Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/28/12

FOXBORO, MA - DECEMBER 13: Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots gains yards against the Carolina Panthers at Gillette Stadium on December 13, 2009 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots won 20-10. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
Wes Welker has had a successful run in a Patriots uniform, but it’s no guarantee that he’ll be back in New England next season. In fact, The Boston Globe’s Greg Bedard thinks this will be Welker’s final campaign in a Pats uniform. The team placed the franchise tag on the wide receiver prior to the season, and the two sides might not be able to work out a new deal after this year. If the Patriots do eventually part ways with Welker, it’ll leave a major void in the receiving corps, and will mean that Bill Belichick will have to look at other options to contribute out of the slot. Bedard thinks the Rams’ Danny Amendola and the Dolphins’ Davone Bess could intriguing options to lessen the blow. Check out the video above to hear more.
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