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80 Danny Amendola WR
Height/Weight: 5-11/195 | Birthdate: 11/2/1985 | Birthplace: The Woodlands, TX, USA | Team: New England | College: Texas Tech | NFL Experience: 6 | Owned/Started%: 13/4 | Average Draft Position: 143.48
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Brandon LaFell leads Patriots WR corps in Week 11


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/16/2014) Patriots wide receiver Brandon LaFell led his position group with 62 yards on three catches in Sunday's 42-20 win over the Colts in Week 11.

The Patriots ran roughshod over the Colts, and when Tom Brady hooked up with his teammates on passing touchdowns, they went to the tight ends. LaFell did his damage on just four targets. Julian Edelman led all Patriots players with five catches and eight targets but managed just 50 yards in the game. Danny Amendola kicked in 13 yards while catching both of his targets.

The Patriots are set to face the Lions at home in Week 12.


Patriots Danny Amendola, James Develin do little Week 9


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/2/2014) Patriots wideout Danny Amendola and fullback James Develin did little Week 9 against the Broncos. 

Amendola hauled in two catches for 35 yards. He received three targets during the contest. Develin also caught two balls, gaining 13 yards. 

Both players are on a bye Week 10. 


Patriots backup pass catchers do little Week 8


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/26/2014) The Patriots backup pass catchers did little Week 8 against the Bears.

Tight end Timothy Wright actually turned in a strong performance, hauling in seven receptions for 61 yards and a score. He caught all seven of his targets. Julian Edelman only hauled in one pass, gaining 14 yards. Danny Amendola was able to catch two balls, but only gained 5 yards.

The three will look for more Week 9 against the Broncos. 


Patriots' backup pass-catchers contribute Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/17/2014) The Patriots received contributions from a number of players Week 7 against the Jets.

Brandon LaFell led the way, hauling in four passes for 55 yards. He finished third on the team in yardage, and was targeted five times. Danny Amendola caught one pass, but made it count. In the fourth quarter, Amendola scored on a 19 yard reception from Tom Brady. Amendola should have had a better game, but had a couple catches taken away due to penalties. Brandon Bolden also caught one ball for 4 yards. 

They'll look for more Week 8 against the Bears. 


Danny Amendola returns in second quarter


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Patriots receiver Danny Amendola, who left early in the second quarter with a head injury, returned later in the period after being checked by the medical staff.

Danny Amendola leaves with head injury


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(10/5/2014) Patriots receiver Danny Amendola left the game against the Bengals early in the second quarter with a head injury. Pass interference was called on the hit, which left Amendola unsteady as he walked to the bench.

The team said he is questionable to return.


Kenbrell Thompkins, Danny Amendola hardly factor


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/21/2014) Patriots wide receivers Kenbrell Thompkins and Danny Amendola each got just one target Week 3 against Oakland, and the only one to do anything with his was Thompkins, who caught a 16-yard pass.

Thompkins had five catches in Week 1, and Amendola had three. The two have combined for just one since then. 


Danny Amendola does little in loss


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2014) Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola barely figured into the game plan in Week 1's 33-20 loss to the Dolphins Sunday.

Amendola was targeted five times in the game, good for just sixth on the team. He brought three of those passes in for 16 yards in the loss. The Patriots face the Vikings in Week 2.  


Danny Amendola especially impressive in joint practice


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(8/6/2014) Patriots receiver Danny Amendola was especially impressive in Tuesday's joint practice with the Redskins, reports the Boston Globe. He had five catches and two touchdowns in team drills, including a 35-yard score in the corner of the end zone with corner EJ Biggers in coverage.

Injuries limited Amendola to 12 games last year. At this point he looks 100 percent healthy.


Patriots hoping for rebound year from Danny Amendola


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(6/4/2014) Patriots receiver Danny Amendola wants to focus on this season and put 2013 behind him, reports the Boston Globe.

After getting a nice $6 million signing bonus and $10 million guarantee last year, Amendola was pretty much the same player for the Patriots as he had been for the Rams: occasionally great, often banged up. In 12 games, he caught 54 passes for 633 yards and two touchdowns — right in line with his best two other seasons, when he had 666 and 689 receiving yards.

"I don't really even think about it," Amendola said of last season. "I’m totally focused on the future. Really optimistic, and really excited."

Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said Amendola having a year in the system with Tom Brady will help.

"Danny's not dissimilar to the rookies," McDaniels said. "He wasn't here before, and he had an opportunity to get a foundation and a system last year. And now it's his second year, and it will be exciting to see Danny's growth. Any time you're in your second year in a system, you're more comfortable. We're excited to see what he does."

The report says if he doesn’t produce big numbers — think at least 80 catches, 800-plus yards, and a clean bill of health — then Amendola is all but gone after 2014, when he doesn't have as much dead money left on a contract that runs through 2017.


Danny Amendola more at ease entering Year 2


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(5/7/2014) Receiver Danny Amendola, a disappointment in his first year with the Patriots, seems more at ease entering Year 2, reports the Boston Herald

"The more experience you have, the better,” Amendola told the paper. "I'm feeling great. I'm anxious and ready to get back out on the field in OTAs and have a good offseason, have a good break after that, and come to training camp ready to go."

Danny Amendola 'likely stays' with Patriots


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2014) On Tuesday, $2 million of Danny Amendola's $3 million base salary became guaranteed, reports the Boston Globe. That means the Patriots receiver "likely stays" with the team after disappointing in 2013 with 54 catches for 633 yards and two touchdowns.

Danny Amendola decision due Tuesday


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2014) The Patriots must decide by Tuesday whether to keep receiver Danny Amendola. That's when $2 million of Amendola's $3 million base salary becomes guaranteed if he's still on the roster, reports the Boston Globe.

The paper notes Amendola's cap number of $4.6 million isn't excessive, "and the Patriots shouldn’t have a burning need to cut him."


Report: Patriots seeking to swap Danny Amendola


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/1/2014) Disappointing wide receiver Danny Amendola could be on the trading block, according to Bleacher Report. He is also a possibility to be waived after June 1, a move that would allow the Patriots to save $1.375 million toward the cap.

Amendola managed 54 receptions for 633 yards and just two touchdowns in 12 games last season and was a non-factor in the playoffs.


Patriots have decisions to make at receiver


by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer
(2/14/2014) The Patriots have to make some decisions at receiver this offseason, reports the Boston Herald

The first is deciding to pay free agent Julian Edelman. The report says Edelman might want a contract similar to what Danny Amendola got last season (five years and a max value of $31 million). But the Patriots will probably offer Edelman something similar to their offer to Wes Welker (two years, $10 million). Based on that, the report expects Edelman to chase the money elsewhere.

Amendola is safe this offseason despite a down year, but he could be released after the 2014 season if he struggles again. The team hopes the three second-year receivers of Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce continue to develop, and getting Rob Gronkowski (ACL) back at 100 percent is vital.

The Patriots also could look at receivers in free agency, especially if Edelman leaves, and they could be in play for Eric Decker, Jeremy Maclin or Hakeem Nicks. Or if Edelman returns, the Patriots could still add someone like Brandon LaFell, Nate Burleson, Riley Cooper or Kenny Britt.


Report: Danny Amendola likely to need surgery


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/27/2014) Despite reports that Patriots receiver Danny Amendola wants to let his groin injury heal with rest, ESPN.com reports the injury "seems likely to require offseason surgery." The website says the injury affected Amendola all season and that a better barometer of his ability will come in 2014, "assuming he stays healthy."

Danny Amendola a candidate to be cut?


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(1/26/2014) Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola could be a candidate to be cut this offseason, according to the Boston Globe.

The Patriots may run into some issues with the salary cap, which could make Amendola expendable. Amendola would count as $4.8 million against the cap, but the team could opt to make him a post-June cut, which would lessen the burden for next year. If he's cut after June, Amendola would count as $1.2 million against the cap in 2014. The team could try to use that extra money to sign Julian Edelman, who emerged as the number one option with the club this year. 


Danny Amendola eschews surgery on groin


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/24/2014) Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola has decided not to opt for surgery to fix a groin problem that plagued him this season, per MassLiveSports. He is planning on allowing it to heal with rest.

Amendola missed four games this season, which he finished with 54 catches for 633 yards and just two touchdowns.


Groin injury to blame for Danny Amendola's slow season


by Dave Richard | Senior Fantasy Writer
(1/22/2014) A big reason for Danny Amendola's poor first season with the Patriots was a groin injury he suffered in Week 1, ESPN.com reports. Amendola hurt himself against the Bills in the first game of the year, missed the next three games and was not a regular contributor the rest of the way. After getting 104 yards on 10 catches in that game against the Bills, Amendola finished the year with 633 yards on 54 catches with two touchdowns, falling way short of expectations. 

ESPN expects his second season with the Patriots to be much more productive, assuming he can stay healthy. That's a problem since he's played 16 games once in six seasons. 


Tom Brady declines to rate Danny Amendola's season


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/20/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, asked on his radio show how he'd rate receiver Danny Amendola's first season with the team, demurred. "You know, it’s not for me to evaluate, our coaches do all that," Brady said, per ESPN.com.

"He worked really hard, fought through a pretty tough injury (groin) early in the year, did everything the team asked of him. I really enjoyed working with him. It will be great to have another offseason with him, and Aaron Dobson, and KT (Kenbrell Thompkins) and (Josh) Boyce."

Amendola caught 54 passes for 633 yards and two touchdowns in the regular season. He did not make a catch in the AFC Championship Game.


Danny Amendola shut out


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) Patriots receiver Danny Amendola, the team's big free-agent acquisition, capped his disappointing season by failing to make a catch in the AFC Championship Game loss. Amendola was targeted once, and he dropped the third-quarter pass.

Amendola, 28, is signed for 2014 at $3 million, including $2 million guaranteed.


Patriots' probables ready for Broncos


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(1/19/2014) All six Patriots who were listed as probable for the AFC Championship Game will face the Broncos. Receiver Danny Amendola (groin) and running back Shane Vereen (groin) head the list and are joined by cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and linebackers Dane Fletcher (groin) and Dont'a Hightower (ankle).

Half-dozen Patriots probable for battle in Denver


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/17/2014) The Patriots list six players as probable for their Sunday clash at Denver, including wide receiver Danny Amendola (groin).

The others are running back Shane Vereen (groin), cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee/shoulder), guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and linebackers Dane Fletcher (groin) and Dont'a Hightower (ankle). All were full participants in Friday practice.


Five Patriots limited on Thursday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/16/2014) The Patriots are getting healthier. The only players listed as limited in Thursday practice were wide receivers Danny Amendola (groin), Aaron Dobson (foot) and Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion), linebacker Dont'a Hightower (ankle) and punter Ryan Allen (shoulder).

Five offensive players limited Wednesday for Patriots


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1/15/2014) Three wide receivers were among the five offensive players listed as limited at Wednesday practice for the Patriots. The rest are Aaron Dobson (foot), Kenbrell Thompkins (hip/concussion) and Danny Amendola (groin).

The other two limited offesive players were guard Logan Mankins (ankle) and running back Shane Vereen (groin).