January 19, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola (80) against the Denver Broncos in the 2013 AFC Championship football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Trade Rumors: Are the New England Patriots shopping Danny Amendola?

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A year after being tabbed as the man that would fill the role of Wes Welker in the New England Patriots offense after he departed to the Denver Broncos, Danny Amendola may be close to being out of the Patriots organization sooner rather than later.

According to a report from NFL.com, Amendola’s name has been floated in trade talks within the organization, further adding to previous reports that his roster spot could be in jeopardy.

Last season, the team signed Amendola to a five-year, $285 million dollar deal as they did expect him to be that replacement for Welker as the go-to-guy in the slot. However, things didn’t quite pan out that way as the receiver only caught 54 passes for 633 yards, and was a clear non-factor in the Pats’ recent playoff run.

It would seem a bit surprising that the team would give up on him this quickly after just one season, however the torn tendon in his groin he suffered in the season opener may have also been seen as a red flag for the future.

 

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