Danny Amendola is an NFL wide receiver currently on the New England Patriots.
Amendola went undrafted out of Texas Tech in 2008 and signed with the Dallas Cowboys, but he spent the year on the practice squad.
The receiver signed with the Rams toward the beginning of the 2009 season. Amendola proceeded to lead the NFL with 66 kickoff returns for 1,618 yards. He also caught 43 balls for 326 yards.
In 2010, Amendola led the NFL in all-purpose yards as he returned 50 kicks for 1,142 yards, caught 85 passes for 689 yards and three touchdowns, and returned 40 punts for 452 yards. His 2,364 all-purpose yards were the 18th-highest total in league history.
Amendola dislocated his elbow in the 2011 season opener and missed the rest of the year.
He returned in 2012 and recorded 63 catches for 666 yards and three touchdowns. He returned 17 punts for 122 yards, but only returned two kickoffs for 16 yards. The Rams finished 7-8-1 and Amendola missed the playoffs for the fourth straight season.
After the Patriots decided not to re-sign Wes Welker, Amendola signed a five-year, $31 million contract with New England. In his first season with the team, he had 54 catches for 633 yards and two touchdowns in 12 games. The Patriots finished 12-4 and Amendola had 77 receiving yards in his playoff debut against the Indianapolis Colts. He had zero catches in the AFC title game as the Patriots lost to the Broncos.
The Patriots finished 12-4 in 2014, but Amendola caught just 27 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown.
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