Amendola will be joining a slightly revamped Dolphins receiving corps which also includes the recently-signed Albert Wilson as well as holdovers Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker. So, no discount for the Patriots this time.
Some of Amendola's best moments came in the postseason.
Wilson, who played quarterback at Port St. Lucie High School and wide receiver at Georgia State, had career bests in receptions (42), yards (554) and touchdowns (three) last season for the Chiefs.
Amendola just completed a two-year contract with the Patriots that paid out $7.35 million. Amendola never saw more targets over a full season in New England than the 87 he got in 2015. However, he must have liked Miami's offer enough to decide to leave the perennial Super Bowl contenders.
The Patriots are losing one of their biggest playoff performers. Amendola is now signing with the Miami Dolphins, but that won't change the friendship between the three players.
Before joining the Patriots, Amendola spent four seasons with the then-St.
The loss of Amendola does put a little more pressure on Edelman to stay healthy, as Amendola was really the only slot receiver the Patriots had a year ago who could catch passes over the middle. Ndamukong Suh will be headed elsewhere, as will Lawrence Timmons.