Pats Offer To Gillislee, Amendola Restructures Deal
The New England Patriots have extended an offer sheet to restricted free agent running back Mike Gillislee of the Buffalo Bills. They also came to terms to a new restructured deal with receiver Danny Amendola
Ian Rapoport reported the offer sheet and reported that the team had been interested in the RB Gillislee this off-season. New England’s offer was reportedly for two seasons and for $6.4 million total. The value of the first year would also be $4 million according to Rapoport, making it more difficult for the Bills to match. If the Bills don’t match the deal and Gillislee signs with New England, the Pats will surrender a fifth round draft pick to Buffalo.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 18, 2017
Gillislee played in 15 games for Buffalo last season and had 577 yards on 101 carries. He also scored nine times, eight of which came via a rushing tally
New England also agreed to a contract restructure with wide receiver Danny Amendola. The WR agreed to a contract will be slightly more than the $1.6 million he made a year ago, according to Field Yates of ESPN. Amendola was set to make $6 million in 2017.
Source: Patriots WR Danny Amendola has agreed to a reduced contract for 2017. Was scheduled to make $6M. More details as they come.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 18, 2017
Amendola played in 12 games last season and had 23 receptions for 243 yards. He also caught a touchdown in Super Bowl 51 for the Patriots.