PatsFans.com Menu
PatsFans.com - The Hub For New England Patriots Fans
Search

New England Patriots > Patriots Blog

Report: Danny Amendola Signing With the Dolphins

Steve Balestrieri
Steve Balestrieri on Twitter
5 years ago at 3:27 pm ET
Posted Under: Patriots Commentary

Report: Danny Amendola Signing With the DolphinsGreg M. Cooper - USA TODAY Sports

The first of the big Patriots free agent domino’s has fallen, and it didn’t go the way anyone in New England wanted it to go. There are multiple reports but first detailed by Dan Hellie that the Miami Dolphins are signing Patriots free agent wide receiver Danny Amendola.

Terms of the deal are not yet available.

It was a devastating development for the Patriots, of the three big team free agents, Nate Solder, Dion Lewis and Amendola, it was he that was the most expected back in 2018. The man who has taken more than one pay cut to remain with the Patriots is now on his way to South Beach.

He was clutch for the Patriots, especially in the playoffs and will have saved his best for last. The three-game stretch of the playoffs was the best of his career. He caught for 26 passes for 348 yards during the Super Bowl run after catching 61 passes during the regular season.

Danny Amendola was one of the most clutch Patriots in the playoffs. (SBalestrieri photo)

Tom Brady loses not only one of his most clutch receivers in the past five years, but one of his closest friends. The Patriots lose much more. He was their primary punt returner, the emergency insurance policy with Julian Edelman down and possessed the best hands on the team.

At age 32, this was his last, best chance to cash in and his market will never be any higher. Needless to say, neither of the last two Super Bowl wins happen without the clutch play that Amendola produced for the Patriots.

Miami needs a slot receiver, having just traded Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns. Ryan Tannehill just got an early free agency gift.


Posted Under: Patriots Commentary
Tags: 2018 Patriots Free Agency 2018 Patriots offseason Bill Belichick Danny Amendola Jarvis Landry Julian Edelman Miami Dolphins New England Patriots NFL Ryan Tannehill Tom Brady

  • Subscribe For Patriots Content Delivered by 6:30am Each Day


  • Comments are closed.

  • More News Headlines:

    Five Thoughts on the Patriots’ Loss Against the Bills

    Five Thoughts on the Patriots’ Loss Against the Bills

    By: Ian Logue
    Thursday night's New England Patriots loss against the Bills started off with a miscue and then a little bit of hope, but everything essentially went…
    1 day ago
    Observations from Week 13 Patriots 24-7 loss to Bills

    Observations from Week 13 Patriots 24-7 loss to Bills

    By: Mark Morse
    It was a bad look on Thursday night.  The Patriots embarrassed themselves in the 24-10 loss to the Buffalo Bills.  The frustration is starting to…
    1 day ago
    Friday Breakdown: Observations, Thoughts On Bills Blowout Win Over The Patriots 

    Friday Breakdown: Observations, Thoughts On Bills Blowout Win Over The Patriots 

    By: Steve Balestrieri
    But rather than calling two plays during the timeout, they called their third and final timeout. That’s Football 101 stuff
    1 day ago
    After Loss to Bills, Patriots Still Have Some Work To Do

    After Loss to Bills, Patriots Still Have Some Work To Do

    By: Bob George
    If the fact that the Patriots actually forced the Buffalo Bills into three punts is the only real positive of the game, you more or…
    2 days ago
    Patriots Reveal Customized Cleats For ‘My Cause, My Cleats’

    Patriots Reveal Customized Cleats For ‘My Cause, My Cleats’

    By: Robert Alvarez
    The Patriots show off their customized cleats for the NFL's annual "My Cause, My Cleats" campaign over Instagram.
    3 days ago

  • Search For Links: - CLOSE
    For searches with multiple players
    add commas (Ex: "Bill Belichick, Devin McCourty")