Danny Amendola values winning over money.
The New England Patriots wide receiver restructured his contract with the team, a source said Thursday. A plan has been in place since Tuesday for Amendola to cut down his salary, giving the Patriots extra cap room.
Amendola’s new contract is for three years and worth $12.75 million, according to various reports. His new deal maxes out at $15 million with added incentives.
Amendola was due for a $5.7 million cap hit in 2015. He served as the Patriots’ No. 3 receiver in 2014, catching 27 passes for 200 yards with a touchdown. He lifted his game at the end of the season, catching an extra 11 passes for 137 yards and three touchdowns during the playoffs.
Restructuring Amendola’s contract shouldn’t preclude the Patriots from adding other wide receivers this offseason. They already have signed free agents Brandon Gibson, Kevin Dorsey and Brian Tyms.
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