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Danny Amendola expected to sign with Dolphins

Danny Amendola expected to sign with Dolphins

Danny Amendola will not be back for a sixth season with the New England Patriots.

Amendola, 32, spent the last five seasons with the Patriots. In 2017, with Edelman injured, he caught 61 passes for 659 yards and two touchdowns, third on the team behind Gronk and Brandin Cooks. Amendola has done his best work in the slot, and he will likely be tasked to play that role for the Dolphins next season now that Landry has left.

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His two late touchdown catches helped the Patriots complete their comeback against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game, and his 152 yards on eight catches in New England's Super Bowl LII loss to the Philadelphia Eagles led all receivers. After battling injuries early in his tenure in New England, Amendola developed into one of the most clutch players in franchise history.

And so, the Dolphins suddenly have a logjam at receiver. The Dolphins also reportedly agreed to sign former Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson to a three-year deal the NFL Network says is worth $24 million deal. Amendola, Wilson, Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker to be the top pass-catching options.