He was also as tough as anyone in the locker room.
Amendola has been with the Pats since 2013.
As for New England's receivers heading into 2018, they have Brandin Cooks, Julian Edelman (who should be back after missing the 2017 season), Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett and Malcolm Mitchell under contract.
Amendola should be able to play a prominent role in Miami.
The Patriots are losing one of their biggest playoff performers.