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Report: Rams may allow Danny Amendola to test free agency

St Louis Rams v San Francisco 49ers

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - NOVEMBER 11: Wide receiver Danny Amendola #16 of the St. Louis Rams runs 80 yards to the 2-yard line against safety Donte Whitner #31 of the San Francisco 49ers on the first play of overtime only to have the play called back for an illegal formation on November 11, 2012 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco, California. The teams tied 24-24 in overtime. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

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At the Combine, Rams general manager Les Snead told’s Gregg Rosenthal the club would not apply the franchise tag to receiver Danny Amendola.

Now, it also appears that the Rams may let their receptions leader from a season ago hit the open market.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, citing sources, reported Thursday that Amendola seems likely to be unsigned once free agency begins in March.

From a productivity standpoint, there is much to like about the 27-year-old Amendola, who hauled in 63 passes for 666 yards and three touchdowns in 2012. However, Amendola missed five games a season ago because of foot and clavicle injuries. In 2011, he was limited to one game because of an elbow injury.

According to Rapoport, the Rams have a price for Amendola in mind. Should Amendola test the market, it will be interesting to see what other teams step up with an offer for one of the game’s better slot receivers.