The Miami Dolphins have a new staff full of experienced former Patriots coaches, however they’re parting ways with an ex-New England receiver.
The Fins released Danny Amendola on Friday, just one year after signing him.
After five years with the Pats, which included two championship seasons, Amendola inked a two-year, $12 million deal with Miami in 2018. He expressed a level of relief at leaving head coach Bill Belichick’s authoritarian regime before embarking on a 7-9 season that included 59 receptions for just 575 yards and one score.
Even at his relatively reasonable salary, Amendola apparently wasn’t a fit for new head coach Brian Flores, who previously ran the Patriots defense, and offensive coordinator Chad O’Shea, who was Amendola’s position coach in New England.
Since Amendola’s contract was terminated prematurely, he’s now free to sign with a new team immediately rather than wait for the official start of NFL free agency Wednesday afternoon.
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He could be a candidate to return to New England, where wideouts Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Cordarrelle Patterson are all headed to the free agent market.
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