Welker & Amendola find New Homes
Welker to the Broncos & Amendola to the Patriots
move, signing former Rams receiver Danny Amendola to a five-year
contract worth $31 million, of which $10 million is guaranteed,
according to a league source.
Amendola, 27, is 4½ years younger than Welker,
2 inches taller, and more athletic after the catch, similar to Julian
Edelman (also a free agent). But Amendola, who had a career-best 85
catches in 2010, has missed 20 games the past two seasons. Brady will help Amendola stay healthy. He is a veteran QB that will throw Amendola open! Amendola is fearless going after the football. Some of his durability problems can be attested to a young QB putting the football up and a young WR wanting to make a name for himself going after the ball in the defenses dangerous territory. Amendola will fill the hole for Welker, but do not forget about Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez is one of the best football players in the league. The Patriots, Brady, McDaniels & Belichick, may have a bigger plan. We may well see Hernandez step into the 100+ catch role and with Amendola and Gronk, lookout, the Patriots will have firepower like no one else in the league again. I think the move was good for both the Patriots and Welker. Although, I do not know if Brady thought he was taking a pay cut for Amendola!
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