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REPORT: WR Danny Amendola agrees to “reduced contract” to stay with Patriots

New England is keeping one of their most clutch players around.

The New England Patriots have agreed to a reduced contract with WR Danny Amendola, per ESPN’s Field Yates. Amendola was projected to earn $6 million in 2017, which was much too expensive for his contributions on the field. The receiver knew he needed to restructure to remain in New England, or be released.’s Ian Rapoport reports that “Amendola will make slightly more than the $1.6M he made in 2016.

Amendola has restructured his contract for the third straight season, reducing his salary each time. Prior to the 2015 season, Amendola cut over $2.5 million out of his contract in exchange for $500,000 guaranteed. Prior to 2016, Amendola further amended his contract in exchange for $1.35 million guaranteed.

Look for Amendola’s contract to contain a substantial amount of guaranteed money, with additional earnings tied to incentives and game-day activity.

More on this story to follow.