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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 wanted to tag him again this season, the move would cost the team over $11 million dollars. Welker turned down a completely guaranteed two-year contract worth $16 million.
While you might think that his services are invaluable to the Patriots, think again. Yes, he has been a highly productive player during his time with the Patriots, but this has been a team which has never been held hostage by one player and has demonstrated that they are ready to move on from any player at virtually any time other than QB Tom Brady.
There is always the chance that New England could offer up the two year deal to Welke...
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Several reports have been published about the New England Patriots not retaining the services of veteran wide receiver Wes Welker. Could the Bucs make a run at him in free agency? According to a source with knowledge of the Bucs potential plans, they will. He stated the team is “eyeing him (Welker) hard” after mentioning what the Bucs are looking to do during free agency and...
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...
Would Wes Welker be as productive outside of New England?
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.
Unlike the previous two positions (2013 PPR Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings, 2013 Fantasy...
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...
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...
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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...
Ron Borges from the Boston Herald is hearing that New England won't place the franchise tag on free agent wide receiver Wes Welker.Fantasy Spin:This news comes as a bit of a surprise and it could mean that Welker has played his final game as a Patriot. Whoever ends up signing the 31-year-old will be getting arguably the most dominant slot receiver we've seen in the last decade.
A source with intimate knowledge of the team's thinking told Ron Borges of the Boston Herald that the Patriots "are simply not going to put an $11.4 million franchise tag" on 31-year-old wide receiver Wes Welker.
Borges argues Welker has worked himself into a corner, and with little leverage in the situation he isn't about to receive a better offer than the fully...
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
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski revealed Friday that his cast has been removed and his timetable for recovery is four to six weeks.
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Wes Welker has clearly shown he has been the best wide receiver for the New England Patriots for this past half-decade, as he has already hauled in 672 catches in his six years with the franchise.
Welker is looking for a new contract this off-season, and with the Patriots unable to franchise-tag him again, it’s going to be a big summer for negotiations...
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...
During the 2012 offseason, the depth at this position was perhaps the deepest in the entire NFL. Oh what can change in a year! With the expiring contracts of Wes Welker, Julian Edelman, Deion Branch, and Donte’ Stallworth the Patriots are now left with Brandon Lloyd, Matthew Slater, and Kamar Aiken as the only receivers locked up for 2013. This, along with the signing of Northwestern...