The New England Patriots have agreed to terms with Amendola on a deal that would reportedly pay him $31 million over five years, moving quickly after the loss of five-time Pro Bowl selection Wes Welker.|||||||
Amendola, 27, is a 5-foot-11, 188-pound former rookie free agent from Texas Tech - the same school as Welker. After signing with the Rams in 2009, Amendola led the NFL with 66 kickoff returns, 1,618 kickoff return yards and 1,978 total return yards.
Amendola caught six passes for 58 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against the Vikings, his first game since Nov. 25.|||||||
Amendola's touchdown was his third of the season and first since Sept. 30.
Amendola is active for the St. Louis Rams for Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings after missing two games with a right heel injury.|||||||
Amendola leads the Rams with 51 receptions with an 11.3-yard average and two touchdowns despite missing five games overall. He was probable after practicing throughout the week.
Amendola is active for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals after being listed as doubtful on Friday.|||||||
Amendola did not practice at all last week because of a foot injury.
Amendola didn't practice and was wearing a walking boot on his right foot on Wednesday.|||||||
Amendola was injured making a cut on a pattern near the end of the first half last week against the Jets, grabbing his heel after going down.