Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14
The New England Patriots slapped the franchise tag on productive slot receiver Wes Welker last season despite the receiver desiring a long-term contract. Welker has recorded over 100 catches per season in five of his six seasons with the Patriots but is slated to become an unrestricted free agent in March. Could he be open to a return with New England? One writer believes that might happen. Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston believes that Welker might be open to a two-year deal with New England this offseason. Mr. Reiss believes that the Patriots might offer up a two-year deal worth $16 million dollars. It is likely that this is not the type of deal that Welker is desiring. At 32, this will be his last chance to collect a big pay day and he’ll likely be looking for a longer term deal worth more money. I’d fully expect Welker to test the free agent market to gauge his worth. If he does receive a significantly higher contract, I’d expect him to follow the money. One has to expect also that Wel...
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