This time around, the roles appear to have reversed.
NFL teams have told Dan Pompei of Bleacher Report that Amendola's name "has been floated in trade talks."
It's the latest reminder of the NFL's "What have you done for me lately?" culture.
It's a bit of a surprise that a team as enlightened as the Patriots would pull a 180 on their 2013 assessments of Amendola and Edelman.