WR Danny Amendola Is Still Valuable to Lions

John Maakaron

According to NFL Network's Peter Schrager, the Lions are bringing back veteran wide receiver Danny Amendola on a one-year deal. 

The exact terms of his agreement with the Lions have yet to be released, and the Lions have not made Saturday's announcement official. 

Amendola's agent Erik Burkhardt sent out a congratulatory tweet for his client securing a deal that he believed was well-deserved for the veteran wideout.

After previous stops with the St. Louis Rams, New England Patriots and Miami Dolphins, Amendola originally signed with Detroit in 2019.

The 34-year-old had success in his first season with the Lions.

In fact, he was just 11 yards shy of a career-high in receiving yards.

In 2019, Amendola recorded 62 receptions for 678 yards and one touchdown in 15 games.

Following the end of the season, there was some speculation that Amendola could look to reunite with longtime friend Tom Brady back in New England.

More importantly, for the Lions and head coach Matt Patricia, Amendola embodies what the coaching staff is looking for in terms of leadership in the locker room. 

He brings with him a no-nonsense mentality that the coaching staff is desperately seeking in the midst of some challenging times. 

He was voted a team captain, and displayed grit despite tough times for the team all throughout 2019.

Amendola and fellow receivers Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay are all currently playing on one-year contracts.


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He was a solid contributor in 2019!