- According to Yates, Amendola’s new deal will pay him slightly more than $1.6 million.
The expectation has been that Amendola and the Patriots would agree to a restructured deal at some point this offseason, given that the Patriots traded for WR Brandin Cooks a month ago and Amendola was likely to see a reduced role as a result of this move.
Amendola, 31, originally signed on with the Cowboys as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech back in 2008. He spent over a year in Dallas before eventually signing on with the Eagles.
He played a number of seasons for the Rams before the Patriots signed him to a five-year contract back in 2013.
Amendola is currently in the final year of his two-year, $7.35 million contract and was set to make a base salary of $6 million in 2017 to go along with $500,000 in per-game roster bonuses.
In 2016, Amendola appeared in 12 games and caught 23 passes for 243 yards receiving and four touchdowns for the Patriots. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 66 receiver out of 115 qualifying players.
We’ll have more regarding Amendola’s new contract as the news is available.