Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
1 month ago

Amendola may be in danger of losing his roster spot this preseason, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Amendola is one of 12 wideouts on the Patriots' current roster but it is believed only six or seven will make the final 53-man roster in September. There appear to be five "locks" on the roster: Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell and Matthew Slater. That would leave the other seven wideouts competing for a maximum of two spots. While Amendola, who took a pay cut earlier in the offseason, seems to be the most likely option to remain given his time spent with the club, new additions like Andrew Hawkins, Devin Street, and Devin Lucien could give the veteran a run for his money. It's clearly way too early to tell what the final verdict will be, given injuries and preseason performances, but for the first time in New England, Amendola's status is in question.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
2 months ago

Amendola, who was scheduled to make $6 million this coming season, has agreed to reduced contract to remain with the Patriots, ESPN's Field Yates reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's not the first time Amendola has restructured his deal to stay with the Patriots and retaining him gives the team valuable depth and experience behind top wideout options Julian Edelman, Brandin Cooks and Chris Hogan. Meanwhile, the emerging Malcolm Mitchell rounds out the core group of the unit, which also includes depth options in Devin Lucien and special teams ace Matthew Slater. Amendola, who turns 32 in November, caught 23 of 29 targets for 243 yards and four TDs in 12 games for New England this past season.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
3 months ago

Amendola projects as the No. 4/5 receiver if he stays with the Patriots, ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Scheduled for a 2017 base salary of $6 million, Amendola needs to take a significant pay cut to avoid being released. The Patriots traded for Brandin Cooks to join a receiving corps that already had Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan, leaving Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell as the likely No. 4 and 5 receivers, in some order. Amendola accepted a pay cut the past two offseasons, but he'll probably be asked to take an even larger reduction this time around.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
3 months ago1 Comment

Amendola likely will be asked to take a pay cut, the Boston Herald reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 31-year-old Amendola took pay cuts to remain in New England the past two offseasons, knowing that doing so all but assured him of a spot on the final roster. The situation is a bit different this time around, as the Patriots' recent acquisition of Brandin Cooks leaves Amendola without an obvious role in the offense. The Patriots also return Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell, which leaves Amendola as the likely No. 4/5 receiver if he does stick around. Depending on how much of a reduction he's willing to accept, Amendola might have to compete for his roster spot in such a scenario. It's thus possible the two sides could finally part ways.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

Amendola (ankle) secured eight of 11 targets for 78 yards and one touchdown in the Patriots' 34-28 Super Bowl LI overtime victory over the Falcons. He also caught the game-tying two-point conversion.

EDGE Analysis

Amendola capped off a quiet season that saw him notch just 23 receptions with a superb Super Bowl performance, as he made a number of clutch catches in the second half and overtime. The eighth-year pro had a 17-yard grab on fourth down to extend the Patriots' second possession of the second half, a drive that would eventually culminate in the first touchdown of their comeback effort. He also made a six-yard touchdown reception with 5:56 remaining to help bring the Patriots to within one possession of the Falcons, and then caught the game-tying two-point conversion with 57 seconds remaining to knot matters up at 28. Amendola then capped things off with a 14-yard reception on the second play of overtime, leaving him with the second-most receptions on the night for New England. The 31-year-old is expected to reprise his possession receiver role alongside Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan and the emerging Malcolm Mitchell in 2017, the final year of his current contract.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

Amendola (ankle) is no longer listed on the Patriots' injury report in advance of Sunday's Super Bowl.

EDGE Analysis

Amendola will no doubt be available for the Super Bowl, but given that he's clearly behind Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan in the Patriots' wideout pecking order, he's a speculative play Sunday in daily formats.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

Amendola (ankle) was listed as limited at practice Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Amendola's availability for the Super Bowl is not really in question, but he's clearly behind Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan in the Patriots' wideout pecking order. In this past Sunday's win over the Steelers in the AFC championship game, Amendola caught both of his targets for 12 yards, while seeing action on 21 of 74 the Patriots' snaps on offense. Meanwhile, Edelman and Hogan combined for 17 catches on 22 targets in the contest.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

Amendola (ankle) is listed as active for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

Amendola is a candidate to split the Patriots' No. 3 wideout reps with the returning Malcolm Mitchell, a reality that caps Amendola's fantasy upside as long as Julian Edelman (who he essentially backs up) and Chris Hogan remain healthy enough to stay on the field.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

Amendola (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's AFC championship game against the Steelers.

EDGE Analysis

The same applies to fellow wideouts Chris Hogan and Malcolm Mitchell, though there's a solid chance that all three will be in uniform this weekend. Amendola continues to profile as a speculative fantasy option, with Julian Edelman still the Patriots' top wideout in both real and fantasy terms and passing targets that don't go his way difficult to predict on a week-to-week basis.

Danny Amendola
WR NE (9)
5 months ago

Amendola (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Amendola returned to action this past Saturday against the Texans and with no reported setbacks in that contest, we suspect that the wideout's limitations Wednesday were maintenance-related.