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It’s part one of the 2013-14 NFL calendar year. That means that the free-agent frenzy has started. Along with it comes all the rumors that excite fans.
According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the Tennessee Titans are interested in wide receiver Danny Amendola. If the Titans signed Amendola, they could play Kenny Britt and Kendall Wright on the outside. Nate Washington may get released.
Amendola is a 27-year-old wide receiver who spent his first four seasons with the St. Louis Rams. For his career, Amendola has 196 receptions for 1,726 yards and seven touchdowns. He has never had a season with more than three touchdown catches. He has only had one season with more than 63 receptions.
Are those numbers worth big money? Some fans may blame those totals to a lackluster offense that featured quarterback Sam Bradford. Another issue has been Amendola’s durability. Since the 2011-12 season, Amendola has missed 20 of 32 games. He missed five games this past season.
The Titans already have one durability concern with Britt. Since he was drafted in 2009, Britt has had nine police incidents. During the 2011-12 season, Britt suffered a torn ACL that forced him to miss 13 games. Injuries and legal troubles have jeopardized his availability.
Amendola could stretch the field—if he stays healthy. For the Titans, signing him is risky because it would make at least two-fifths of their receivers susceptible to a lack of availability. That doesn’t include Marc Mariani, who’s recovering from a broken leg.
Management is expected to pursue many different options as this is a do-or-die season for many coaches and front-office executives.