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.
Source: Patriots WR Danny Amendola has agreed to a reduced contract for 2017. Was scheduled to make $6M. More details as they come.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) April 18, 2017
NFL.com’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.