The Patriots signed Danny Amendola to a five-year contract last March, but there is at least a chance that the oft-injured wideout doesn't last long enough to see year two in New England.
Bleacher Report's Dan Pompei wrote Friday that Amendola's name has been "floated" in trade talks by anonymous NFL teams. There is also talk by beat writers that Amendola could be cut. It would cost the Patriots $4.8 million to cut Amendola, but if they designate him as a post-June 1 cut, they would have to pay only $1.2 million of that price this year
Amendola suffered a debilitating groin injury in Week 1 and never seemed to be the same after that 10-catch, 104-yard performance. He missed four games, topped 60 yards just twice more and saw his playing time reduced severely late in the season. Injuries are a part of the package with Amendola, but I think he can still be very productive in this offense IF he stays healthy. However, it sounds like Amendola's future is directly tied to whether or not the Patriots re-sign free agent wide receiver Julian Edelman .