Pats sign Amendola to replace Welker-- Wed Mar 13 7:55 pm --
Ex-Rams' WR to fill the role of slot receiver in New England
The New England Patriots didn't value Wes Welker. They viewed him as a role player that was replaceable. Now they have replaced him. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Patriots have reached a five-year, $31 million agreement in principle with wide receiver Danny Amendola. The new deal includes $10 million guaranteed. (NFL.com)
FF Today's Take:Amendola probably stands to benefit from his change of scenery more than any other free agent in this year's class. The hard-working 27-year-old will be thrust into a pivotal role where he will receive a healthy dose of targets from one of the NFL's best quarterbacks. His health, which has been an issue in the past, is the only thing standing in his way of fantasy stardom.