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Report: Patriots have “floated” Danny Amendola’s name in trade discussions

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Could Danny Amendola be one-and-done in New England?

According to Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report, who cited unnamed “NFL teams,” the Patriots have brought up the name of Amendola in trade discussions less than a year after signing the wide receiver as a free agent.

Also, Pompei reports that there is some “speculation” Amendola could be released if he is not dealt.

The 28-year-old Amendola caught 54 passes for 633 yards and two TDs in 12 games for New England in 2013. He played his first four seasons with St. Louis (2009-2012).

Amendola dealt with a groin injury in his first season with the Patriots, and he also suffered a concussion. He has missed a combined nine regular season games in the last two seasons. Moreover, he was limited to just one game in 2011.

Nevertheless, it would be a major surprise if he lasted just one season with the Patriots, given the club’s investment. However, New England has never been lacking for decisiveness.

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54 Responses to “Report: Patriots have “floated” Danny Amendola’s name in trade discussions”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 1, 2014 11:17 AM

    Here’s how many Superbowls the Pats have won since Spygate :

  2. tvjules says: Mar 1, 2014 11:17 AM

    He was a major disappointment. Cut bait.

  3. blue18hutthutt says: Mar 1, 2014 11:25 AM

    I’m surprised how under-used he was last year when he was (relatively) healthy in the second half of the season.

    He was wide open several times in the AFC Championship game yet Brady never even looked his way

  4. spoilerfutbol says: Mar 1, 2014 11:27 AM

    You cant cut him, his cap hit will be higher, nobody will trade for him….. He has a year for show something or he is done in 2015.

    Redskins ZERO superbowls since logicalvoice was born.

  5. thevikesarebest says: Mar 1, 2014 11:28 AM

    He should hope that he leaves spygatenation,he can join the vikings who don’t need to cheat to win.SKOL

  6. PeterKingLovesCoqAVin says: Mar 1, 2014 11:28 AM

    Just keep passing along the most ridiculous trade rumors from anonymous sources.

  7. 4allintensivepurposes says: Mar 1, 2014 11:30 AM

    I’ll trade you my lawnmower for him. I have trouble getting that thing to start too.

  8. zombiefan1000 says: Mar 1, 2014 11:33 AM

    Really hope this would signal a serious attempt to retain Edelman. Free agency/draft are always so frustrating for this pats fan

  9. shartlos says: Mar 1, 2014 11:34 AM

    Well he was just doing Danny being Danny.

  10. yahmule says: Mar 1, 2014 11:36 AM

    I floated something in the crapper this morning that should draw about as much trade interest.

  11. kosarsmyidol says: Mar 1, 2014 11:36 AM

    Amendola is kind of like Danario Alexander: Loads of talent, but he can’t stay healthy. It’d be in bad form for Kraft to talk about not re-signing Welker only to give up on his intended replacement immediately afterward.

  12. jetssuk says: Mar 1, 2014 11:36 AM

    …and here’s how many teams have won more games than the Pats since Spygate:

  13. jetssuk says: Mar 1, 2014 11:38 AM

    …..and here’s how many teams have been to the playoffs more than the Pats since Spygate:

  14. mnsadsportsfan says: Mar 1, 2014 11:39 AM

    Is their a market for him? He can’t stay healthy.

  15. Wineshard says: Mar 1, 2014 11:40 AM

    Maybe they can get Wes Welker in return?

  16. jetssuk says: Mar 1, 2014 11:45 AM

    …..and here’s how many teams have been to more Super Bowl’s since Spygate:

    Wouldn’t trade being a Pats fan in the Brady/Belichick era for being a fan of any other team. None better during last 12 years! One more SB title for Brady puts him on par with Montana as greatest QB ever. Belichick will be greatest coach of all time. Amazing and nearly unprecedented run!

  17. 40for60alldaybaby says: Mar 1, 2014 11:46 AM

    Ummm, he’s about as durable as a dozen eggs going across the middle.

  18. tinbender2000 says: Mar 1, 2014 11:46 AM

    Washington should pick him up. They may not have an NFL quarterback to throw to him but at least they’d have someone named Danny that knew something about football.

  19. patshatersarelosers says: Mar 1, 2014 11:59 AM

    The Vikings couldn’t win even if they cheated. They have NEVER won a Super Bowl and NEVER will.

  20. pastabelly101 says: Mar 1, 2014 12:00 PM

    Why are Redskin and Viking fans so enthralled with the team with the most wins, playoff and regular season, in the NFL over the last 20 years? Oh yeah-hehehe…..

  21. jeremycrowhurst says: Mar 1, 2014 12:09 PM

    He’s like an extra coach — in the training room, that is. What’s the market value for a rehab specialist?

  22. truthfactory says: Mar 1, 2014 12:16 PM

    Amendola was on pace to lead the league in receptions in 2012 with Sam Bradford until he got hurt.

    Ochocinco, Brandon Lloyd, and now Danny Anendolla all had down years when playing with Tom when in the previous years they were very productive WR’s with lesser teams. Throw in so many of their young WRs dont pan out either, I can’t figure out what the problem is. They have brought in rookies and proven veterans and they still seem to struggle. I dont get how this is now becomming fairly common in that offense.

  23. 8oneanddones says: Mar 1, 2014 12:18 PM

    I wish Al Davis were still alive. You could always count on him to make some great trades with Belichick.

  24. the don says: Mar 1, 2014 12:23 PM

    Amendola wasn’t a factor this year because Edelman was. You don’t fix something that isn’t broken. If they lose Edelman to free agency Amendola will have that bigger role. Amendola and Edelman are looked at as relatively the same player by the Pats so if they can get value for Danny through trade and resign Edelman then it’s a win-win. If Edelman walks then they still have Danny

  25. zimaman says: Mar 1, 2014 12:25 PM

    let me add a voice of reason here.

    he got banged up early and often and Brady got real comfy with Julian.

    don’t kid yourself Amendola still has real value otherwise he wouldn’t be in the trade conversations at all.

    would they part ways with him as part of a package for Fitzgerald or and upper echelon player. absolutely! but I doubt he gets cut loose. if he is healthy, like Gronk, he can catch and he is sudden. put Gronk out there with Amendola and there will be hell to pay.

  26. surfinbird1 says: Mar 1, 2014 12:27 PM

    If Brady isn’t 100% sold on you he’s not gonna throw to you.

  27. promickey says: Mar 1, 2014 12:30 PM

    Czar Bill Belichick is accepting that he blundered in unloading Wes Welker for the not so durable Danny.

  28. wishingtonredslur says: Mar 1, 2014 12:33 PM

    Here is a list of teams that could dominate the NFC East: 28, please throw darts at list, do not worry if you hit the Browns, results will not vary.

    Here is a list of teams that have as many Super Bowl wins as they do victories over the Patriots in Super Bowl games: THE NEW YORK GIANTS B!TCH35

  29. slaugin says: Mar 1, 2014 12:34 PM

    I know it’s a lot to ask but I’d really like to see what Amendola can do with Brady for a full healthy year. I don’t want to see him cut

  30. 80sbroncofan says: Mar 1, 2014 12:38 PM

    great receiver just cant stay healthy. reason rams wouldnt pay him big money to stay.

  31. flickaboogie says: Mar 1, 2014 12:39 PM

    Let’s see, groin injury, concussion, go get him Lions.

  32. jbcommonsense says: Mar 1, 2014 12:42 PM

    Do you want a 6th or 7th round pick? At 28 and injured twice every year that is all you will get for him.

  33. idothis2 says: Mar 1, 2014 12:49 PM

    Why try yo trade Amendola? Being sensitive and brittle is the Amandola, Gronk, Talib, and Patriots way…

  34. idothis2 says: Mar 1, 2014 12:51 PM

    Why try to trade Amendola? Being sensitive and brittle is the Amandola, Gronk, Talib, and Patriots way…

  35. jrs1972 says: Mar 1, 2014 12:53 PM

    Unless theres a flag football leauge somewhere no ones going to touch him. Talent is there but he’s got the body of a 80 year old woman.

  36. idothis2 says: Mar 1, 2014 12:53 PM

    i would trade Amendola for Aaron Hernandez so the Pats Offense can start murdering Defenses again

  37. mikep363839 says: Mar 1, 2014 12:55 PM

    Amendola gave us next to nothing when we gave him more dough than Welker got in Denver.
    Cut/trade Amendola, sign Nicks and Emmanuel Sanders, and draft a tight end it’s time to go all-in and actually give Brady some weapons for his last few years.
    Also, I think Edelman would be great with the Panthers if he leaves…just sayin

  38. anonymous135 says: Mar 1, 2014 1:02 PM

    They could then go and sign Erick Decker…

  39. taintedsaints2009 says: Mar 1, 2014 1:12 PM

    Good heavens. Nobody would trade for this guy unless it’s a seventh rounder. Cut him and sign Edelman. Why do the pats always make this complicated?

  40. ✦ Pittsburgh is the City of Champions ✦ says: Mar 1, 2014 1:48 PM

    But Billy is such a great talent evaluator. He doesn’t make mistakes.

  41. TheWizard says: Mar 1, 2014 1:55 PM

    Why do the pats always make this complicated

    The salary cap.

    They don’t have enough cap space for Edelman as it is right now, and carrying Amendola dead cap money next year makes no sense.

  42. slaugin says: Mar 1, 2014 2:00 PM

    Nicks, Sanders and a rookie Tight End is going all in? Geesh you got low expectations

  43. dlk47823 says: Mar 1, 2014 2:19 PM

    It also would not hurt to get a QB who can throw a completion of more than 10 yards. Brady only missed 3 TD’s in the Denver game. #bradyDone

  44. rajbais says: Mar 1, 2014 2:31 PM

    He’s too damaged to be traded.

    Can u trade his boy McDaniels too?

    McDaniels is a team killer. No joke. Why was Brandon Lloyd, Tim Tebow, and spencer Larsen in town?

  45. packerbackersince71 says: Mar 1, 2014 2:43 PM

    … I will be decisive …The Patriots won’t see another Super Bowl in YOUR Lifetime !!! … You poor Bandwagon pukes STILL living in the PAST … IT is OVER !!! … I will Love that ride down EMPTY Route 1 Sunday Afternoons while you are drinking away Memory Lane !!! … HAHAHAHAHAHA !!! …

  46. bigwii says: Mar 1, 2014 3:19 PM

    Packerbacker showing us all how classy packers fans are or not classy. Back to the trailer park you go.

  47. isthereanyusernamesleft says: Mar 1, 2014 3:37 PM

    Pat fan here……get out!!!!

  48. chilomane says: Mar 1, 2014 3:37 PM

    No team should trade for him he’s their mistake result of arrogance.

  49. dlk47823 says: Mar 1, 2014 4:45 PM

    Pats sign Nicks and Sanders? Nicks was almost as pitiful as Amendola this year….and where’s the $$$$ going to come from?

  50. pastabelly101 says: Mar 1, 2014 4:50 PM

    Bandwagon Patriot fans? Sold out for 21 straight years-Packers had to beg fans to buy tickets for a playoff game….HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  51. kc114 says: Mar 1, 2014 4:55 PM

    packerbackersince71 says:
    Mar 1, 2014 2:43 PM
    … I will be decisive …The Patriots won’t see another Super Bowl in YOUR Lifetime !!! … You poor Bandwagon pukes STILL living in the PAST … IT is OVER !!! … I will Love that ride down EMPTY Route 1 Sunday Afternoons while you are drinking away Memory Lane !!! … HAHAHAHAHAHA !!! …
    ————————————————–There’s 32 teams in a league with a hard salary cap that levels the playing field. There’s only one SB winner a year. On average every team is suppose to only win a SB once every 32 years. If you can’t do the math that means fans should really only expect 2 SB championships in a lifetime. Reality is Pats fans have already experienced more than their share of SB wins in a lifetime.

  52. rainmaker1982 says: Mar 1, 2014 6:06 PM

    I have to hand it to Amendola, I believe he played hurt all year. Had it not been for his injury history and the intense media scrutiny, he would’ve taken more time off. He has talent but he can’t be relied on for a full season.

    I hope the Pats have an out like they did with Stallworth in 2008.

    If so, the Pats should dump him and grab some wideouts in FA. There’s a few big bodied WR’s that would fit in nicely.

    And Thompkins and Dobson are going to take a major leap next season.

  53. packerbackersince71 says: Mar 1, 2014 6:49 PM

    To the ” BIG WII ” … ONLY Trailer Park Trash is coming from YOUR Foxboro !!! … YOU are a Typical Bandwagon / Fair Weather Fan who enjoys your Christmas Tree Shop in Patriots Place !!! … Green Bay 35 , New England 21 … ALWAYS !!! … GO PACK GO !!! …

  54. revren10 says: Mar 1, 2014 8:25 PM

    No way Danny boy gets traded, his cap hit is way to high, they should look at trading Ridley. At least get a third round pick back for him

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