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Danny Amendola | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Texas Tech
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CSN New England's Tom E. Curran expects Danny Amendola to return next season.
Cutting Amendola would free up $3.5 million in cap space but he's coming off his best year with New England and the Pats don't have much depth behind him. Amendola's $5 million base salary for 2016 is twice as high as Julian Edelman's. Jan 31 - 10:30 AM

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Danny Amendola caught 5-of-8 targets for 39 yards in the Patriots' AFC Championship Game loss to the Broncos.

Amendola was largely invisible as the Broncos' pass rush destroyed the Patriots' offensive line. Now 30, Amendola is due $5.5 million between salary and bonuses in 2016. He was an important role player this season, catching 65 passes for a banged up receiver corps, but he's not worth that kind of money. If he's not asked to take a pay cut, it will be because the Pats have so few other options at wideout.
Jan 24 - 7:17 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Broncos.

Bill Belichick has always had a lot of fun listing players as questionable even when they're perfectly healthy. That seems to be the case here with Amendola. He's in no danger of missing Sunday's AFC title game.
Jan 22 - 2:41 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice.

Amendola was limited at practice all of last week and still played his usual amount of snaps against the Chiefs. He'll be New England's No. 3 receiving option behind Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski Sunday at Denver.
Jan 20 - 5:16 PM

Danny Amendola caught 2-of-3 targets for 18 yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Chiefs.

With Julian Edelman back from a seven-game absence and absorbing 16 targets, Amendola was an afterthought. He was lucky he didn't get ejected for a nasty cheap shot on special teams. Amendola won't be a recommended DFS play for the AFC Championship Game.
Jan 16 - 8:44 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Chiefs.

He was limited at practice this week but should get the green light for Saturday. Amendola finished second on the team with 65 catches during the regular season. His role will expand if Rob Gronkowski (knee, back) is inactive.
Jan 15 - 4:45 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

Amendola is fully expected to be ready for Saturday's game. With Rob Gronkowski (knee) ailing, Amendola could end up the No. 3 option in the passing game behind Julian Edelman and Brandon LaFell.
Jan 14 - 4:40 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

Despite the limited practice, Amendola's status isn't in doubt. With Julian Edelman returning, he won't be higher than the No. 3 option.
Jan 13 - 6:11 PM

Danny Amendola explained that his diminished Week 17 role was due to the Patriots' wanting to "establish the run."

By trying to establish the run with Steven Jackson, the Patriots played two-receiver sets with superior blockers Brandon LaFell and Keshawn Martin on the field at slot man Amendola's expense. Amendola only played on obvious passing downs. Amendola finished with 17 yards on four targets. Expect more passing when the Patriots meet their competitor in the Divisional Round.
Jan 4 - 3:06 PM

Danny Amendola caught 2-of-4 targets for 17 yards Week 17 against the Dolphins.

Amendola was questionable coming into the game with a knee injury, but he did not appear to be limited physically. He was limited by an offense which attempted just five passes in the first half and 21 passes total. The offensive philosophy should be dramatically different in the playoffs, and Amendola will have an extra week to heal up through the first-round bye. Julian Edelman should be back for the Divisional Round, but Amendola should still remain a factor in the offense.
Jan 3 - 4:53 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) is active for Week 17 against the Dolphins.

Amendola said he expected to play earlier in the week, but it his workload is questionable coming off a knee injury in a game the Pats should easily win. It is also important to note the Patriots already had seven players ruled out before the game, so Amendola could still spend most of the day on the sidelines despite the active tag. With Amendola active, it is tough to trust any New England wide receiver. The Patriots declared WR Julian Edelman, LB Dont'a Hightower, DE Chandler Jones, LT Sebastian Vollmer, CB Justin Coleman, LB Jonathan Freeny and DT Sealver Silga inactive for Week 17 against the Dolphins.
Jan 3 - 11:32 AM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss said Danny Amendola (knee, questionable) is on the field for warmups and looks like he will play.

Amendola said he expected to play earlier in the week. Even if he is active, it is not a given Amendola plays a full complement of snaps in a game the Patriots should win easily. With Amendola back in the fold, it is tough to trust any New England receiver against Miami.
Jan 3 - 11:22 AM

Danny Amendola (knee, questionable) said he expects to play Week 17 against the Dolphins.

"I feel good," Amendola said. "Going to go out there and have another day of preparation today and see how I feel." The Patriots have already ruled out six players, so there will be "active" players Sunday who do not see a down. There is certainly a risk Amendola is one such player against Miami, and he could also be benched if the game gets out of hand. Amendola is a risky play this week.
Jan 1 - 10:06 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) remained limited in Thursday's practice.

It's the same routine Amendola followed last week before sitting out against the Jets. At best, he's 50-50 for Sunday's regular season finale against the Dolphins. The Pats are probably eyeing the Divisional Round for Amendola's return.
Thu, Dec 31, 2015 03:48:00 PM

Danny Amendola (knee) was limited in Wednesday's practice.

It puts him on track to play, but Amendola was held out last week despite practicing on a limited basis. There's not likely to be much clarity on his Week 17 status. Amendola has a better chance at returning than Julian Edelman (foot).
Wed, Dec 30, 2015 05:05:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
3Brandon Bolden
4Tyler Gaffney
5Joey Iosefa
GLB1Dion Lewis
2Brandon Bolden
3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Chris Harper
4DeAndre Carter
WR21Brandon LaFell
2Keshawn Martin
3Matthew Slater
4Brian Tyms
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Scott Chandler
3Michael Williams
4AJ Derby
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
3Cameron Fleming
4Keavon Milton
LG1Shaq Mason
2Chris Barker
C1Bryan Stork
2David Andrews
RG1Josh Kline
2Tre' Jackson
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Michael Williams
K1Stephen Gostkowski