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Brandon Gibson will leave St. Louis, Danny Amendola may go too

Brandon Gibson, Dashon Goldson, Nate Clements AP

The Rams and receiver Brandon Gibson will be parting ways in free agency. Rams receiver Danny Amendola appears likely to go, too.

Gibson won’t return to the Rams, who are only offering him money commensurate to a No. 3 or No. 4 wideout, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. That suggests that some team has already told Gibson’s agent that he can get paid like a starter in free agency. Gibson started 13 games and caught 51 passes for 691 yards and five touchdowns in St. Louis in 2012.

And the Post-Dispatch reports that Amendola’s agents expect some team to offer him a contract similar to the five-year, $30.775 million deal that Brian Hartline just got from the Dolphins. That appears to be more money than the Rams are willing to pay Amendola, and so it appears that he’s on his way out as well. Amendola led the team with 63 catches last season, but the Rams are concerned about his injury history, as he missed five games last season and was limited in others with a variety of injuries.

If Gibson and Amendola both leave, the Rams’ top three receivers on the roster would be Chris Givens, Brian Quick and Austin Pettis.

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20 Responses to “Brandon Gibson will leave St. Louis, Danny Amendola may go too”
  1. niners816 says: Mar 10, 2013 12:30 PM

    As a Niners fan, the Rams have been really impressive. Losing Gibson and Amendola would really hurt. I don’t know why they’d get rid of them when they look like they are getting over tge hump. I’ve been to a ton of Rams and Niners games in St. Louis and the fans there are extremely classy and cool to be around. I hope they keep both of them and renew the rivalry.

  2. jakec4 says: Mar 10, 2013 12:31 PM

    Maybe give Sam Bradford something to work with. They’ve had more than enough time to get their QB a legit weapon who the Rams plan to keep around.

  3. scoocha says: Mar 10, 2013 12:36 PM

    Amendola is a midget, of course he’s going to get injured.

  4. pacificnw7722 says: Mar 10, 2013 12:36 PM

    WR Brandon Gibson won’t last very long on the market……dude has game.

  5. Sackville Rc says: Mar 10, 2013 12:36 PM

    Amendola is a gamer. If he can stay healthy he will help any team. He is a throw back to old school football.

  6. stlunatik says: Mar 10, 2013 12:37 PM

    and Mike Wallace.

  7. lilrob10201 says: Mar 10, 2013 12:45 PM

    Rams biggest need would be WR if these two players leave.

  8. parakleet says: Mar 10, 2013 12:54 PM

    The market will prove whether this is true or not.

    I don’t believe that being the best players on a poor offense necessarily entitles one to a great contract.

    Their production can be replaced.

    Sorry to see them go

  9. egomaniac247 says: Mar 10, 2013 12:57 PM

    Sadly, it’s just not smart-money to pay Amendola like Hartline got paid.

    I understand he’s a fantasy PPR dream but the dude is perpetually hurt.

    He’s a great story after watching him on the Dallas hard knocks season and I want him to succeed.

  10. asublimeday says: Mar 10, 2013 1:05 PM

    Amendola would look fantastic opposite Brandon Marshall in Chicago

  11. schmitty2 says: Mar 10, 2013 1:08 PM

    This would hurt a little but the team will have some cap space to pick up maybe a FA wr and draft Tavon Austin. between him and Chris Givens they would have 2 very fast guys

  12. anthonyspinali says: Mar 10, 2013 1:08 PM

    I think Gibson is a legitimate #3 WR. The problem is he cannot routinely beat the starting corners in the league. Makes very little sense to pay him. I believe letting them go and trying to bring in a free agent and a top pick at WR will set them up much better and won’t cost a dime more.

  13. d0minate says: Mar 10, 2013 1:54 PM

    The Rams have the draft capital to replace anyone they lose for much cheaper. As a Rams rival, I find this unfortunate.
    I’m sure they will get one of the top receivers in the draft this year.

  14. milehigh719 says: Mar 10, 2013 2:20 PM

    Don’t know if its possible but I would love amendola with the Broncos. He’s a beast IMO

  15. docboss says: Mar 10, 2013 3:08 PM

    Rams went 7-8-1 with them. They can do the same without them and save $10-15 million (if Danny and Brandon get what they want). The Rams are a couple years from being competitive in the West. The Seahawks and 49ers have leapfrogged the Rams in talent. I see the Rams at 6-10 this year with a chance to compete in 2014 once the cap starts to hit Seattle and SF. The Rams should use the draft to finish the rebuilding with OL, safety and TE the key. They can get WR’s next year.

  16. purpleguy says: Mar 10, 2013 3:10 PM

    I bet Gibson goes to the Vikes.

  17. ocramfan22 says: Mar 10, 2013 3:25 PM

    The Rams front office is ready to bring offensive weapons to Sam Bradford & the rebuilt offense. Gibson isn’t a top flight WR & Amendola has earned himself a better contract from another team. His injury history is a huge red flag for any team offering him a contract. The draft is deep with fast wideouts. The Rams have a couple young , fast receivers on the roster . Wallace would be a fantastic addition if the Rams step up & spend the $$$. The more fast young players, the better for the improving Rams roster.

  18. bkh405 says: Mar 10, 2013 5:35 PM

    Honestly, I really like Gibson, but he’s just a guy. Real streaky player. The Givens, Quick, Pettis group can perform, especially if Quick is taking the big step forward. Still would love to see Amendola back though. He’s just phenomenal instincts and hands to go with ‘em. They need that guy.

  19. thegame2love says: Mar 10, 2013 7:46 PM

    Amendola is a #3 and Gibson is a #4. The Rams are WR needy and they know what they are. To pay them anymore than that would be a mistake. Buyer beware, Danny will get hurt and Gibson disappears for quarters and sometimes games at a time.

  20. iced107 says: Mar 11, 2013 2:20 PM

    docboss says:
    Mar 10, 2013 3:08 PM
    Rams went 7-8-1 with them. They can do the same without them and save $10-15 million (if Danny and Brandon get what they want). The Rams are a couple years from being competitive in the West. The Seahawks and 49ers have leapfrogged the Rams in talent. I see the Rams at 6-10 this year with a chance to compete in 2014 once the cap starts to hit Seattle and SF. The Rams should use the draft to finish the rebuilding with OL, safety and TE the key. They can get WR’s next year
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    Why do people make stupid comments like this?

    Not competitive in the West? uhh what? They went 4-1-1 in the division. Beat the Niners @ home, tied them in THEIR house, beat the hawks in St.Louis, and swept the Cardinals.

    Do some research before you post something stupid

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