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Danny Amendola contract terms: WR earns slight pay raise

The Lions veteran receiver will cost more this year, but not by much.

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Earlier this week, the Detroit Lions confirmed earlier reports that they were re-signing veteran receiver Danny Amendola for the 2020 season. Now NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero has the contract details for Amendola.

Per Pelissero, Amendola’s one-year deal is worth $5 million with $4.5 million guaranteed. If he plays at the same level as 2019—when he nearly set a career record with 62 catches and 678 yards—he can earn an additional $500,000 in bonuses, and he can even earn another $500,000 if he outperforms that.

This is nearly an identical contract to what Amendola got last year. Then, he signed a one-year, $4.5 million deal with $4.25 million guaranteed.

It’s a small price to pay for a player that was as efficient on the field and as focused off the field as Amendola. Though he’ll turn 35 late this year, Amendola is a steady option for 2020, while the Lions start to prepare for the future.

As of now, Detroit’s top three receivers—Amendola, Kenny Golladay, and Marvin Jones Jr.—all have expiring contracts after this upcoming season. In other words, expect Detroit to make some more long-term moves at the wide receiver position this year. In the meantime, they can rely on Amendola for one more year.

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