards the end they want a ring to show for all those years so they come to a contending team.

    Type 2 – They want a ring so they come to a contending team. They get the ring and then they want to make a ton or 2 of money, so they leave that team and go somewhere else. Danny knows that he’ll never reach the heights he reached when # 12 was on the other end of the throw, but now he knows the end is coming and he wants the bux.

    Thanks, Danny, for those clutch catches – for being there when we needed you most.

  33. Fact – there are many wide receivers, tight ends and others who catch passes for a living who want to be on the receiving end of a pass thrown by that guy in New England – #12.

  34. The one thing I did not read was he will bring his Super Bowl experience to a very young team, and he won’t be a locker room cancer. Bill

  35. Danny Amendola did everything that was asked of him and he did it well. The hits may be getting worse. If (when) Lewis and Solder leave … and Gronk finally comes to a decision and decides to retire, none of us in New England will recognize the Patriots’ offense.

  36. 12 mil? I’ll bet he had no intention of leaving, but how can you turn that down?

    Danny is fantastic, but he’s a role player, and there’s moderate injury risk. I think the Dolphins are kind of nuts shelling out that much.

  37. He played great this past year and was off the charts in the playoffs and SB. He’s always played tough and catches everything when I’ve seen him play. Imo 12 mill for 2 years is not over paying for this guy.

  38. tylawspick6 says:
    March 13, 2018 at 2:35 pm
    Sort of surprised he would that, but clearly he wanted no tax. Thanks Danny, but you will clearly regret it.


    Yeah, clearly he only left because of taxes. Insightful analysis, Captain Denial.

  39. Dang. I’d much rather read that gronkowski left than Danny Amendola left. Sometimes I just hate Belichick.

  40. I wish we would’ve kept him, but he was a backup when Edelman was healthy. Next year we have Cooks, Edelman and Hogan as of now. And we are rumored to be interested in Jordy Nelson. Anxious to see how this all plays out.

  41. belichick was called a fool when he signed him and a fool when he let him walk. but before, during, and after, belichick wins. sorry to see him go but that’s the nfl and good for amendola.

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