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Danny Amendola | Wide Receiver

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (28) / 11/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
College: Texas Tech
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Danny Amendola hauled in both of his targets for 13 yards in the Patriots' third preseason game.
Amendola earned the start on Friday night and saw snaps in three-wide sets. With Rob Gronkowski healthy, Amendola may struggle to find targets in the Patriots' suddenly stocked pass catching corps. Amendola now has three catches for 22 yards this preseason. Aug 23 - 12:21 AM

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Danny Amendola only played in three- and four-wide sets during Friday night's preseason game against the Eagles.

Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins were the exclusive wideouts in the Patriots' two-wide base. Therefore, Amendola only ended up playing on 12 of Tom Brady's 23 snaps Friday night, catching one pass for nine yards on two targets. Amendola is not going to pass up Edelman for primary slot duties, capping his upside in the WR3/4 range.
Aug 16 - 1:39 PM

Danny Amendola was especially impressive during Tuesday's joint practice with the Redskins.

Even with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Dobson sidelined, Tom Brady has been carving up the Redskins' secondary all week. It's not overly surprising that Amendola is playing well, but it is very notable that he's at 100 percent health. If he can find a way to sustain that through a good chunk of the regular season, he'll return value and then some at his current 10th-round ADP.
Aug 6 - 9:19 AM

Danny Amendola said his "learning curve" is much less as he enters his second season in New England.

"I feel very comfortable right now," Amendola said about learning the offense. Far more importantly, the slot man is healthy after a severe groin injury helped turn him into a free agent bust for the Patriots last season. Amendola will be behind Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski for targets this year, but his fantasy price-tag has dropped to the 10th round or later. He's still just 28 years old and the Patriots won't want Edelman catching 105 passes again.
Aug 1 - 9:41 AM

Reporting from OTAs, ESPN Boston says Danny Amendola "once again looks like the player who caught the eye in these practices last year."

Amendola was an offseason star a year ago, but a serious Week 1 groin injury and downright poor on-field performance turned him into a bust. He's completely healthy now, penciled into three-wide sets and is still just 28 years old, so there's room for renewed optimism. If Amendola can somehow sustain health this year, he'll be well worth a late-round value pick. The Patriots don't want Julian Edelman catching 105 passes again.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jun 9 - 8:26 AM

The Boston Glove expects the Patriots to move on from Danny Amendola after this season if he "doesn't produce big numbers."

The Globe considers "big numbers" 80 catches, 800-plus yards and a clean bill of health. Amendola didn't look like a guy capable of any of those things last year, but he had reasonable excuses in a severe groin injury and a lack of first-year chemistry in the Patriots' scheme. With the Patriots going to more three-wide sets this year and Rob Gronkowski's health status in doubt, there's at least a shred of hope for a bounce-back campaign. Amendola has no guaranteed money left in his contract after this season.
Jun 4 - 10:17 AM

The Patriots are expected to use more three-wide formations rather than "12" personnel this season.

Given the Patriots' roster, it's an easy decision. Rob Gronkowski is coming off an ACL tear, and only Michael Hoomanawanui/D.J. Williams sit behind him on the depth chart. But there's plenty of talent at wideout in Julian Edelman, Aaron Dobson and Danny Amendola. The Patriots are annually among the league leaders in shaping game plans around their strengths, not slamming square pegs into round holes. Amendola and Dobson will have tons of opportunity this season.
Source: ESPN Boston
May 22 - 9:31 AM

Danny Amendola did not need offseason surgery on his groin.

Amendola tore his adductor longus tendon in Week 1 last year, and it plagued him throughout his entire first season as a Patriot. He now says he's 100 percent and is participating fully in voluntary workouts. There will be plenty of bounce-back appeal in Amendola, especially if Rob Gronkowski (ACL) misses the first chunk of the season.
May 8 - 10:16 AM

$2 million of Danny Amendola's $3 million base salary became guaranteed Tuesday.

Beat reporter Ben Volin points out that Amendola's deal does contain offsets, but adds that he now "likely stays." It's no surprise given how thin the Patriots are at wideout -- especially now that free agent Julian Edelman is out testing the market. Amendola was a brutal disappointment during his first year in New England, but slogged through a debilitating groin injury. It's always about health here, but Amendola will be a huge bounce-back candidate as a potential target monster from Tom Brady in 2014.
Mar 12 - 9:51 AM

The Patriots are expected to make a decision on Danny Amendola's roster spot by Tuesday.

If Amendola is employed by New England on Wednesday, $2 million of his $3 million base salary becomes guaranteed. Longtime NFL writer Dan Pompei reported last week that Amendola's name had been floated in trade talks. If the Patriots can't deal him, there's a chance Amendola could be designated as a post-June 1 cut. The Patriots would take on a $1.2 million dead money hit.
Mar 9 - 10:29 AM

ESPN Boston says Danny Amendola "looked terrific in offseason camps, the preseason and the regular-season opener before significantly injuring his groin."

It's why we were surprised to read a report that Amendola's name has been floated in trade talks. The Patriots don't typically sell low on players, especially one year after prioritizing them over Wes Welker and Julian Edelman. Amendola's disappointing 54-633-2 line was almost certainly a result of his injury. If they cut or trade him, it would be a very quick 180 for Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels.
Source: ESPN Boston
Mar 3 - 9:27 AM

Bleacher Report's Dan Pompei says Danny Amendola's name has been "floated" in trade talks.

Amendola posted a disappointing 54-633-2 line in 12 regular season games in 2013 and was an absolute non-factor in New England's AFC Championship loss to Denver. This report comes on the heels of one from the Boston Globe saying Amendola is a candidate for a post-June 1 cut, which would save the Patriots $1.375 million against the 2014 cap. The Pats signed Amendola to a five-year, $28.5 million deal only last March, but his future in New England is in serious doubt.
Mar 1 - 11:36 AM

The Boston Globe insists Danny Amendola's roster spot could be in danger.

Amendola inked a five-year, $28.5 million deal with the Patriots last March. It included $10 million guaranteed. $2 million of Amendola's $3 million base salary for 2014 becomes guaranteed if he's on the Patriots' roster come 4 PM ET on March 11. Beat writer Ben Volin thinks New England could designate Amendola as a post-June 1 cut and use the money saved to re-sign Julian Edelman.
Jan 26 - 10:52 AM

Danny Amendola isn't expected to need offseason groin surgery.

Amendola tore his adductor longus tendon in the season opener, and it played a major role in his disappointing first season in New England. It's believed the injury can heal with rest, so that's the route Amendola and the Patriots will travel for now. Amendola signed a five-year deal last March.
Source: Mass Live
Jan 25 - 10:49 AM

ESPN Boston says Danny Amendola's groin injury played a major role in his disappointing season.

Amendola tore his adductor longus tendon while catching 10 passes for 104 yards in Week 1. In the 11 games he was active for after that, he averaged 4.0 catches for 48.0 yards and scored two touchdowns. "It's important to remember how much pain he played through. Year 2 -- provided he's healthier -- should be better," wrote Field Yates. The Pats clearly thought Amendola was capable of much more as they gave him a five-year, $28 million contract with $10 million guaranteed last offseason. It remains to be seen if he will get the coveted slot role back in 2014 as free agent Julian Edelman gets set to test the market.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jan 22 - 8:35 AM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
QB1Tom Brady
2Ryan Mallett
3Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Shane Vereen
2Stevan Ridley
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
5Roy Finch
GLB1Stevan Ridley
2Shane Vereen
3RB1Shane Vereen
2James White
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Josh Boyce
4Matt Slater
WR21Aaron Dobson
2Brandon LaFell
3Kenbrell Thompkins
4Jeremy Gallon
5Brian Tyms
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3Tim Wright
4Steve Maneri
K1Stephen Gostkowski