Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com discusses the history of production with the the slot receiver within the Patriots offense. "Before Welker, fan favorite Troy Brown also put up big numbers in the slot. It's no disrespect to Brown and Welker, two talented players, but Belichick has noted that part of the function of New England's offense sets that position up for big production." The reported signing of free agent wide receiver Danny Amendola could put him next-in-line to work as the slot receiver within the team's offense.
Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Rams never had a realistic shot at retaining Danny Amendola. "The Rams were willing to go about $4 million a year on Danny Amendola," writes Thomas. "Amendola wanted $6 million plus. So at the start of free agency it was clear that if the market was there for Amendola, his time was over with the Rams." The 27-year-old receiver reportedly signed with the Patriots for $6.1 million per year.
Greg A. Bedard of The Boston Globe gives his perspective on the Patriots decision to bring in Danny Amendola. "Yes, Welker led the league in yards after the catch again, but Amendola (and
John Keim of The Washington Examiner reports that the Redskins continue to have their eye on