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Danny Amendola | Wide Receiver | #80

Team: New England Patriots
Age / DOB:  (31) / 11/2/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
College: Texas Tech
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ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss considers Danny Amendola a roster lock.
Reiss said in May he expected Amendola to compete with Andrew Hawkins for the final roster spot at receiver, but that apparently changed during the offseason program. Reiss still lists Hawkins as a "wild card," although he admits it is "unlikely" the Patriots keep more than six receivers on the final roster. In addition to Amendola, Reiss lists Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell, and special-teams ace Matthew Slater as locks. Jul 10 - 9:19 AM
Source: ESPN

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ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss expects Danny Amendola and Andrew Hawkins to battle for the team's final wide receiver spot.

Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell and special teams ace Matthew Slater are all locks, while Amendola and Hawkins find themselves firmly on the bubble. Austin Carr, Cody Hollister, Devin Lucien, and DeAndrew White are also on the roster. The injury-prone Amendola competes for a roster spot every year, but his familiarity with the Patriots' offense makes him a slight favorite over Hawkins, who caught 33 balls for 324 yards and three touchdowns for Cleveland in 2016.
May 28 - 10:54 AM

ESPN's Field Yates reports Patriots WR Danny Amendola has agreed to a pay cut.

Scheduled to make $6 million, this was the 31-year-old receiver's only avenue for remaining in New England. The extent of the cut is unclear, but it should be sizable, likely with the opportunity to earn money back through bonuses/incentives. A redundant talent to Julian Edelman, injury-prone Amendola caught 23 passes in 12 games last season.
Apr 18 - 1:54 PM

According to ESPN's Mike Reiss, "the door is still open" for Danny Amendola in New England.

There's one caveat, though: Amendola would have to take a pay cut and role reduction for the third year in a row. In New England, Amendola would be competing with Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Malcolm Mitchell, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Hogan, and Dwayne Allen for targets. Catching passes from Tom Brady is always a plus, but Amendola's target share would be greater elsewhere.
Mar 19 - 8:27 AM

ESPN's Mike Reiss said it's a "certainty" the Patriots won't bring Danny Amendola back at his current $6 million salary.

Amendola had a quiet year as New England's No. 4 wideout, but came up big with eight catches for 78 yards and a touchdown in Super Bowl LI. He's taken pay cuts each of the last two seasons and will need to accept another to stay in Foxboro. Amendola has been with New England since 2013.
Feb 12 - 8:41 AM

Danny Amendola caught 8-of-11 targets for 78 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' Super Bowl 51 win over the Falcons.

Amendola didn't clear 50 receiving yards in a single game all season, but he stepped up as a reliable chain mover in the Super Bowl, consistently winning matchups in the middle of the field and down the sidelines. In a game where Tom Brady completed a Super Bowl record 43 passes, Amendola ranked second on the team in catches behind James White (14). Now 31 years old, Amendola is due a $6 million base salary in 2017. He seems unlikely to return to New England at that price.
Feb 5 - 10:54 PM

ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss expects either Danny Amendola or Michael Floyd to be a healthy scratch for Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

The Patriots listed Amendola as questionable with an ankle injury but he's healthy enough to play. The question is whether he'll be active with Chris Hogan (thigh) and Malcolm Mitchell (knee) both expected to suit up. There have been rumblings that Floyd has been practicing with the special teams unit following an abysmal performance in last week's win over Houston. Julian Edelman remains the safest bet for targets in New England's crowded receiving corps.
Jan 22 - 9:15 AM

Danny Amendola (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's AFC Championship Game against the Steelers.

He was a limited participant at all three practices this week. Amendola played just 21-of-69 offensive snaps last week in his first game back from a high-ankle sprain. More might be asked of him this week with Chris Hogan nursing a thigh injury and Michael Floyd coming off an awful game in the Divisional Round.
Jan 20 - 4:49 PM

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

The Patriots are managing his reps coming off his first game back. Amendola should continue to play in four-wide sets in Sunday's AFC Championship.
Jan 18 - 4:16 PM

Danny Amendola missed his two targets and rushed once for 15 yards in the Patriots' Divisional Round win over the Texans.

Amendola played only in four-receiver sets and wasn’t visible on special teams as Dion Lewis returned kickoffs and Julian Edelman continued to handle punts. Amendola’s highlight play was a fourth-quarter double reverse that gained 15. Amendola will remain game-day insurance behind the Patriots' featured receivers in the Conference Championship round.
Jan 14 - 11:56 PM

Danny Amendola (ankle) is practicing fully this week.

Amendola has been out since Week 13 with a high-ankle sprain. The Patriots' plan had always been to get him back for the Divisional Round. Amendola will fight with Malcolm Mitchell and Chris Hogan for targets behind Julian Edelman.
Jan 11 - 4:32 PM

Danny Amendola (ankle) returned to practice Wednesday.

He's been out since suffering a high-ankle sprain against the Rams in Week 13. The Patriots' receiving corps is crowded, but Amendola has had some big playoff games for New England. He has just 23 catches on the year.
Jan 4 - 1:20 PM

Danny Amendola suffered a high-ankle sprain Week 13 against the Rams.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the "plan is to make sure he's ready for the playoffs," suggesting he will be out for the rest of the regular season. Amendola does not have much fantasy value on his own, but his absence solidifies Malcolm Mitchell's spot in the offense. Mitchell is shaping up as a solid WR3 despite a tough schedule the rest of the way.
Mon, Dec 5, 2016 09:20:00 AM

Danny Amendola went to the locker room with a right ankle injury in the third quarter of Sunday's Week 13 game.

He got hurt on a punt return, then hopped off the field unable to put any pressure on his injured leg. Amendola did not return and was spotted in the Patriots' locker room with a boot and crutches after the win.
Sun, Dec 4, 2016 03:18:00 PM

Danny Amendola handled two-of-three targets for two yards and a touchdown Sunday in the Patriots' Week 11 win over the 49ers.

With DFS players going all-in on LeGarrette Blount and Martellus Bennett, of course Amendola found the end zone with Blount and Bennett both coming up empty. Aside from vulturing a five-yard touchdown to begin the fourth quarter, Amendola was essentially non-existent. He wasn’t targeted at all in the first half and fumbled on a punt return, though he was able to recover it. Amendola has already set a new career-high in touchdowns (four) despite seeing just 23 targets this year. Fantasy owners can safely skip him next week against the Jets.
Sun, Nov 20, 2016 08:18:00 PM