- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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The New England Patriots made one of the most controversial moves in franchise history when they let Welker walk to the rival Denver Broncos and signed Amendalo in his place. Welker was coming off another Pro Bowl season where he caught 118 passes for 1,354 yards and six touchdowns.
Amendola is several years younger than Welker. But Welker is much more durable than Amendola, who has a long injury history.
Will Amendola be an upgrade in New England? ESPN's "First Take" crew debates.