Danny Amendola reportedly takes another pay cut to stay with Patriots

With the addition of Brandin Cooks, the emergence of Chris Hogan and the always steady Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola has nearly seemed like an afterthought among the New England Patriots receivers coming off of his Super Bowl LI heroics. This marks the second consecutive season in which the Texas Tech alum has restructured his contract to remain in Foxboro. In 2016, he was set to make $6 million and that was decreased to $1.6 million.

The former Texas Tech standout missed four games due to a high-ankle sprain and finished the year with 23 grabs for 243 yards and four touchdowns. They typically only carry five, but they now have Amendola, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell, new-acquired Brandin Cooks and special teams captain Matthew Slater. New England's offer reportedly is for two years at $6.4 million, including $4 million in the first year of the deal. Back then he was brought in as a replacement for former New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker.

He was originally set to make $5 million in 2015, and negotiated his contract down to about $2.71 million. He appears to care more about winning Super Bowls than making the most money he possibly could.

He came up big in Super Bowl LI.

Vanessa Coleman