New England Patriots rumors: Could Danny Amendola come back?

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Recent news has broken that the Miami Dolphins are preparing to move on from Danny Amendola, could this spell a possible return to the New England Patriots?

Danny Amendola played for the Miami Dolphins in 2018, after playing with the New England Patriots from 2013-2017 and winning 2 Super Bowls along the way. He signed a 2-year contract with Miami last March, but it appears that the Dolphins will be looking to move on from the 33-year old wideout.

If the New England Patriots and Amendola can reach a mutual agreement, it could possibly spring a reunion in 2019. Wide Receiver is the position of need for New England entering 2019, and Amendola can certainly help.

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With the status of Rob Gronkowski’s career still up in the air, Tom Brady can use all of the weapons he can get, especially familiar ones.

During his 5 years in New England, Amendola played in 69 games, posting 230 receptions for 2383 yards and 12 touchdowns.

In the playoffs, he was lights out; making big plays time and time again for the Patriots. In 13 postseason games, he has 57 receptions on 81 targets, for 709 receiving yards and 6 touchdowns. In the 3 Super Bowls he has played in (XLIX, LI, LII), he has 21 receptions for 278 yards and 2 TD.

Brady would love to have a familiar target back in a Patriots uniform. Belichick’s thoughts on an Amendola return remains unseen. On Amendola’s way out the door, he aired out some things and took some shots at Bill Belichick. Calling Bill out for not paying his players, which is something that previous players have also done.

With multiple wideouts becoming free agents this offseason in Cordarrelle Patterson, Chris Hogan, and Phillip Dorsett, there is definitely a need for Amendola. He would be a perfect fit, but most certainly would have to take yet another pay cut.

The New England Patriots most likely wouldn’t bring him back for $6 million, maybe something along the lines of $3 million could be more reasonable.

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This will be a rumor among many others once free agency is in full swing come March 13. It will be interesting to ultimately see what the New England Patriots do as they prepare to defend their Super Bowl title.