Danny Amendola expected to sign with Dolphins
The Miami Dolphins just lost their top receiver in Jarvis Landry, whom they traded to the Cleveland Browns. However, they haven’t wasted much time finding his replacement as they’ve signed veteran wideout Danny Amendola from their AFC East rivals, the New England Patriots.
Danny Amendola is staying in the AFC East… expected to sign with Miami Dolphins per source.
— Dan Hellie (@DanHellie) March 13, 2018
Amendola, 32, spent the last five seasons with the Patriots. He’s coming off a decent 2017 regular season where he had 61 catches for 659 receiving yards and two touchdowns. However, he did his best work during the playoffs, where he caught 33 balls for 348 yards with two touchdowns in three games. He had a team-high 152 yards on eight catches in a losing effort in the Super Bowl.
Amendola had expressed his desire to stay with the Patriots earlier this offseason. However, he must have liked Miami’s offer enough to decide to leave the perennial Super Bowl contenders.
Amendola will be joining a slightly revamped Dolphins receiving corps which also includes the recently-signed Albert Wilson as well as holdovers Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker. Amendola has done his best work in the slot, and he will likely be tasked to play that role for the Dolphins next season now that Landry has left.
As for the Patriots, they should still be fine at wide receiver for next season even with Amendola’s absence. They are expected to get Julian Edelman back working the slot after he missed last season due to a torn ACL. They also still have Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan on the outside, as well as Phillip Dorsett and Kenny Britt.