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With Goldson almost definitely leaving San Francisco, the Patriots should consider him a viable option to play alongside Devin McCourty at safety. He's going into his 7th season in the league, and while he doesn't have the stat line that fans would probably like to see, (only 3 picks in 2012) he moves well in space, and can really lay the wood. Goldson would be a dramatic upgrade to the safety play we saw this season. He earned both Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in 2012 for his outstanding play. The guy is a force at the safety position.
The biggest question is whether or not we as a team can afford to pay for him. In an interview Tuesday, Goldson had this to say:
I would like to play for somebody that has the potential to getting back to the postseason... If it doesn't work out that way, I can't not accept certain deals. ... I'm open to pretty much anywhere.
I read that as his top priority being playing for a championship contender unless a lesser team gives him ...
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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...