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Pats WR Amendola to contribute to marathon fund

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola plans to donate $100 for every pass he catches next season to charity funds set up in the wake of the explosions at the Boston Marathon.

Amendola tweeted yesterday that he would give that amount to whatever “Boston Marathon Relief Fund” is established and $200 for any dropped pass. The Patriots signed Amendola in the offseason as a free agent from the St. Louis Rams.

Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork sent a tweet asking for $10 donations to the Vince Wilfork Foundation with all proceeds until the end of April going to benefit victims of the explosions.

Two explosions near the finish line of Monday’s race killed three people and wounded more than 170.

In other team news, the Patriots re-signed restricted free-agent tight end Michael Hoomanawanui yesterday. Terms of the contract weren’t disclosed.

The 24-year-old Hoomanawanui made six starts and played in 14 regular-season games after joining New England as a free agent in September. He had five receptions for 109 yards.

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