I will DONATE $100 for EVERY pass I catch next season to whatever "Boston Marathon Relief Fund" there is. And $200 for any dropped pass.— Danny Amendola (@DannyAmendola) April 16, 2013
Amendola, 27, shouldn't have much trouble fronting the bill after he was signed by the Patriots to a five-year deal worth $28.5 million with a $6 million signing bonus. If he can manage to stay healthy, there's also reason to believe that Amendola will be a very productive receiver for the Patriots following the departure of Wes Welker.
In 2012, Amendola led all St. Louis Rams receivers with 63 receptions, despite missing five games and eight starts due to a dislocated clavicle. In the season prior, he caught just five passes after a triceps injury in Week 1 forced him to have season-ending surgery.
While his career-high is 85 receptions from the 2010 season when he was able to play a full, 16-game season with the Rams, Amendola could push for 100 receptions in the Tom Brady-led Patriots offense. In six seasons with the Patriots, Welker averaged 112 receptions per season.
Multiple explosions occurred at the finish line of the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday, killing three and wounding several.