Amendola was Tom Brady's top-targeted receiver at the time of his exit, hauling in six catches for 100 yards. The eight-year veteran was filling in admirably for Julian Edelman -- who will miss the 2017 season with a torn ACL -- running many of the same short and intermediate routes his receiving mate would have.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick recognizes longtime research director Ernie Adams
As he wrapped up his Wednesday news conference, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick went out of his way to recognize the contributions of longtime researcher Ernie Adams.
Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer: Danielle Hunter 'looks fantastic' after missing 2020 with neck injury
Speaking during Vikings minicamp Wednesday, head coach Mike Zimmer admitted the club was unsure how healthy Danielle Hunter might be after surgery on a herniated disc in his neck in October. But after seeing the Pro Bowler, the veteran coach said Hunter "looks fantastic."
Ravens' Calais Campbell contemplating retirement after 2021 season
Turning 35 in September, Ravens DE Calais Campbell is weighing the possibility of retiring after the 2021 campaign, which would be his 14th NFL season.
Browns RB Nick Chubb on contract talks: 'Cleveland is where I want to be'
Entering the final year of his rookie contract, Browns RB Nick Chubb isn't holding out of minicamp in an effort to get a new deal and said his next payday isn't a focus. However, Chubb made it known he hopes to sign long term at some point.
Steelers OC Canada plans to lean on Roethlisberger: 'We are going to do what Ben wants to do'
Entering his first year as the Steelers offensive coordinator and play-caller Matt Canada explains his strategy for a Pittsburgh offense that to find its identity late in the season.
Robby Anderson: QB Sam Darnold has different 'aura' in Carolina
Panthers WR Robby Anderson explains the differences of Sam Darnold a year removed from their days as New York Jets.
Retired RB C.J. Anderson hired as HC of Northern California football power Monte Vista High School
C.J. Anderson knows all about playing for championships. He'll be expected to compete for them in his next venture as well. The retired RB announced on Tuesday via Twitter that he has been hired as the head coach of Monte Vista High School in Danville, California.
Matt Nagy reiterates Andy Dalton will be Bears' starter, Justin Fields 'our No. 2'
The Bears' selection of Justin Fields sparked some chatter of a QB battle but, according to coach Matt Nagy, Andy Dalton's starting spot has already been signed, sealed and delivered.
Raiders QB Derek Carr: 'I'd probably quit football if I had to play for somebody else'
The Raiders were the lone team to appear on the reported wish lists for both Aaron Rodgers and Russell Wilson amid their discontent with their respective franchises. Derek Carr, whose job would be claimed if Las Vegas traded for either of the NFC star QBs, declared Tuesday there's only one team he'll play for. It's the same one he's been with for his entire career.
Cowboys announce return to Oxnard for training camp
After a season away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dallas Cowboys are saddling up for a return to the friendly confides of Oxnard, California. The Cowboys announced Tuesday their official return to Oxnard for 2021 training camp.
Bill Belichick: Cam Newton's 'way ahead of where he was last year at this time'
After a season of struggles last year with a lack of offseason preparation, Patriots QB Cam Newton is "way ahead of where he was later year at this time."
Tua Tagovailoa on 5-INT minicamp practice: Emphasis was 'to be aggressive, push the ball downfield'
During Tuesday's opening day of Dolphins minicamp practice, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa struggled in what was described as monsoon-like weather by some beat reporters. The second-year signal-caller reportedly tossed five interceptions during the session.