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Stories have surfaced about Brandon Lloyd’s wacky ways and multiple reports have the Patriots letting him go. When deciding whether or not to let a player go, the Patriots will consider who else is out there to fill his role as an outside threat.
Timing could not be more on the Patriots side on this one seeing as how Brandon Lloyd’s bonus that would be owed to him would need to be signed by 4 P.M. on March 17th. Free agency opens up on March 12th giving the Patriots ample time to see who’s out there, for what price. All of this will be happening while Lloyd is still under contract so he will not be able to shop himself around until after March 17th.
For the most part I think Lloyd gave you what you asked for and with a year under his belt, he would be sure to improve on last year’s statistics. Lloyd’s signing bonus if 3 million dollars which, if released, would add 2.9 million to an already healthy amount of CAP room.
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Enough with the reports of Wes Welker staying or going. It's all speculation and conflicting.
Here is the deal if Patriots fans really want to know what’s going to happen. The New England Patriots' stick has been in the sand for over a year now, and they're not going to move it. $8 million was the number last year, and that’s what it is this year.
Even though the New England Patriots have decided not to use the franchise tag this year, they’ll continue to negotiate with Wes Welker, Aqib Talib and Sebastian Vollmer, according to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com.
The good news is that the Patriots and Welker are continuing to make progress. It looks like there’s a good chance something can get done by March 12th.
According to Dov Kleiman of Rant Sports, the New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker are close to finalizing a contract extension.
#Patriots are reportedly close to a long-term deal with WR Wes Welker who played under the 1-year, $9.515M franchise tag contract last year.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_RealUpdates) March 5, 2013
We mentioned earlier today that Welker has some disdain...
The New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker were reportedly close to an agreement on a long-term deal earlier in the week, but that doesn't appear likely. On Wednesday morning, Adam
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the New England Patriots have decided not to use the franchise tag this year.
The Patriots decided against using the franchise tag, I’m told. So Vollmer, Welker and Talib will be UFAs if unsigned by 3/12.
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 4, 2013
Even though the Patriots won’t use the tag, they’ll continue to negotiate on extending...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the New England Patriots are “not expected” to franchise WR Wes Welker before Monday’s 4pm ET deadline.
Tom Curran of CSNNE.com reports that “progress has been made” between the Patriots and Welker towards a long-term contract extension.
Tagging Welker would run New England $11.5 million next season because they wound up franchising...
After I hastily reported yesterday that Wes Welker was closing in on a long-term deal to return to New England, Adam Schefter reported today that the Patriots receiver will instead test the free agent market before agreeing to any deal with the team he has averaged 112 catches for over the past 6 seasons.
This is somewhat surprising news as Welker would be hard pressed to find a...
Tom Brady was initially praised for his "team-first" intentions when extending and restructuring his contract last week to help ease the New England Patriots' salary cap situation.But it didn't take long for the skeptics to chime in, questioning whether Brady would play it out in its current language or if there would be yet another re-do on the deal when he gets...
Wes Welker‘s on-again, off-again relationship with the New England Patriots is entering what could be its final few days.
After six years, 672 receptions and 81 victories, including the postseason of course, this seemingly perfect pairing may be headed for a mutual parting of the ways.
Welker wants to be paid like one of the NFL’s best receivers, which he has proven to be over...
We’re looking for a preferably Patriots-knowledgeable designer to work with on a new 2013...
Hey Ed Reed: Stop teasing us Patriots fans. You know everyone wants you to come here and shore up our porous secondary. But quit with the back and fourth. First prior to the Super Bowl you said you basically wanted to have babies with Bill Belichick, statements you have since backpedaled on, stating that you intend to remain a Raven.
If that didn't sting enough, you had to...