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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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Danny Amendola (knee, ankle) was seen moving around well during Tom Brady's charity football game Friday night.
Amendola was not running full speed, but he looked to be getting around just fine following offseason knee and ankle surgeries. ESPN's Mike Reiss reported last month Amendola was "on a positive track." He may not be a full-go at the start of training camp, but it looks like he will be ready for Week 1. Jun 4 - 1:01 PM
Source: WEEI

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ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss reports Danny Amendola's knee and ankle injuries are considered "minor" and are not "long-term" issues.

Amendola had surgery on his troublesome left knee and underwent a procedure to remove a bone spur from his ankle "early this offseason." He originally injured the knee in November, but he was able to play through it the rest of the season. Reiss reports Amendola is already "moving well" and is "on a positive track." It sounds like he has a good shot to be ready for training camp, but he could be eased into action.
Source: ESPN
May 17 - 9:18 AM

The Boston Herald reports Danny Amendola is recovering from knee and ankle surgeries that could "impact the start of his 2016 season."

Amendola underwent surgery on the left knee that bothered him in 2015, and had a bone spur removed from his ankle. The knee operation is the bigger concern. Per reporter Jeff Howe, both operations occurred "early this offseason." Howe reports there is "hope" Amendola is ready for training camp, but "no guarantee" he'll be back by Week 1. The Pats can't be that worried, as they retained Amendola's roster spot after he agreed to a pay cut. Amendola plays an extremely hard-nose style of football that leads to numerous injuries. Even though he'll likely have some big games in 2016, he can't be counted on as a fantasy draft pick this summer.
May 16 - 2:16 PM

Danny Amendola's new deal will pay him $1.6 million in salary and bonuses this season.

Amendola was scheduled to earn as much as $6 million this year before agreeing to a restructured deal. He is still scheduled to earn $6.5 million in 2017, meaning he will likely have to redo his deal again next offseason to stick on the roster. The move saves the Patriots almost $4 million against the salary cap.
May 10 - 10:25 AM

Danny Amendola has agreed to take another pay cut to remain with the Patriots.

Amendola took a pay cut at this time last year, but outplayed his $1.5 million salary. The Patriots have again forced his hand. Amendola is signing a new two-year, $7.35 million deal with another $750K available in bonuses and incentives. He was initially scheduled to make $12 million over the next two seasons. Amendola faces competition after the Patriots signed Chris Hogan in March.
May 6 - 10:44 AM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss writes that "it's assumed" New England won't keep Danny Amendola around at his current $5 million salary.

Amendola is currently scheduled to count $6.8 million against the cap. He took a big pay cut last offseason, dropping his salary down to $1.5 million, but Amendola outperformed that and is back in the same situation this year. New England added Chris Hogan and Martellus Bennett in the short passing game, and the belief is Amendola may have to cut his salary to around $3 million.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 13 - 8:54 AM

A source with knowledge of the situation tells Profootballtalk.com that Danny Amendola "could indeed be gone" from the Patriots.

PFT's Mike Florio suggests Amendola may "first be squeezed to take less (money)," then be released if he doesn't cooperate. Amendola's roster spot has come into question following the additions of pass catchers Chris Hogan and Martellus Bennett. Amendola is owed $5.5 million including salary and bonuses.
Mar 17 - 12:53 AM

CSN New England's Tom E. Curran expects Danny Amendola's role to "remain basically the same."

"He’s your third guy. He’s your complementary guy," Curran continued. The Patriots signed Chris Hogan to a three-year, $12 million deal in free agency, prompting speculation Amendola and his $6.8 million cap hit could be out the door. After suffering through a rash of injuries at the position last season, however, the Patriots likely want all the depth they can get. Amendola caught 65 passes for 648 yards and three scores in 14 games last season.
Mar 14 - 8:37 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Jimmy Garoppolo
3Jacoby Brissett
RB1Dion Lewis
2LeGarrette Blount
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
5Donald Brown
GLB1LeGarrette Blount
2Dion Lewis
3RB1Dion Lewis
2James White
FB1James Develin
2Joey Iosefa
WR11Julian Edelman
2Chris Hogan
3Malcolm Mitchell
4Aaron Dobson
5Devin Lucien
WR21Danny Amendola
2Keshawn Martin
3Nate Washington
4Chris Harper
5DeAndre Carter
WR31Chris Hogan
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Martellus Bennett
3Clay Harbor
4AJ Derby
5Bryce Williams
LT1Nate Solder
2Marcus Cannon
3Cameron Fleming
LG1Shaq Mason
2Josh Kline
3Chris Barker
C1Bryan Stork
2David Andrews
3Joe Thuney
RG1Jonathan Cooper
2Tre' Jackson
3Ted Karras
RT1Sebastian Vollmer
2LaAdrian Waddle
3Keavon Milton
K1Stephen Gostkowski