If New England is unable to move the 28-year-old Amendola, the organization may release the chandelier after June 1 and pocket $1.375 million against the 2014 cap.
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.
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 on March 13 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.
Comparatively, the 32-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, in a bottom line business, the Patriots have millions of reasons to axe Danny Amendola.by