Report: Patriots, Danny Amendola agree in principle on deal

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The Patriots and Danny Amendola agreed to a five-year deal worth $31 million. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

The Patriots and Danny Amendola agreed to a five-year deal worth $31 million. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

The New England Patriots reached an agreement Wednesday on a deal with former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola, ESPN.com reports.

The deal is for five years and is worth $31 million with $10 million guaranteed. Amendola is expected to replace Wes Welker, who signed with the Denver Broncos earlier in the day, at the slot receiver position.

He missed virtually all of the 2011 season after dislocating his left elbow in the opener, and then injuring a triceps muscle after returning to practice.