Danny Amendola leaving New England Patriots, expected to sign with Miami Dolphins

After five seasons with the Patriots Danny Amendola is expected to join the Dolphins

After five seasons with the Patriots Danny Amendola is expected to join the Dolphins

The good news - it looks like Danny Amendola is staying in the AFC East. No terms on the deal have been reported.

Amendola finished the 2017 season with 61 receptions for 659 yards and two touchdowns, and earned the nickname "Danny "Playoff" Amendola" by adding another 26 catches for 348 yards and two scores during the postseason. Amendola has done his best work in the slot, and he will likely be tasked to play that role for the Dolphins next season now that Landry has left.

He handled 27 of New England's punt returns last season, contributing 231 return yards, which averages out to 8.6 yards per return.

But the 32-year old has battled numerous injuries throughout his career, and that includes a series of concussions.

And so, the Dolphins suddenly have a logjam at receiver.

Amendola will be joining a slightly revamped Dolphins receiving corps which also includes the recently-signed Albert Wilson as well as holdovers Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker.

Free agents can not officially sign with teams until NFL Free Agency begins on Wednesday at 4pm, but this news will certainly be hard to take for New England fans.

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