Amendola says he’s ready to get started

New Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola says he is making plans to connect with quarterback Tom Brady during the offseason.

“I’ve talked with Tom a couple times,” Amendola told ESPN. “I’m ready to get working with him.”

Amendola will effectively replace Wes Welker, who departed via free agency for Denver, as a slot receiver for New England.

“We’re a month away from getting started,” Amendola said. “It’s definitely a new chapter in my life ad one I’m excited about.”

He said it was bittersweet to leave St. Louis.

“Leading into free agency my plan was to stay a St. Louis Ram,” he said. “We had a lot of talks. At the end of the day it seemed to be a better opportunity elsewhere for both parties. I understand it’s a business.”

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But it sounds like he is ready to turn the page and meet up with Brady in the next few weeks to start working on that always important quarterback-receiver relationship.

“Its a unique style of offense,” Amendola said of the Patriots. “And I’m ready to embrace it.”