In 2017, with Edelman injured, he caught 61 passes for 659 yards and two touchdowns, third on the team behind Gronk and Brandin Cooks.
The good news - it looks like Danny Amendola is staying in the AFC East. When the financial figures are released, it might be easier to understand why they declined to match the offer for a player who couldn't fill a fulltime role for the length of the year.
He was particularly a favorite target for Tom Brady in the postseason, hauling in 26 catches for 348 yards and two touchdowns in three playoff games last season and was a key figure in the Patriots' Super Bowl championships in 2014 and 2016.
Amendola, 32, will best be known for his playoff performances in his five seasons with New England. The Dolphins also reportedly agreed to sign former Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson to a three-year deal the NFL Network says is worth $24 million deal.
Amendola, 32, is a nine-year National Football League veteran with 426 career receptions and 19 touchdowns. Kenny Stills and DeVante Parker were expected to start, and Jakeem Grant proved he had big-play ability in the second half of the season.