Lions re-sign veteran Amendola to one-year deal

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Detroit Lions have re-signed wide receiver Danny Amendola. He has received a one-year deal.

Amendola was slated to become a free agent in March before signing this agreement. Financial terms of this new agreement were not disclosed.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola warms up before the game against the Green Bay Packers
Danny Amendola warms up before the game against the Green Bay Packers (Getty Images)

The 34-year-old The Woodlands, Texas native was in his first season in Detroit in 2019. He signed with the Lions after previously being with the New England Patriots when Matt Patricia was a part of the coaching staff.

Now, Patricia is the head coach of the Lions.

In Detroit, he appeared in 15 games, including 10 starts. He had 62 receptions for 678 yards and a touchdown.

The 62 receptions were his most since the 2015 season when he had 65 receptions with the New England Patriots. The 678 yards were the second-most in his career, as he had 689 yards in 2010 as a member of the St. Louis Rams.

Amendola was third on the roster in receiving yards. Only Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones had more receiving yards than the veteran receiver.

Golladay had a team-high 1,190 receiving yards on 65 receptions. Jones had 779 receiving yards on 62 receptions.

In his career, Amendola has appeared in 141 games, including 71 starts. He has 547 receptions for 5,362 yards and 21 touchdowns.

He also has 16 carries for 97 yards.

Besides the Lions, Patriots, and Rams, he also spent the 2018 season with the Miami Dolphins.

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