After signing Chiefs wide receiver Albert Wilson to a three-year $24 million deal on Tuesday, the Dolphins fixed their eyes on 32-year old Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola.
The Dolphins will rely on Wilson and Amendola working in concert with one another to fill the void left Jarvis Landry who has hauled in an NFL record 400 receptions over a four-year span.
Amendola took a pay cut in each of the past three offseasons to remain a member of the Patriots and will sign a two-year deal with the Dolphins, which includes $8.25 million in guarantees. Amendola has made nearly $20 million in his 10 years in the NFL.
Despite missing five games in 2016 with a high ankle sprain, Amendola missed just one game in 2017 with a concussion. Amendola emerged as one of Brady’s top targets last season during the Patriots’ run to its second consecutive Super Bowl appearance with the likes of Julian Edelman (torn ACL), Chris Hogan (shoulder injury) and Gronkowski (various injuries) routinely out of the line up.
Amendola posted 659 yards on 61 receptions and two touchdowns in 2017, and Miami hopes that he’ll be as productive as he was for their division rival.
One player who can’t be too happy about losing Amendola is Tom Brady, who paid tribute to his former teammate by wishing him luck in an Instagram post.