The Miami Dolphins will reportedly sign wide receiver Danny Amendola to a two-year deal. Dan Hellie of the NFL Network shared the news of the signing on Twitter.
Danny Amendola is staying in the AFC East… expected to sign with Miami Dolphins per source.
— Dan Hellie (@DanHellie) March 13, 2018
The Dolphins are trying to fill the hole at the wide receiver spot since they traded Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns. The Dolphins used the franchise tag on Landry but allowed him to seek trades to other teams. The Dolphins also signed former Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson to a three-year, $24 million deal.
Amendola continued to take multiple pay cuts to stay with the New England Patriots. He hinted back in February that the pay cuts may end soon.
“I’m a free agent this year, so let’s say — the unknown. We’ll see what happens. I definitely want to be here [in New England]. To tell you the truth, I don’t want to leave. But it’s a business. I’ve learned that.”
Amendola originally signed with the Patriots in 2013 as the replacement for Wes Welker. However, Amendola has been overshadowed the past few years by Julian Edelman, who stepped up and took the role Amendola was signed to have. However, Amendola has been one of the more clutch players for New England in the playoffs.
How clutch was Danny Amendola?
In 69 regular season games with Patriots: 230 catches (3.3/game), 2,383 yards (34.5/game), 12 TDs
In 13 playoff games with Patriots: 57 catches (4.4/game), 709 yards (54.5/game), 6 TDs
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) March 13, 2018
There is still no clear no.1 receiver for the Dolphins coming into 2018. Amendola and Wilson are decent additions, but it is going to take more than two mid-level receivers to fix this organization.