Danny Amendola Could Be Done With Patriots?1 min ago Patriots 75936615 by anti java, on FlickrMike Florio of Pro Football Talk, citing a source with knowledge of the situation, reports that it’s possible the Patriots could move on from WR Danny Amendola.According to Florio, the Patriots are likely to approach Amendola about taking a pay cut at some point this offseason.Florio mentions that Amendola could refuse and essentially force them to either cut him or put him on the trade block in the coming weeks.Should Amendola end up being available, Florio believes he would draw interest from other teams.Amendola, 30, is in the second year of his three-year $12.75 million contract and stands to make a base salary of $5 million for the 2016 season. He’s scheduled to make another $6 million salary in 2017.According to OverTheCap.com, releasing Amendola would free up $4,070,832 in available cap space while creating $2,733,334 in dead money.In 2015, Amendola appeared in 14 games for the Patriots and recorded 65 receptions for 648 yards receiving and three touchdowns. He also contributed 172 kick return yards and another 276 punt return yards for the team. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 29 receiver out of 121 qualifying players.
Danny has no leverage to fight the Patriots against reworking that contract and its not in his best interest to get let go. He never lived up to the pay because hes injured all over the place and now hes 30, yet when hes healthy and in the game hes a threat so they will make a deal. Hes gonna make less money one way or the other so he best do it on the Patriots where he can win a superbowl as the slot guy who doesnt need to be relied on.Now if he were cut, I would want him here if it were for cheap. Cheap enough for it not to matter when he misses game, you just sub Humphries into his spot. And when he is healthy it gives Winston a phenomenal group (Jackson, Amendola, Evans) subs: Murphy, Humphries, Bell
Danny needs to take less money and a better shot at a ring. If I was making millions of dollars playing a game I love I would rather have the rings than a few extra million
OrDanny knows his future health isn't very bright and he needs to get every penny he can now to support him later when he can't even walk straight or concussion damage kicks in.Just saying, each person has their own way of thinking and there is no one right answer.
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