Danny Amendola, a wide receiver who spent 13 seasons playing for five different teams and won two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, announced his retirement on Twitter, according to his agent Erik Burkhardt. Although the 36-year-old Amendola played in only eight games during his last season with the Houston Texans in 2021, his time in Boston will be most cherished.
Amendola was a dependable slot receiver for Tom Brady from 2013 through 2017 and also excelled on special teams. He participated in three Super Bowls, winning two of them. Amendola played a total of 163 games with 76 starts for the St. Louis Rams, Patriots, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and Texans. He also has 617 career grabs for 6,212 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns. 11,761 total yards were his career total for all purposes. Due to his performance in the postseason games, Amendola earned the nickname “Playoff Danny.”