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Amendola caught two passes for 13 yards on two targets in Friday's preseason game against the Panthers.

With the Patriots opening in a three-wide set, Amendola got the start alongside Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins, the latter of whom may eventually lose his spot in the lineup to Aaron Dobson (foot). While he may not get much playing time in two-wide formations, Amendola could end up drawing more of Tom Brady's attention than Thompkins/Dobson, as the Patriots figure to go three-wide quite often. Edelman still appears to be Brady's favorite wideout by a wide margin.

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Amendola was among the Patriots' key players who did not play in Thursday's preseason opener, the Boston Herald reports.

Neither did fellow listed starting wideout Julian Edelman, who at this stage the Boston Herald suggests remains QB Tom Brady's favorite wideout target. With Aaron Dobson still hobbled, Amendola thus slots in as the signal-caller's second-favorite wide receiver look, an assignment that carries fantasy value, notably in PPR formats, assuming Amendola can avoid the injury bug.

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Reporting from OTAs, ESPN Boston says Danny Amendola "once again looks like the player who caught the eye in these practices last year."

Amendola was an offseason star last year, but a serious Week 1 groin injury and downright poor on-field performance turned him into a bust. He's completely healthy now, penciled into three-wide sets and is still just 28 years old, so there's room for renewed optimism. If Amendola can somehow sustain health this year, he'll be well worth a late-round value pick. The Patriots don't want to Julian Edelman catching 105 passes again.

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The Boston Glove expects the Patriots to move on from Danny Amendola after this season if he "doesn't produce big numbers."

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The Patriots are expected to use more three-wide formations rather than "12" personnel this season.

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Danny Amendola did not need offseason surgery on his groin.

Amendola tore his adductor longus tendon in Week 1 last year, and it plagued him throughout his entire first season as a Patriot. He now says he's 100 percent and is participating fully in voluntary workouts. There will be plenty of bounce-back appeal in Amendola, especially if Rob Gronkowski (ACL) misses the first chunk of the season.

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$2 million of Danny Amendola's $3 million base salary became guaranteed Tuesday.

Beat man Ben Volin points out that Amendola's deal does contain offsets, but adds that he now "likely stays." It's no surprise given how thin the Patriots are at wideout -- especially now that free agent Julian Edelman is out testing the market. Amendola was a brutal disappointment during his first year in New England, but slogged through a debilitating hip injury. It's always about healthy here, but Amendola will be a huge bounce-back candidate as a potential target monster from Tom Brady in 2014.

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ESPN Boston says Danny Amendola "looked terrific in offseason camps, the preseason and the regular-season opener before significantly injuring his groin."

It's why we were surprised to read a report that Amendola's name has been floated in trade talks. The Patriots don't typically sell low on players, especially one year after prioritizing them over Wes Welker and Julian Edelman. Amendola's disappointing 54-633-2 line was almost certainly a result of his injury. If they cut or trade him, it would be a very quick 180 for Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels.

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Bleacher Report's Dan Pompei says Danny Amendola's name has been "floated" in trade talks.

Amendola posted a disappointing 54-633-2 line in 12 regular season games in 2013 and was an absolute non-factor in New England's AFC Championship loss to Denver. This report comes on the heels of one from the Boston Globe saying Amendola is a candidate for a post-June 1 cut, which would save the Patriots $1.375 million against the 2014 cap. The Pats signed Amendola to a five-year, $28.5 million deal only last March, but his future in New England is in serious doubt.

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The Boston Globe insists Danny Amendola's roster spot could be in danger.

Amendola inked a five-year, $28.5 million deal with the Patriots last March. It included $10 million guaranteed. $2 million of Amendola's $3 million base salary for 2014 becomes guaranteed if he's on the Patriots' roster come 4 PM ET on March 11. Beat writer Ben Volin thinks New England could designate Amendola as a post-June 1 cut and use the money saved to re-sign Julian Edelman.