Danny Amendola

There are some professions where you have to feel for them, because as soon as they show up for work, everyone is already crazy.

Danny Amendola

There are some professions where you have to feel for them, because as soon as they show up for work, everyone is already crazy.

Danny Amendola

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As beloved as he is now, many of us gave him the side-eye when Danny Amendola joined the New England Patriots in 2013 when he came in to replace local god Wes Welker.

Finally, on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that after 13 NFL seasons, Amendo is hanging up his spikes and calling it a career.

A former rookie free agent based out of Texas Tech, Amendola entered the league in 2008 and arrived in New England five years after being signed by Bill Belichick for another $31 million.

Fast forward nine years and Amendola ended his career in 163 regular-season games and 13 playoff games,

 with 617 receptions and 57 playoff catches for 6,212 yards and 709 playoff yards, respectively. He scored 24 regular-season 

touchdowns and, crucially for the Patriots, six postseason scores against some of the oldest defenses in NFL history.

Perhaps more importantly, he transformed himself from a reputation as an effective, but often injured