By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Detroit Lions have signed wide receiver Danny Amendola on Monday. He has received a one-year, $4.5 million deal.
He finds a new home before the start of free agency after being released last week by the Miami Dolphins. Amendola was linked to the New England Patriots on Sunday.
However, he signs with former Patriots Defensive Coordinator Matt Patricia, who is now the head coach of the Lions. Bob Quinn, the GM of the Lions, used to work with the Patriots, as well.
Amendola will be able to run routes in the middle of the field, while Marvin Jones and Kenny Golladay focus on the outside.
He spent one season with the Dolphins. He signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the franchise on March 16th, 2018.
He made 15 starts with the Dolphins this past season. He had 59 receptions for 575 yards and one touchdown.
He also had one carry for -2 yards.
Besides the Dolphins and the Patriots, he also began his career with the St. Louis Rams, where he played the first four years of his career.
He spent five years of his career with the Patriots. And players, who leave on good terms, have been given an opportunity to come back.