Miami Dolphins expected to sign WR Danny Amendola
By Brian Miller
According to a report the Miami Dolphins are expected to sign free agent receiver Danny Amendola to a contract.
The Dolphins are beefing up their wide-receiver group. Having already come to a deal of sorts with Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson the Dolphins have lined up Danny Amendola as well.
Dolphins fans are very familiar with the Patriots receiver having faced him twice the last couple of seasons. It’s a shrewd move to take a member of an AFC East rival. Amendola is not the receiver he used to be but is still productive and adds some leadership to a unit that could use the infusion.
The logical question is what does this mean for a group of receivers that are pretty deep? Miami has Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker playing on the outside and Wilson will slide into the slot. Behind the starters are the speedy Jakeem Grant and Miami still has Leonte Carroo on the roster which may not be for long.
Speculation has already started to surface that it could DeVante Parker who moves on. Parker has been a disappointing first round draft pick who has shown signs of becoming great but inconsistency and the inability to play through some injuries has fans and some in the media questioning his worth ethic and his future in Miami.
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More than likely it is Carroo who will be the odd man out. After two seasons Carro has only 10 receptions and has not been a very reliable player for the Dolphins. Miami traded a 6th round pick in 2016 and a third and fourth pick in 2017 to move up in the 2016 draft to take him in the 3rd round.
Amendola has done very well in New England when he has been healthy and a solid target for Tom Brady. How Miami fits him into the games will be interesting. Miami could use four-wide receiver sets more often or Amendola could slide into a rotation with any one of the receivers.
It’s becoming a little clear that Miami’s “plan” is to add veterans who can lead both vocally and on the field. Something they have lacked the last few years.