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About a month ago former New England Patriots linebacker and current NFL analyst ripped into wide receiver Wes Welker for saying that he might miss mandatory team activities while holding out for a long-term contract.
McGinest said he did not like the wideout's "diva attitude" and the two exchanged a few barbs on Twitter.
Since then, Welker has signed his $9.515 million tender and has said he would, in fact, be attending optional team activities (OTAs).
McGinest spoke with The Boston Herald's Karen Guregian about the spat, which he says was resolved even before Welker signed the tender.
“I’m cool with Wes. I never had a problem with him in the beginning. I was just trying to give him the blueprint of how things go down (in Foxboro),” McGinest said. “If you’re franchised, and you have a chance to make $9.5 million, grab it. It’s more than half of your last contract. If they want to franchise you again next year, that number goes up. That’s $20 million in tw...
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Patriots lock up first round draft pick Chandler Jones.
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Just not sold on the 95 number selection. Yet. If it’s even permanent.
Only Hightower (see above, as well as at OTAs this week) and Bequette remain unsigned.
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When Wes Welker turned down a two-year, $16 million contract extension during the 2011 regular season, the decision was strictly business. But in signing his $9.5 million franchise tender last Tuesday, the four-time Pro Bowler clearly showed where his true loyalties lie. Sure, getting an almost 500 percent raise -- Welker made $2.15 million in 2011 -- certainly has inherent benefits...
Despite the fact that the New England Patriots placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Wes Welker, owner Robert Kraft told Kim Jones of the NFL Network that they want him to be with the Patriots “for life,” per NFL.com.
“Well we’d like to see him be a Patriot for life but it takes two sides,” Kraft said. “We’re just happy he’s back in the system. He’s...
Wes Welker made news this past week for saying he wouldn’t hold out into the season, signing his franchise tender, and then complaining that talks between him and the Patriots had gotten worse. Then he made news because of a report that said the Patriots were mad that he was making news in the first place, especially by saying that the talks had been regressing. The normally tight...
Punters are generally interesting. Perhaps none are more so than Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko. Mesko dropped by WEEI's Dennis and Callahan on Wednesday to discuss his upcoming ZoliOke charity event, which will take place on June 9 at Royale in Boston. During his radio appearance, he also discussed a number of other topics, however, including his ability to speak five languages...
According to Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com, the New England Patriots have signed first round pick Chandler Jones.
The Patriots drafted Jones in hopes that he’ll be able to come in and be a difference maker as a pass rusher, since they had a hard time getting to the quarterback in 2011.
The Patriots have only two more draft picks to sign. Both Dont’a Hightower (1st...
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft would like to work things out with franchise wide receiver Wes Welker.
No long-term deal is imminent, though.
The father of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady says he
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Several Brazilian media outlets are reporting that Patriots superstar Tom Brady and his wife, model Gisele Bundchen are expecting their second child. The Sao Paulo fashion media has been abuzz that Gi, who was in her home country over the past few days to show off her new HOPE lingerie line, is two months along. Fabio Lage, [...]