Danny Amendola Signs One-Year Deal With The Detroit Lions
Former Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola has signed a one-year deal to play for the Detroit Lions next season, according to reports.
Amendola's contract includes a $4.5 million guaranteed base salary, with incentives that could bring the contract to $5.75 million, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.
The Miami Dolphins cut Amendola on Friday, allowing him to sign with Detroit prior to the start of the new league year, which begins Wednesday.
Miami's decision to move on from the slot receiver created $6 million in cap space for the Dolphins, who are in rebuild mode under new coach Brian Flores, the Patriots defensive play-caller during the 2018 season.
In 15 starts for the Dolphins last year, Amendola posted 59 receptions and 575 yards, both team-highs. As a member of the Patriots from 2013-17, Amendola caught 230 passes for 2,383 yards and 12 touchdowns.
The 33-year-old Amendola reunites with former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, currently the Lions head coach, and former Patriots personnel executive Bob Quinn, who now serves as Detroit’s general manager.