Posted March 14, 2013

Report: Patriots, Danny Amendola agree in principle on deal

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The Patriots and Danny Amendola agreed to a five-year deal worth $31 million. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

The Patriots and Danny Amendola agreed to a five-year deal worth $31 million. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

The New England Patriots reached an agreement Wednesday on a deal with former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola, ESPN.com reports.

The deal is for five years and is worth $31 million with $10 million guaranteed. Amendola is expected to replace Wes Welker, who signed with the Denver Broncos earlier in the day, at the slot receiver position.

He missed virtually all of the 2011 season after dislocating his left elbow in the opener, and then injuring a triceps muscle after returning to practice.

Amendola had 63 receptions for 666 yards and three touchdowns last season. In his four-year NFL career, Amendola has 196 catches for 1,726 yards and seven scores.


15 comments
MRMc
MRMc

Disgusting... What a crap move by the Pats..... He is not as bad as people are making him out to be. Remember Welker was a nobody before he hooked up with the Pats and likely he will increase his production with them as long as he doesn't screw up run the wrong routes and get the Brady stare of death......

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

Slot, security blanket for qb, lets exclude your white comment but yes they are quite similar, why else would ne give him almost the same amount Welker got from den and 3 additional years to add, oh yeah he's 5 years younger. The only worry is the injury history, other than that potentially the exact player in their system.

John4
John4

Replacing Wes Welker with Danny Aendola is like replacing Roger Stuabach with Danny White.  Or replacing Troy Aikman with Tony Romo.  It is NOT like replacing #4 Vikings (sick of saying/hearing his name) with Aaron Rodgers.  That GB QB change was as good as it gets.  Welker out, Amendola in is a downgrade.  Nobody with any intelligence at all thinks otherwise.  

JohnP
JohnP

 @John4 Speaking of lack of intelligence ^^^^^^^

John4
John4

 @JohnP John Pee - Your first BJ a little salty?  

nathan l
nathan l

The real story: The Pats thought they could lowball Wes Welker, lost out, and then overpaid for plan B,a 28-year old guy who has played 12 games the past 2 years. What could go wrong?

John4
John4

 @nathan l It's the Patriot way.  If your name isn't Brady then plan to be cut whenever you seek market value in your next contract.  

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

And the evil empire strike again. I like the deal... He's a younger Welker and as long as he can stay healthy, the wheels keep churning, now about my Raiders...

John4
John4

 @Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask About your Raiders, what?  They're looking at 3-13 in 2013.  Maybe they'll catch a few breaks and manage to go 5-11?  The only reason the Raiders are solvent is because the NFL will not let them fail.  (Revenue sharing).  The Raiders are an example of what NOT to do.  An absolute disaster of a franchise.  

Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask
Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

@John4 I meant my comment with sarcasm if you didn't catch it, I have to take Oakland situation with some humor or I will depress and anger myself like so many other fellow Raider fans

John4
John4

 @Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask No, He's not.  He's a white WR, and Welker is a white WR.  That is where the similarity ends.  If he's a younger Welker, oh, I got nothing.  He's NOT a younger Welker.  

bbc
bbc

 @Papi Del Negro..... Dont ask

 He may be a younger Welker but he doesn't stay on the field all that much. Every time I saw Rams, Amendola was out injured.