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Reporting from OTAs, ESPN Boston says Danny Amendola "once again looks like the player who caught the eye in these practices last year."

Amendola was an offseason star last year, but a serious Week 1 groin injury and downright poor on-field performance turned him into a bust. He's completely healthy now, penciled into three-wide sets and is still just 28 years old, so there's room for renewed optimism. If Amendola can somehow sustain health this year, he'll be well worth a late-round value pick. The Patriots don't want to Julian Edelman catching 105 passes again.

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The Boston Glove expects the Patriots to move on from Danny Amendola after this season if he "doesn't produce big numbers."

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The Patriots are expected to use more three-wide formations rather than "12" personnel this season.

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Danny Amendola did not need offseason surgery on his groin.

Amendola tore his adductor longus tendon in Week 1 last year, and it plagued him throughout his entire first season as a Patriot. He now says he's 100 percent and is participating fully in voluntary workouts. There will be plenty of bounce-back appeal in Amendola, especially if Rob Gronkowski (ACL) misses the first chunk of the season.

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$2 million of Danny Amendola's $3 million base salary became guaranteed Tuesday.

Beat man Ben Volin points out that Amendola's deal does contain offsets, but adds that he now "likely stays." It's no surprise given how thin the Patriots are at wideout -- especially now that free agent Julian Edelman is out testing the market. Amendola was a brutal disappointment during his first year in New England, but slogged through a debilitating hip injury. It's always about healthy here, but Amendola will be a huge bounce-back candidate as a potential target monster from Tom Brady in 2014.

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ESPN Boston says Danny Amendola "looked terrific in offseason camps, the preseason and the regular-season opener before significantly injuring his groin."

It's why we were surprised to read a report that Amendola's name has been floated in trade talks. The Patriots don't typically sell low on players, especially one year after prioritizing them over Wes Welker and Julian Edelman. Amendola's disappointing 54-633-2 line was almost certainly a result of his injury. If they cut or trade him, it would be a very quick 180 for Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels.

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Bleacher Report's Dan Pompei says Danny Amendola's name has been "floated" in trade talks.

Amendola posted a disappointing 54-633-2 line in 12 regular season games in 2013 and was an absolute non-factor in New England's AFC Championship loss to Denver. This report comes on the heels of one from the Boston Globe saying Amendola is a candidate for a post-June 1 cut, which would save the Patriots $1.375 million against the 2014 cap. The Pats signed Amendola to a five-year, $28.5 million deal only last March, but his future in New England is in serious doubt.

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The Boston Globe insists Danny Amendola's roster spot could be in danger.

Amendola inked a five-year, $28.5 million deal with the Patriots last March. It included $10 million guaranteed. $2 million of Amendola's $3 million base salary for 2014 becomes guaranteed if he's on the Patriots' roster come 4 PM ET on March 11. Beat writer Ben Volin thinks New England could designate Amendola as a post-June 1 cut and use the money saved to re-sign Julian Edelman.

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Danny Amendola isn't expected to need offseason groin surgery.

Amendola tore his adductor longs tendon in the season opener, and it played a major role in his disappointing first season in New England. It's believed the injury can heal with rest, so that's the route Amendola and the Patriots will travel for now. Amendola signed a five-year deal last March.

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ESPN Boston says Danny Amendola's groin injury played a major role in his disappointing season.

Amendola tore his adductor longus tendon while catching 10 passes for 104 yards in Week 1. In the 11 games he was active for after that, he averaged 4.0 catches for 48.0 yards and scored two touchdowns. "It's important to remember how much pain he played through. Year 2 -- provided he's healthier -- should be better," wrote Field Yates. The Pats clearly thought Amendola was capable of much more as they gave him a five-year, $28 million contract with $10 million guaranteed last offseason. It remains to be seen if he will get the coveted slot role back in 2014 as free agent Julian Edelman gets set to test the market.