The St. Louis Rams decided not to use the franchise tag on wide receiver Danny Amendola and they now risk losing him once free agency on March 12 and Amendola’s agent will be able to gauge the interest from around the league when the clock strikes midnight when the league’s legal tampering period begins.
One of the teams that is expected to show interest in the talented wideout is the Philadelphia Eagles.
According to Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly wants players that can ”play fast and smart.” Adding Amendola to a group of wide receivers that includes DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin would surely help Kelly line up the type of threats he would like on the outside of this offense.
By signing Amendola to fill the team’s slot role, current slot receiver Jason Avant could be cut loose in a move that would save the team some cap space.
On the open market, Amendola is expected to given around $6 million per year. About the same amount of money that the Miami Dolphins gave Brian Hartline late on Thursday night.
With the legal tampering period and free agency rapidly approaching, be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com as we keep you updated on the latest news and rumors.