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Danny Amendola (W / NE)

Danny Amendola (W, NE)

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

Impact

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.

Recent Stats

Week Opp TD Pass Int Rush Rec Yds 2Pt TO Total
Season                   92
21 @ Atl 6 8 7 2 23
20 vs Pit 2 1 3
19 vs Hou 1 1
13 vs LA 3 3 6
12 @ NYJ 1 0 1

Older News

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

Impact

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 fourth or fifth 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 (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.

Impact

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

Impact

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 (ankle) was listed as limited at practice Thursday.

Impact

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

Impact

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

Impact

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 whose production is difficult to predict on a week-to-week basis, as Julian Edelman is still the Patriots' top wideout in both real and fantasy terms.

Danny Amendola (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday.

Impact

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.

In his return to the Patriots' lineup Saturday against the Texans, Danny Amendola saw action on 21 (out of a possible 69) snaps on offense for the team, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports. In the process, Amendola carried once for 15 yards and did not catch a pass.

Impact

In his fourth season with the Patriots, Amendola recorded 23 catches (on 29 targets) for 243 yards and a career-high four TDs in 12 games, while working behind starters Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan. Amendola is under contract with the Patriots for 2017, but with a $6,000,000 base salary on tap, the 31-year-old wideout is an obvious candidate to have his deal re-worked.

Danny Amendola (ankle) is active for Saturday's game against the Texans.

Impact

For the first time since Week 13, Amendola will be available to the Patriots' offense after recovering from a high-ankle sprain. He could play a large role in an offense sans rookie wideout Malcolm Mitchell (knee), though Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, and Michael Floyd will likely also have their numbers called in the divisional round.

Danny Amendola (ankle) was a full participant in practice Wednesday.

Impact

The veteran wideout is cleared to play Saturday against the Texans after not participating in the Patriots' last four contests. Amendola will be welcome addition, both in the passing game and as a returner. Look for him to be reintroduced to the mix primarily when the Patriots run three-wideout sets. With that in mind, Amendola will compete for snaps with newcomer Michael Floyd and Malcolm Mitchell (knee), health permitting. Meanwhile, starters Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan are in line to see plenty of time on the field this weekend as well.

Danny Amendola (ankle) is following a "day-by-day" approach in advance of Saturday's divisional-round contest against the Texans, Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald reports.

Impact

During media availability Tuesday, Amendola added that he's "feeling good" and will take on "whatever coach [Bill Belichick] wants me to do" this weekend. When healthy, Amendola is merely a bit player in the Patriots' passing attack, but his return ability would likely be welcomed by Belichick. First, though, Amendola must prove his health in the coming days in order to take the field Saturday.

Danny Amendola (ankle) participated in Wednesday's practice, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

Per the report, Amendola appeared to be moving well Wednesday and based on that, it would appear as though the wideout has a decent chance to return to action following the Patriots' first-round playoff bye. A high ankle sprain sidelined Amendola for the team's last four games, but his return to practice Wednesday bodes well for his chances of rejoining the lineup for the Patriots' Jan. 14 tilt against a yet-to-be determined opponent.

Danny Amendola (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN's Mike Reiss reports.

Impact

With fellow wideout Malcolm Mitchell (knee) officially doubtful for the contest, look for necowmer Michael Floyd to move into an expanded role in Week 17 behind Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan.

Danny Amendola (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Impact

Amendola continues to nurse a right ankle injury, and there's a decent chance we won't see the wideout play again until the Patriots embark on their playoff run following the team's first-round bye.