Houston Texans’ Danny Amendola celebrates a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Titans Texans 110

Longtime NFL wide receiver Danny Amendola has officially announced his retirement, despite reportedly receiving offers from “multiple” NFL teams for the upcoming season, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter added that the Texas Tech grad “is ready to pursue various other interests, including having initial talks with broadcasting networks.”

“It was better than I could have ever imagined,” Amendola told Schefter about his career.

Signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2008, Amendola spent a season on their practice squad. After that, he spent four seasons with the St. Louis Rams before spending five years with the New England Patriots, winning two Super Bowls while playing alongside Tom Brady. He left in 2018 to join the Miami Dolphins for one year before spending two seasons with the Detroit Lions. Amendola spent 2021 with the Houston Texans, appearing in just eight games.

In total, the 36-year-old spent 13 years in the NFL, garnering 617 receptions for 6,212 yards and 24 touchdowns. Amendola was named to the New England Patriots All-2010s Team and is still well-remembered for his time with the franchise.

Amendola might not be a Hall-of-Famer but he’s certainly going to be remembered for his time in the NFL. And with the announcement of his retirement on Monday, plenty of people around the NFL World chimed in with their thoughts about him.

[Adam Schefter]

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