New England Patriots chandelier Danny Amendola didn’t have groin surgery

Considering Rob Gronkowski is a gimp, New England could use Amendola.

Brittle New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola didn’t require offseason surgery to fix his torn adductor longus tendon.

The 28-year-old Amendola, an invisible man in January’s 26-16 loss to the Denver Broncos in the AFC Championship, was again plagued by various ailments all season.

Accordingly, New England may release their human chandelier after June 1 and pocket $1.375 million against the 2014 cap.

Undrafted out of Texas Tech University in 2008, the 5-foot-11, 188-pound Amendola has missed 25 games due to a vast array of wounds since 2011.

Amendola inked a five-year contract worth $28.5 million with New England in March 2013 to replace the dynamic Wes Welker.

An elusive player with very good hands and vision, the former Red Raider recorded 54 catches for 633 yards and two scores over 12 contests as a Patriot.

Comparatively, the 33-year-old Welker had 73 receptions for 778 yards and 10 touchdowns in 13 games.

Because Tom Brady can successfully throw a pigskin to an alligator, New England featured the league’s third premier attack and Julian Edelman became a quasi-star.

Hence, despite swapping a standout weapon for a liability, the Patriots finished 12-4 and again captured the AFC East crown.

Injuries are commonplace in a collision sport that’s predicated off of violence.

So, it’s somewhat unfair to criticize Amendola for being delicate.

Nevertheless, with or without a strong groin, the Patriots have millions of reasons to axe Danny Amendola next month.

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