According to Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post Dispatch, Danny Amendola is likely on his way out of St. Louis.
Amendola, who despite injuries has been the Rams most reliable reciever for the past three years, is reportedly looking for a contract similiar to what Brian Hartline recieved from the Dolphins.
Although the Rams are very much under the cap and have money to spend, the team believes the former Texas Tech wideout is asking for too much. A report from NBC Sports says the Eagles will offer the 27 year old a deal similar to Hartline’s to be the team’s new slot receiver. Although Amendola has been the Rams number one reciever for the past three seasons, it may be time for GM Les Snead to look somewhere else.
The New York Giants placed a first round tender on Victor Cruz, meaning a team can sign him if they are willing to give up their first round pick. Luckily for St. Louis, they have two first round picks in this upcoming NFL Draft. Last April, Washington traded their 2013 first round pick to the Rams in order to aquire rookie sensation Robert Griffin III. Les Snead will look to put this extra pick to good use, and should consider handing it over to the Giants in exchange for the salsa dancing wideout.
The 26-year old Cruz would be a welcome addition to 4th year gunslinger Sam Bradford. Cruz caught 10 touchdowns last season for the Giants, as well as accumulating over 1,000 yards recieving. If I were in Snead’s shoes, I would definitely consider making the call to get Cruz. Not only would he be a perfect replacement for Amendola, but he would serve as a perfect role model for young recievers Brian Quick and Chris Givens.
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