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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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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. Jun 9 - 8:26 AM
Source: ESPN Boston

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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

Danny Amendola played on 41-of-59 snaps in Sunday's season-ending loss to the Broncos.

In a microcosm of Amendola's season, he was held without a catch despite the heavy usage and committed a third-quarter drop. His brutally disappointing first year in New England yielded just 54 catches for 633 yards and two touchdowns as he battled a serious early-season groin injury, losing slot duties to Julian Edelman in the process. Amendola's 2014 stock will be impacted greatly by whether Edelman returns to the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent.
Source: ESPN Boston
Jan 20 - 9:01 AM

Danny Amendola was held catch-less in the Patriots' AFC Championship game loss to the Broncos.

A ghost in the first half, offseason free-agent bust Amendola made his presence felt in a negative way by dropping a third-quarter pass from Tom Brady over the middle. Amendola signed a five-year, $28.5 million deal with New England last March to "replace" Wes Welker. Instead, he suffered repeated injuries and was convincingly surpassed by Julian Edelman as the Patriots' top receiver. Amendola will return to New England in 2014 -- $2 million of his salary is guaranteed -- but his fantasy value has dimmed considerably.
Jan 19 - 6:19 PM

Danny Amendola caught three passes for 77 yards in New England's Divisional Round win over the Colts.

53 of Amendola's yards came on a second-quarter deep ball. As usual, Amendola was running second fiddle to Julian Edelman, but he could be thrust into a much-bigger role if neither Aaron Dobson (foot) nor Kenbrell Thompkins (head) can go for the AFC Championship Game.
Jan 12 - 12:38 AM

Danny Amendola caught just one pass for nine yards in New England's Week 17 win over the Bills.

Amendola was targeted only three times on an afternoon where Tom Brady dialed up just 24 pass attempts. Buried behind Julian Edelman in the slot, Amendola enters the postseason as a part-time player. He ends his disappointing, injury-marred first season in New England with 54 catches for 633 yards across 12 games.
Sun, Dec 29, 2013 08:40:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Tom Brady
2Ryan Mallett
3Jimmy Garoppolo
RB1Shane Vereen
2Stevan Ridley
3James White
4Brandon Bolden
5Stephen Houston
GLB1Stevan Ridley
2Shane Vereen
3RB1Shane Vereen
2James White
FB1James Develin
WR11Julian Edelman
2Danny Amendola
3Josh Boyce
4Matt Slater
5Wilson Van Hooser
WR21Aaron Dobson
2Brandon LaFell
3Kenbrell Thompkins
4Jeremy Gallon
5Derrick Johnson
WR31Danny Amendola
TE1Rob Gronkowski
2Michael Hoomanawanui
3D.J. Williams
4Justin Jones
5Asa Watson
K1Stephen Gostkowski