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Danny Amendola ‘all good’ with Tom Brady calling receivers ‘pygmies’

08.06.14 at 3:49 pm ET
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RICHMOND, Va. — Don’t worry Patriots fans. Danny Amendola says his feelings weren’t hurt by Tom Brady making fun of his lack of height and the similar stature of fellow receiver Julian Edelman.

After practice Tuesday, Tom Brady was asked if he appreciates throwing to 6-foot-3 Brandon LaFell.

“Absolutely. I’ve got some of the little pygmies out there like Julian and Danny and it’€™s nice to have a little bigger guy out there from time to time who has a bigger catch radius,” Brady joked. “Hopefully Danny and Julian don’€™t get mad at me for saying that. They won’€™t. They know I’€™m joking.”

Amendola confirmed Brady’s instinct after Wednesday’s walkthrough.

“I did hear that,” Amendola said with a good-natured smile. “I don’t know. It’s all good. I don’t even know what [a pygmy] is.”

That’s why we’re here. A Wikipedia search revealed the following:

A pygmy is a member of an ethnic group whose average height is unusually short; many anthropologists define pygmy as a member of any group where adult men are on average less than 150 cm tall.

For the record, Amendola (180 cm) and Edelman (178 cm) are well above the cutoff. So, how are Edelman, Amendola, LaFell and Thompkins all getting along?

“We’re all boys, we’re all really good friends,” Amendola said. “We work well together and we’re just trying to get better every day.”

Only time will tell if “The Pygmies” will join the ranks of “The Smurfs” and “The Fun Bunch” as other great diminutive receiving corps in NFL lore.

Read More: 2014 training camp, Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman
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