Rams receiver Danny Amendola said on Wednesday’s episode of Pro Football Talk that he’d have no problem with having the franchise tag used against him. That could be how it turns out.
A source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that there currently are no talks between the Rams and Amendola regarding a new deal.
There’s no rush at this point — especially with Amendola still being seven games away from completing his rookie deal with no serious injury. Still, if the Rams don’t get something done between December 30 and late February, the Rams will have to devote nearly $10 million in cap space to Amendola for 2012.
Thereafter, they’ll have until the middle of July to work out a long-term deal that reduce the cap charge for 2013.
It’s hard to imagine the Rams letting him get away, given his emergence this season. Meanwhile, Cowboys owner/G.M. Jerry Jones has to be kicking himself for giving Amendola the boot as an undrafted rookie, and any team that considered pursuing him as a restricted free agent (cough . . . Patriots . . . cough) is likely wishing it had.