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NFL Rumors: Are Tom Brady and Danny Amendola a Free Agency Tandem?

If the Patriots are able to bring Tom Brady back, he might be bringing an old friend with him.

In fact, according to a report from Patriots beat writer Doug Kyed, wherever Brady lands in free agency, he could be bringing Danny Amendola along.

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More from Kyed's report: 

Brady could try to bring along Amendola to his next destination, and that could include both players returning to New England, a source with knowledge of the situation told

If that is a return to New England for both the QB, who'll be 43 in August, and the veteran wide receiver, who turns 35 in November, Mike Giardi of the NFL Network points out that perhaps Amendola has made amends with his former coach for some of his comments since leaving the Patriots two years ago.


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In 2019, Amendola played for the Detroit Lions, who had joint preseason practices with the Pats, and he played for the Miami Dolphins in 2018. It was shortly after signing with Miami, in an ESPN interview, that Amendola said Belichick "can be an a-hole sometimes." 

He also compared playing for Belichick as "almost like you've got a principal and a principal's office" in a Barstool Sports podcast. 

The Patriots quarterback addressed the possibility of retirement after the team's loss to the Titans.
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