Danny Amendola’s Contract Restructure Frees Up Over $2.5M In Salary Cap Room

Danny Amendola has one more year to prove his worth on the New England Patriots.

The slot receiver did the Patriots a big favor by lowering his 2015 salary cap hit from $5.7 million to $3.116 million, according to a source, freeing up $2,583,334. Amendola received a $500,000 signing bonus but had his base salary cut from $4 million to $1.25 million. Amendola can earn $750,000 by catching over 62 passes. That incentive went up from $500,000. He also earns $31,250 for each game he’s active, for a total roster bonus of $500,000.

Amendola’s 2016 ($5 million) and 2017 salaries ($6 million) were not changed, so this essentially is a one-year deal for Amendola, who caught 27 passes for 200 yards and a touchdown during the 2014 regular season as the Patriots’ No. 3 receiver. He raised his game, catching 11 passes for 137 yards with three touchdowns.

The NFL Players Association’s website lists the Patriots as having $18,141,954 in salary cap room.

Thumbnail photo via Steven Senne/Associated Press

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