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The Patriots have a handful of offseason decisions to make but perhaps the most important will be what the club does with wide receiver Wes Welker.
Welker is once again a free agent, and the Boston Herald’s Ron Borges says that it is unlikely the team will place the franchise tag on the dependable wideout.
“The Patriots are simply not going to put an $11.4 million franchise tag on Welker, someone with intimate knowledge of the team’s thinking said,” Borges wrote.
Monday marked the first day teams could start placing the franchise tag on players.
New England hit the 32-year-old with the franchise tag prior to last season, a season in which he made $9.5 million. If they were to place the tag on him again this season, his one-year rate would be increased to $11.4 million. He then went out and caught 118 passes for 1,354 yards to go along with six touchdowns.
BEST OF MAXIM
According to the Boston Herald, the New England Patriots aren’t going to place the franchise tag on wide receiver Wes Welker this offseason.
While there is no replacement for Welker on the roster, that won’t matter. Neither will the Patriots’ abysmal record of drafting wideouts. The Patriots are simply not going to put an $11.4 million franchise tag on Welker, someone with...
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The news surfaced Monday reporting that the New England Patriots are going to decline using the franchise tag on pending free agent Wes Welker and even though the shifty slot receiver has been called the heart and soul of the team, the decision not to franchise him is the right one.
The Patriots slapped the tag on Welker...
If Wes Welker leaves New England, how will his fantasy football value be affected?
With the NFL free agency period now just weeks away, it is the perfect time for the third installment of the 2013 PPR Fantasy Football Rankings. Today we will be focusing on the wide receiver postion.
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According to a report by the Boston Herald over the weekend, the New England Patriots are unlikely to place the franchise tag on veteran wide receiver Wes Welker once again this year. Welker, 31 wanted a long-term deal with the Patriots last season but the team used the franchise tag instead on the 31-year old receiver, a move that earned him $9.515 million last season.
If New England...
Wes Welker’s days as a New England Patriot may be numbered unless he plans to resign with the team on the cheap. Welker is 31 and according to the Boston Herald, a person with inside knowledge of the Patriots plans, says the team won’t Franchise welker at $11.8 million.
While there is no replacement for Welker on the roster, that won’t matter. Neither will the Patriots’ abysmal...
BRING HIM BACK
Wes Welker is going to be a free agent. A few of the best wide receivers in history say the Patriots need to bring him back.
Fantasy Football News - According to Rotoworld, someone with “Intimate Knowledge of the Team’s Thinking”, believes that the New England Patriots will not tag wide receiver Wes Welker, making him a soon-to-be free agent. FFLockerRoom Take - While this is all just speculation as of right now because NO decision has been yet, this definitely makes us think some. Tom Brady...
Wes Welker ultimately put himself in the situation he's in with the New England Patriots after he turned down a fully guaranteed two-year contract worth $16 million in 2011.
He was paid only $2.15 million after turning down the deal, while Chad Ochocinco made $6 million in 2011.
In 2012, Welker should have
We're over two weeks on from the Super Bowl, and free agency talking has well and truly begun. And with Wes Welker and potentially Brandon Lloyd on their way out this off-season, the New England Patriots are in the market for a receiver. And the 6' 0'', 200 lbs speedster Mike Wallace seems like a good fit for a team looking for a deep threat.However, another AFC...
With Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker's future with the team uncertain, this would be the right time to consider a possible position switch for tight end Aaron Hernandez. He is obviously a receiving tight end as it is already, and has been used as a wide receiver countless times before. Wouldn't this move make sense?
On paper, yes. Before signing his contract extension...
The Philadelphia Eagles gave Asante Samuel six years and 57 million reasons to leave New England in 2008, a move that prompted Wes Welker to accuse him of “chasing the money.” Now, five years later, Samuel is advising Welker to do just that.
Welker is poised to hit the free-agent market for a second straight year, and this time it appears the Patriots won’t be slapping the...
In 2008, Asante Samuel left the New England Patriots to sign with the Philadelphia Eagles, at the time Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker acused Samuel of choosing money over championships.
Now, years later, Welker is the one who's a free agent, and Samuel has some advice for him.
Speaking on FOX Sports Wednesday, Samuel said Welker should leave the Patriots if some other team...