By Don Banks
March 11, 2014
Julian Edelman (top) emerged as Tom Brady's go-to option last year, catching a career-high 105 passes.
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Amendola was reportedly being shopped around the league this week, and potentially was in danger of being released by the team if he could not be dealt. That move does not seem to be as likely now that Edelman's return is in question, leading to the easy conclusion that the Patriots should have held on to either Welker or Edelman, but might somehow be forced to make due with their third-best option at slot receiver. New England might have boxed itself in on Amendola by not getting Edelman re-signed, and that's not going to make Pats Nation happy.

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