Danny Amendola retires

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Danny Amendola had a chance to continue his career, but despite multiple teams calling, the receiver is instead calling it a career.

“It was better than I could have ever imagined,” Amendola told Adam Schefter of ESPN about his career.

Amendola is ready to pursue other interests, including having initial talks with broadcasting networks, per Schefter.

Amendola, 36, entered the league as an undrafted free agent in 2008 by signing with the Cowboys. He spent his rookie season on the team’s practice squad and spent the start of 2009 on the Eagles’ practice squad before the Rams signed him to their active roster on Sept. 22, 2009.

His career took off after that.

Amendola played four seasons with the Rams, five with the Patriots, one with the Dolphins, two with the Lions and spent last season with the Texans. He played 163 games with 76 starts and totaled 617 receptions for 6,212 yards and 24 touchdowns.

He won Super Bowl rings with the Patriots in 2014 and ’16.

18 responses to “Danny Amendola retires

  1. He’ll still score three times against Miami somehow this year…

  2. I didn’t realize he bounced around quite that much. I only remembered his time with the Rams and Patriots when he seemed unstoppable!

  3. Dude went from looking like a bust in NE to delivering some of the clutchest plays in their SB runs.

  4. Even managed to be a productive receiver on a Jeff Fisher offense, which is really saying something.

  5. BB was mocked by all the boston media experts for aquiring him. he’ll always be part of the greatest sports dynasty.

  6. Playoff Danny! Clutch when it mattered most. One of my favorite Patriots

  7. Great player! but I have a bad feeling cte will sitting in soon. The dude took some vicious hits.

  8. Clutch receiver. Was not afraid to get hit. Picked up 1st downs. Kept the chains moving. 57 playoff receptions. Really what more can you say? He got the job done.

  9. I didn’t pay much attention to him with the Rams, but boy do I remember my reaction when NE signed him as a FA for 5 years, I was furious. Two years before he had only played 1 game because of an injury and in 2012 he missed 5 more games.
    So I was convinced the Pats blew a lot of money on a Guy who would often be injured and not perform when he was healthy.
    Boy, did Amendola and the Pats prove me wrong!
    He became one of my favorite receivers.

  10. Came in ostensibly as a replacement for Welker in ’13, and eventually turned into a two-headed, small WR beast with Edelman. Those were some quality years to be a Pats fan.

  11. I’m nervous about having Gronk, Edelman, and Amendola all retired at the same time. Could be way too much fiesta.

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