Danny Amendola didn’t turn out to be the second coming of Wes Welker, and that’s a mistake a franchise can afford to make when you have Tom Brady under center.
Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report is reporting that the Patriots could choose to part ways with Amendola one year after signing him to a five-year $28.5 million deal.
NFL teams say the name of Danny Amendola has been floated in trade talks. The Patriots signed the wide receiver to a five-year, $28.5 million contract last offseason, but Amendola struggled to stay healthy and did not have the kind of impact the team envisioned him having. Amendola caught 54 passes for 633 yards with Tom Brady throwing to him. He had two better seasons when he played in St. Louis with Sam Bradford throwing to him. There has been speculation the Patriots could cut Amendola if a deal cannot be worked out.
Amendola simply isn’t Welker and the Patriots should have known that.