The New England Patriots made many moves today. Earlier in the day it was reported that the Patriots have extended Buffalo Bills restricted free agent running back Mike Gillislee a two year 6.4 million offer sheet. It is a familiar move as the Patriots poached Chris Hogan from the Buffalo Bills last year and he went on to make a big impact in the playoffs, maybe the Bills should hold onto Gillislee if they are smart. Gillislee has averaged 5.7 yards per carry the last two seasons and totaled 577 yards for 8 touchdowns.
The Patriots also made a move that has become somewhat of a tradition. They restructured Danny Amendola’s contract he took a pay cut for the third straight year. Last year, Amendola took a 4.4 million dollar pay cut. Amendola was originally slated to make 6 million in 2017, but is at least expected to make more than the 1.6 million he did last year. Amendola has not been quite the player he was when he first came here, but he has still been an important part of the offense and has come up clutch in big games. Scoring two touchdowns in the divisional round two years ago against the Ravens and a touchdown in Super Bowl XLIX and then having a big performance in Super Bowl LI with 8 receptions for 78 yards and a touchdown, he has been big in big games. He must love being a Patriot and love winning to take yet another pay cut.