When fall comes around, the New England Patriots will need to find a way to replace 118 catches lost by Wes Welker’s departure to Denver. Not to mention chemistry with quarterback Tom Brady that few can claim.
Much of that responsibility will fall on the shoulders of Danny Amendola, who signed a 5-year, $30-million deal with the Patriots in March. Amendola, who spent the last four seasons in St. Louis, missed 20 games over the last two seasons due to injury. When on the field, he was a favorite target of Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.
But can he replace Welker?
“Danny Amendola never had a non-contact injury, in which he blew out an ACL, Welker did,” said CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran on UNO Sports Tonight. “He had a fluky dislocated elbow, and another one that was a contact injury, when he broke his collarbone.”
To hear more of Curran’s conversation with Glen Ordway, click on the video above.