Danny Amendola will not be back for a sixth season with the New England Patriots.
Amendola saved his best performances for the 2017 playoffs as he caught 26 passes for 348 yards two touchdowns.
USC, Notre Dame highlight many notable NIT matchups
This one likely stings for Irish fans given Notre Dame won the regular season matchup on the road without Colson and Farrell. The semifinal and championship games will be played at New York's historic Madison Square Garden for the 81st year.
Amendola spent the last five seasons with the Patriots and saw an increased role last season after Julian Edelman tore his ACL before the season began. 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. The 32-year-old caught 61 passes on 86 targets for 659 yards and two touchdowns during the regular season, often serving as quarterback Tom Brady's go-to guy on third and fourth down.
Free agents can not officially sign with teams until NFL Free Agency begins on Wednesday at 4pm, but this news will certainly be hard to take for New England fans.
As for the Patriots, they should still be fine at wide receiver for next season even with Amendola's absence.