Feud behind them, Dolphins WR Danny Amendola calls Bobby McCain his brother

Bobby McCain and Danny Amendola will square off constantly in practice over the next few months. (Andres Leiva/The Post)

DAVIE — Like most sports rivalries, the tension between Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain and former Patriots slot receiver Danny Amendola was rooted in begrudging respect.

McCain said Amendola was his second-most hated player in the league (Tom Brady holds the top spot) and the two got into an altercation last season that pushed McCain to the point of taking a swing at him and getting ejected. But now that Amendola is with Miami, he and McCain have formed a bond.

“We’re good,” Amendola said after today’s Organized Team Activity practice. “We’re good. We’re brothers.”

He also said that there was no heart-to-heart or anything like that once he arrived and didn’t feel like they needed to discuss what happened last November.

McCain spoke about Amendola on Tuesday and cracked that, “He’s not as bad as I thought he was.” He also praised him as a major asset for the Dolphins on the field and in the locker room.

The interesting thing about McCain and Amendola being teammates is that they’ll actually go against each other much more than when they were opponents. They should be matched up often throughout OTAs, the preseason and in practice during the year.

“I have a lot of respect for Bobby,” Amendola said. “He’s a great player. He and I are cut from the same cloth. We’re some dogs out there. We like to compete. It brings the best out of both of us out there in practice. He’s getting me better. I’m competing my tail off against him and I know he’s a great player.”

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