According to Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk.com, the Patriots have their sights set on Danny Amendola in free agency. “The ace in the hole for the Patriots is Danny Amendola,” said Mike Florio on the Dan Patrick Show. He went on to say “He’s the slot receiver from the Rams, several years younger [than Welker], and he’s had plenty of injuries, but he’s one of the toughest players in the NFL,” Florio explains “It could be that the Patriots already have plans — and tampering’s not supposed to be happening. but every team is doing it. But they may already have an understanding that on the first day of free agency, they’re going to ink Danny Amendola to replace Wes Welker, which would make a lot of sense if that’s what they do.
“The Rams couldn’t justify putting the franchise tag on Amendola because, for a slot receiver, to pay him $10 million, you just can’t justify paying him that much money, but it’s an important position to take care of. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Amendola is a Patriot next Tuesday.”
If Wes Welker walks, or continues to ask for too much money and shops around, New England will grab Danny Amendola. They love him, and they do want him on their team, especially if Welker walks. Look for this deal to get done next week, especially if Welker leans toward leaving. The Patriots always have a plan, and “Danny AM” is that.
Remember that New England might sign Danny Amendola even if they keep Welker, they would love to add another weapon for Tom Brady.