Finances and Pats WR corps

During the 2013 offseason, the New England Patriots signed free-agent WR Danny Amendola to help replace Wes Welker, who fled for the Denver Broncos. Predictably, considering his lengthy injury history, Amendola missed a chunk of games earlier this season. His usage and production have been all over the map since then. For instance, he had 10 catches and 131 yards in Week 15 but took part in a season-low 32 snaps (2 receptions for 45 yards) in Week 16.