We’re just a couple weeks away from the start of free agency, but the Detroit Lions have reportedly decided to keep one of their own before the new year starts. According to NFL Network’s Peter Schrager, the Lions are re-signing wide receiver Danny Amendola to a one-year deal.
Last year, Amendola enjoyed one of the best years of his career. He pulled in 62 catches for 678 yards, just 11 yards short of a career high. Amendola joined Marvin Jones Jr. and Kenny Golladay to produce one of the NFL’s best trio of receivers in 2019.
Given his production and his attitude, it was no surprise that the Lions wanted him back for another year, despite the fact that Amendola is 34 years old. That being said, it was no guarantee that Amendola wanted to return to Detroit, especially with his old quarterback Tom Brady potentially facing free agency next month.
Terms of the agreement are not out yet (though it’s reportedly a one-year deal), and the Lions have yet to make this move official. However, for the time being, you can cross out slot receiver off the Lions’ most pressing needs list.