Re: Florio reports Pats will sign Amendola on first day of free agancy
posted at 3/6/2013 12:04 AM EST
In response to TFB12's comment:
In response to mthurl's comment:
Ok, now this I could see if it costs around 4-5 million per season. Slot guy, good talent, young, but a big risk as well.
I love Welker, but at 9 million no thanks.
It has been reported that Amendola's value is the $6 million mark
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says "at this point it looks like" Danny Amendola will be able to test the free-agent market.
"The Rams have their value on him. We'll see if he beats it in [free agency]," added Rapoport. The fragile slot receiver has missed 20 games over the last two seasons, and he isn't worth the $10-plus million on the franchise tag. Our own Evan Silva set Amendola's value at around $6 million per year in his Top 50 Free Agency Forecast. Rapoport names the 49ers and Patriots as suitors.
So pay in the $6 million range for the china built receiver Amendola or spend a couple extra million on Welker? No brainer, you re-sign Welker. But hey, going by some people here they would rather have Edelman and Amendola instead. Who knows, maybe between the two of them combined the Patriots can get a full season out of them together. LOL!! And still I doubt combined they have the production of Welker. I'm pretty sure TFB wouldn't be thrilled about this. Heck Amendola has only played 12 games in the last two years and has never broke 700 receiving yards an any 1 of the seasons he has played, not even the 1 year he played a complete season. And Edelman has never played a complete season since he has been a Patriot. Are Edelman and Amendola related? No worries tho, it's a pretty safe bet that Florio is wrong.
I doubt anyone will pay injury prone Amendola $6mil. per year. He'll have to sign for less if he want to play in New England. That said, Amendola is a similar type of player, and is 5 years younger than Welker: http://espn.go.com/nfl/player/stats/_/id/11674/danny-amendola
My guess is that Tom Terrific wants his security blanket and best pal Wes to stay around. We'll soon see.