Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola has agreed to reconstruct his contract to a two-year deal worth $7.35 million dollars and has a chance to add $750,000 dollars in bonuses and incentives, per NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.
Amendola was slated to make $12 million dollars.
This is the second straight season Amendola has agreed to a pay cut to remain with the team.
Amendola caught 65 passes last season for 648 yards and 3 touchdowns. He added 7 more catches in the team’s two postseason games for 57 yards.
Amendola joined the team in 2013, but really caught on the past two seasons.
In three seasons with the Patriots, Amendola has played in 42 games, catching 146 passes for 1,481 yards and 6 touchdowns.
The 2014 postseason was really a breakout for Amendola during the team’s 2014 run to a Super Bowl win. Amendola caught 11 passes for 137 yards and 3 touchdowns in the team’s 3 postseason games. He caught 5 passes for 48 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots Super Bowl 49 win.
The Patriots will have Amendola, Edelman, and Martin back along with new additions Chris Hogan, Nate Washington, and draft picks Malcolm Mitchell and Devin Lucien. They also have Aaron Dobson, and Chris Harper returning as well.
The Patriots will have a great battle at the wide out position this year in what’s looking like a crowded and depth heavy area.