Amendola, who has battled knee and ankle injuries in consecutive seasons, wants to contribute to the Patriots’ offense, even as he takes a lesser role behind Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, and Malcolm Mitchell.
“I want to play football for some more time. I’m not done yet,” Amendola said to ESPN’s Mike Reiss. “Wherever that may be, whatever it is, wherever it is. I want to play football at a high level. This is where it’s going to be, so I love it here. I’m going to try to make this team and try to fulfill my role, whatever that may be. Try to expand my role, whatever that may be. Try to be here for my teammates and try to win games. That’s why I am here.”
Amendola joined the Patriots after spending four years with the Rams, where he never saw the playoffs, and has grown accustomed to winning after capturing two Super Bowls in four seasons. To little surprise, Amendola raved about his current organization and playing under legendary head coach Bill Belichick.
“I love playing for this city, I love playing for this team, I love the atmosphere Coach (Belichick) brings when we walk into the building every day,” Amendola said. “I want to play good football, and I feel like this is the place where I’ll be able to challenge myself and play the best football I can.”
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