Tennessee Titans won’t get a chance to consider signing free agent Danny Amendola.
Whether fans like it or not, the Tennessee Titans aren’t going to look at all the big name free agents. Instead they are going to focus their search on known quantities.
What I mean by that is that Jon Robinson and Mike Vrabel have been clear that they want to establish a culture similar to what New England has been doing for decades now.
One of the cornerstones of that culture is that the New England Patriots decide what they think free agents are worth and they don’t let the market tell them who is the most valuable player.
For example, the Patriots were fine letting Jamie Collins go in a trade only to bring him back a few years later for pennies on the dollar. This happened because New England knew exactly how to use Collins and when he went to the Cleveland Browns he was put in a bad situation and wasn’t held to the same standard.
Long story short, to do this you have to have a great feel for the players you are bringing in which is why the Titans probably won’t go after any free agents that haven’t worked with anyone on the coaching staff before.
That is why I thought that Danny Amendola was going to be a sneaky target in free agency.
In a role similar to what the Titans were asking Tajae Sharpe to do, Amendola could have been a guy who came off of the bench and saw anywhere from 40-60 targets per year as a sure handed veteran.
However, today the Lions re-signed Amendola to a one year deal.
The list of 28 players that I made two weeks ago has now been cut down to 27 and while there will be some players cut that fill that list up, Amendola was one that I think a lot of people were sleeping on in connection to the Tennessee Titans.
Quietly, this could be a positive because if the Titans are forced to use a draft pick on a wide receiver in this draft the chances are high that they will get great value based on the depth of this class. Dark clouds, sliver linings and all that.