The Rams will not give Danny Amendola the franchise tag. (Otto Greule Jr, Getty Images)
The St. Louis Rams will not place the NFL's franchise tag on wide receiver Danny Amendola, according to Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com. The decision will pave the way for Amendola to test the waters in free agency, as he and the Rams are believed to be far apart in negotiations over a new contract.
Amendola has had a fare share of injury problems over the past two seasons, but has still put up decent numbers since catching on with the Rams in 2009. The slot receiver had 63 receptions for an average of 10.6 yards in 2012-13, a season where he missed five games due to a dislocated clavicle.