As of now, it seems highly unlikely the St. Louis Rams will re-sign wide receiver Danny Amendola to a new deal considering he’s going to have a hefty asking price and for a player that struggles to stay healthy throughout an entire season–it appears the organization doesn’t want to take the risk. However, depending on what happens over the next couple of weeks when Amendola meets with other teams, the Rams may want to see if they can convince their receiver to come back at a cheaper price.
When healthy, Amendola has displayed similar skills to Wes Welker of the New England Patriots as many consider him to be one of the most dangerous slot receivers in the game. He may be smaller than most wide receivers in the league, but Amendola’s size and speed makes him even more of a threat to opponents trying to defend him–which is why he may seem numerous teams interested when he tests the open market.
Still, the Rams’ passing game will be at a disadvantage in 2013 unless they find a solid replacement for Amendola–so it should be interesting to see what happens over the course of the remainder of the offseason. As mentioned before, any team would be lucky to land a player like Amendola considering how difficult he is to defend in the slot.
Either way, St. Louis may want to think twice about letting Amendola get away so easily considering the last thing they want to see happen is the wideout ending up on another team in the NFC West.
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