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Danny Amendola's injury history should certainly make him affordable, and if Wes Welker departs, Amendola could be a safe investment to potentially replace him.
Not to say that Amendola is as good as Welker, but he has the same skill set and has experience with Josh McDaniels' system.
Amendola played just 12 games combined the last two seasons, but the tempting thing about him is 2009 and 2010, when he played in a combined 30 games and had 128 catches.
Injuries do not usually scare Bill Belichick away from players; if anything, Bryant's injuries could make the Patriots more likely to take a chance on him. If Bryant stays healthy he could really blossom with Brady.
The Pats don't often hit on wide receivers, but when they do it's veteran free agents like Wes Welker, Randy Moss, Jabar Gaffney and yes, even Brandon Lloyd.
The upside outweighs the injury risk, especially if the Pats have to replace Welker.
Regardless of how much he is or isn't like Welker, he's a slot receiver with experience in the system. That's a good investment.
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