Danny “Playoff” Amendola is leaving the New England Patriots for an AFC East foe.
NFL Network’s Dan Hellie reports Amendola is expected to sign with the Miami Dolphins, per a source informed of the situation.
Amendola spent the past five seasons in New England, taking yearly pay cuts to remain with Tom Brady. The 32-year-old receiver has never earned more than 690 yards or four touchdowns in a single season during his nine-year career. He has repeatedly shined in the playoffs for the Patriots, however, including a two-TD performance in the AFC championship game and 152 yards on eight receptions in a Super Bowl LII loss.
Amendola marks the second receiver pick up the Dolphins plan to make when free agency opens on Wednesday. The team agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal with ex-Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson earlier on Tuesday, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.