By: Ian Logue
Danny Amendola is now a Patriot. (FILE:USPresswire)
On the same day the Patriots saw wide receiver Wes Welker sign with the Denver Broncos, they agreed to terms with another player who can hopefully pick up some of the slack that Welker has left behind.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Patriots have agreed to terms on a contract with St. Louis Rams receiver Danny Amedola, who the Patriots had been rumored to have been showing interest in last weekend.
The deal is reportedly for five-years and is worth $31 million, $10 million of which is guaranteed.
Amendola is 27 and will obviously fill Welker’s role from the slot next season. He’s not quite the player Welker was, but provided he can stay healthy he should hopefully be a good start as the Patriots are now in need of stocking a receiver position that is obviously a little thin at this point of the offseason.
The fourth year receiver has had some durability issues in recent years. He missed almost the entire 2011 season, and five games in 2012. He last played a full season back in 2010, finishing with 85 receptions for 689 yards and 3 touchdowns. In the 11 games he appeared in last season he had 63 catches for 666 yards and 3 touchdowns.