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."
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."