The Patriots are moving in a new offensive direction.
Wes Welker is now officially on his way to join the Denver Broncos, meaning the Patriots need a new weapon in the slot. That guy appears to be St. Louis Rams receiver Danny Amendola.
Amendola, who was productive in the slot for the Rams over the past four seasons, has been in contact with the Patriots already, according to Adam Schefter. The Patriots reached out to him during the three-day negotiating window that began last Friday night, indicating interest in the receiver.
Welker’s production over his six-year Patriots career won’t be matched by many, or maybe any, players across the league, considering he became the first receiver to catch 100 passes or more in five or more seasons. Amendola would be a good option, though, as he is a few inches taller than the diminutive Welker and is just as effective a route runner.
Amendola does have some health concerns after missing 20 games over the past two seasons, but his production d...