Miami Dolphins poach one of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's favorite targets

After five seasons with the Patriots Danny Amendola is expected to join the Dolphins

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.

A person familiar with the negotiations says receiver Danny Amendola is discussing a contract offer from the Miami Dolphins and is likely to sign with them when the NFL's new year begins Wednesday. However, he did his best work during the playoffs, where he caught 33 balls for 348 yards with two touchdowns in three games.

Amendola, who has been in New England since 2013, was arguably the Patriots' most valuable offensive weapon for quarterback Tom Brady in the team's run to Super Bowl LII.

The wide receiver has spent the last five seasons with the Patriots. Amendola never saw more targets over a full season in New England than the 87 he got in 2015. The big move that preceded Miami's trade of Landry and expected release of Suh to the Cleveland Browns was acquiring Robert Quinn, who hasn't been dominant in two seasons.

For the Patriots' part, they had to manage Amendola's snaps in the regular season to preserve the knee.

Amendola is also an experienced return specialist, which could mean he'll push receiver/returner Jakeem Grant for his role.



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