Report: Rams may allow Danny Amendola to test free agency

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At the Combine, Rams general manager Les Snead told’s Gregg Rosenthal the club would not apply the franchise tag to receiver Danny Amendola.

Now, it also appears that the Rams may let their receptions leader from a season ago hit the open market.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, citing sources, reported Thursday that Amendola seems likely to be unsigned once free agency begins in March.

From a productivity standpoint, there is much to like about the 27-year-old Amendola, who hauled in 63 passes for 666 yards and three touchdowns in 2012. However, Amendola missed five games a season ago because of foot and clavicle injuries. In 2011, he was limited to one game because of an elbow injury.

According to Rapoport, the Rams have a price for Amendola in mind. Should Amendola test the market, it will be interesting to see what other teams step up with an offer for one of the game’s better slot receivers.

19 responses to “Report: Rams may allow Danny Amendola to test free agency

  1. A lot to like about his production……not a lot to like about the fact he’s made of glass.

  2. If the price is right then the Rams better do everything to keep him. Yes, he is injury prone but he is Bradford’s security blanket. If he gets away look for the team to go after Tavon Austin

  3. Would love if he left the Rams for the AFC. That dude SHREDDED the Niners in the tie last year.

  4. Shrewd but wise business decision by the Rams. Amendola will learn that with playing only 12 games in the last 2 seasons a “big time” guaranteed money contract is probably not in his immediate future.

  5. He will test the waters, where he will find out that the water is real cold. In other words, he’ll find out that there is not much need for Slot Receivers throughout the league. The NFL is packed to the brim with talented Slot Receivers. The Rams will then offer Amendola a little more than the average SR salary. He may be good at his job, but easily replaced.

  6. Ian Rappaport??? My sources can confirm that he had been consistently wrong this entire year. If you’re looking for an NFL Insider who is always making up false stories then Rapport is your guy. Last I checked he still had chip Kelly to the Brown’s at 90%.

  7. 666 yards isn’t worth paying a guy the $ that comes with a francise tag – Rams are smart here for sure, and I know Satan is happy about those kinds of numbers.

  8. after the toasting he gave the redskins last season I would love to see the redskins add him as the slot wr and still add a big possession wideout as hankerson is scared to make catches!!!

  9. White wide receiver – strong hands, good routes, a bit slow….right NFL?

    Anyways, although not a top need/hole to fill, would love if it Seattle took a look at him.

  10. Pats should move in this direction. Out with the old and in with the new slot WR.

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