Losing Amendola has a minimal effect on the Patriots offense - in the regular season.
According to Peter Schrager of Fox Sports, Amendola's deal is for two years and up to $12 million with $8.25 million guaranteed. In five straight postseasons with New England, Amendola piled up 709 yards and six scores over 13 games. Aside from maybe a late-round pick or an undrafted free agent just to have another body around, the Patriots should be set at the position.
Amendola elevated his game in the postseason as the Patriots earned a spot in Super Bowl LII, totaling 26 catches for 348 yards and two touchdowns.
Amendola is also an experienced return specialist, which could mean he'll push receiver/returner Jakeem Grant for his role.
They are expected to get Julian Edelman back working the slot after he missed last season due to a torn ACL.
That despite the fact Bill Belichick has lauded Amendola for being the consummate teammate and professional.
As a playoff performer, Amendola consistently came up huge.
Overall, while it's tough to lose such a clutch player like Amendola, the offense will be able to survive and won't change much.