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OVER/UNDER: 70 Catches (Regular Season)
Prediction- Over (76 catches): I'm feeling optimistic about Amendola this year. While I was disappointed to see Welker go, I do believe Amendola has the ability to be a more dynamic and explosive player than Wes. Obviously, his main weakness was Welker's biggest strength: durability. And that weakness above all could put Amendola's ability to reach the 70 catch plateau in jeopardy.
In his first NFL season with the Rams in 2009, Amendola was targeted 63 times, catching 43 of those passes along with 1 TD. In 2010, those numbers each rose to 123 targets, 85 receptions, and 3 touchdowns. He also led the NFL in all purpose yards that season. He played in just 1 game in 2011 after dislocating his elbow and tearing his triceps.He appeared to be returning to form in 2012, catching 63 passes and 3 touchdowns in 11 games, but had that season cut short by injury as well when he dislocated his clavicle.
There is no doubt that Amendola has...
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In the fallout of the Aaron Hernandez saga, NFL teams reportedly may make the decision to hire police experts to inspect prospects’ tattoos.
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A report says Aaron Hernandez could face charges for a July 2012 double murder. A grand jury is hearing the case from prosecutors.
It looks like the authorities are getting closer to nailing a double murder that went down in Boston last year, to former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez.
According to the Boston Globe, prosecutors have started to make their case to a grand jury that Hernandez was the person who killed two men in last year’s double murder in Boston.
“The case against Hernandez appears...
New England's famously stoic coach Bill Belichick revealed a human side Wednesday when he addressed the Aaron Hernandez situation, two days before the team kicks off training camp.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick addressed the media for the first time since the arrest and subsequent murder charge against his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez.
Belichick, talking from Patriots training camp in Foxborough, Mass., was his typical stone-cold self but addressed the issue at length.
"I am personally disappointed and hurt in a situation like this...
Patriots pre-training camp 53-man roster projection - Going Deep - Boston.com: Here is Frenz’s...
Fun fact - it has literally been half a year since the New England Patriots played a football game. It's been... eventful. But boy, have I missed football. And now, in the searing heat of July, it's just around the corner. So time to preview some of the key battles that'll be going down in Training Camp.
After looking at the battle to be Tom Brady's backup, it&...
A pre-trial hearing for a man charged as an accessory to murder in the case involving former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been rescheduled.
Bristol District Attorney Samuel Sutter said the hearing for Ernest Wallace in Attleboro District Court will be held Friday.
The hearing was originally set for Monday but a spokesman for the district attorney said both...
Two Boston sports broadcasters and Friends of the Facts nearly came to blows on TV Tuesday night in a heated debate over the Aaron Hernandez situation. Looks like it will be a long, hot autumn in New England.
Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is due to
make another court appearance in the murder case against him.
The reaction to Aaron Hernandez arrest and murder charge, as the former Patriots tight end remains in jail, has been, understandably, outrage.
But some of it's just insanely over the top, like the notion that the NFL might ban academically ineligible players from the combine. Or that the NFL might have "police experts" check prospects tattoos, which CBSSports.com&...
New England coach addressed the media about the Aaron Hernandez issue