After an underwhelming season with the Miami Dolphins, wide receiver Danny Amendola is on the move yet again. This time, he’s reuniting with an old friend.
On Monday morning, the Detroit Lions announced that they were signing Amendola as a free agent. The move comes less than three days after he was released by the Dolphins.
In moving to Detroit, Amendola reunites with Lions head coach Matt Patricia, who previously served as a defensive coach with the New England Patriots. Amendola played for the Patriots from 2013 to 2017, winning two Super Bowls in the process.
— Detroit Lions (@Lions) March 11, 2019
Amendola signed with the Dolphins early in 2018 on a two-year deal. But despite a career-high 15 starts, his production in Miami did not reach the same level as his previous years in New England.
In 2018, he had 59 catches for 575 yards and only one touchdown. He also added a touchdown pass.
Coming out of Texas Tech in 2008, Amendola went undrafted and bounced around practice squads before landing on the Rams.
He spent four years with the Rams before being picked up by the Patriots and quickly proved to be an ideal slot receiver for Tom Brady.
In five seasons catching passes from Tom Brady, Amendola had 230 receptions for 2,383 yards and 12 touchdowns. He averaged 10.4 yards per catch.