Miami Dolphins poach one of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's favorite targets

Danny Amendola will not be back for a sixth season with the New England Patriots.

Amendola caught 61 passes for 659 yards and two touchdowns in the 2017 regular season, and was New England's star in the AFC Championship Game. He was arguably the Patriots' best offensive player outside of Brady during their three-game playoff run, catching 26 passes on 33 targets for 248 yards and two touchdowns.

Amendola spent the last five seasons with the Patriots and saw an increased role last season after Julian Edelman tore his ACL before the season began. The deal can not be officially signed until March 14, which is the start of the new league year.

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Amendola will be joining a slightly revamped Dolphins receiving corps which also includes the recently-signed Albert Wilson as well as holdovers Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker.

Amendola becomes the second receiver the Dolphins have reportedly agreed to terms with since the free agent negotiating period opened on Monday.

The Miami Dolphins just lost their top receiver in Jarvis Landry, whom they traded to the Cleveland Browns.

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