There's not much preventing the St. Louis Rams and Danny Amendola from consummating a long-term relationship. In fact, there's only one thing, but it's kind of a big one: cash money.
We noted yesterday a comment from Jim Thomas that $6-7 million per season would likely be too high of a price for the Rams to pay. That could be a real problem for the Rams, because the price of free agent receivers might jump through the roof this spring.
Take a look at some of the numbers CBS Sports' Jason LaCanfora threw out there for the upper echelon of receivers on the market this year (in the context of an article about Percy Harvin):
I'll take Harvin at, say, $12.5 million a year over Mike Wallace at $11 million or Greg Jennings at $10 million, even if I have to give up a second-round pick and then some to get him.
That's not especially unreasonable for an estimate. All three of those guys have put up big numbers through the early part of their career, certainly bigger numbers than Danny Amendola. Walk it down a few shelves to get to the middle tier of free agent receivers, where you'll find Amendola, and a $6 million price tag doesn't seem all that far fetched.
How much is Danny Amendola worth?
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