Danny Amendola agrees to deal with Patriots

St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola (16) warms up before the start of an NFL football game between the St. Louis Rams and the Minnesota Vikings Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
Danny Amendola 63 receptions for 666 yards and 3 touchdowns in 11 games last season for the St. Louis Rams. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
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Just hours after losing Wes Welker to the Denver Broncos, the Patriots reached a five-year, $31 million deal with Danny Amendola, according to multiple news reports.

Amendola, 27, had 63 receptions for 666 yards and 3 touchdowns in 11 games last season. In 2011, Amedola played under then-offensive assistant coach Josh McDaniels, now the OC of the Patriots.

Amedola has had an injury-plagued career; last season he missed five games with a broken collarbone. In 2011, he dislocated his elbow in the first game of the season and missed the rest of the year.

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When healthy, Amendola is a speedy, athletic slot receiver with the ability to pick up yards after the catch.