Found July 17, 2012 on The Penalty Flag:
With so many wide receivers in New England Patriots camp, who will find themselves playing much “wider-out” than they had hoped come September? Many say that the 2011 New England Patriots were just one fairly routine Tom Brady to Wes Welker completion away from winning their fourth Super Bowl.  Well we all know what didn’t happen [...]

Report: No long-term contract for Welker

The New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract by Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, according to the Boston Globe, and, as a result, Welker will play the 2012 season under a $9.5 million franchise tag. The failure to reach an agreement did not come as a surprise, because the two sides reportedly were about $6 million...

Wes Welker: 5 NFL Teams He Could Play For In 2013

The New England Patriots were unable to reach a long term agreement with Wes Welker during the off-season.  Instead, Welker used the franchise tag to stay with the team in 2012.  The Patriots could franchise tag their prolific pass-catcher again next off-season.  But assuming they don't, where could he land?  Here are five possibilities: 1. Miami Dolphins – Miami is the...

Report: Wes Welker, Patriots Unlikely to Get New Deal Done Before Deadline

Despite speculation that the Patriots and star wide receiver Wes Welker would push to get a deal in place before Monday's deadline, a new contract does not appear likely as of Sunday. Talks between Welker and the Patriots haven't been "overly active" in recent days, and "it would be a surprise if an extension was reached," Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports...

Report: Talks between the Patriots and Wes Welker are “stagnant”

Getty Images According to Tom Curran of, ”it would be an upset” if the New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker end up getting a long-term extension worked out before Monday’s 4pm est deadline. “Talks remain stagnant and by stagnant I mean non-existent,” Curran said. Looks like Welker will play out this season under the franchise tag.  Both sides will...

2011 Wes Welker Highlights (by Seldenjo) Well we get another...

2011 Wes Welker Highlights (by Seldenjo) Well we get another season at least of watching awesomeness like this.

Brandon Lloyd is impressed by Bill Belichick’s variety of cutoff outfits

Having played for one of the worst teams in the NFL last season, Brandon Lloyd is likely going to be impressed by a lot of things the defending AFC champion Patriots do. He gets to catch passes from Tom Brady and play alongside All-Stars like Wes Welker, who should help soften the defense for Lloyd to get down field. In addition, Lloyd gets to play under Bill Belichick and admire...

Report: Welker Deal Unlikely

Will the Patriots lock up Wes Welker for the long haul? That's been the top question during the offseason, and the answer is almost here. The team has until 4pm Monday to get a longer term deal done, or they'll have to wait till after the season as Welker plays out the year under the Franchise tag.

Wes Welker and becoming numb to how the Patriots conduct business

Wes Welker and the New England Patriots could not come to an agreement on a contract by Monday’s 4 PM deadline The only two members of the New England Patriots organization that will never leave until they retire are Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. The Patriots proved this again on Monday afternoon. Monday was the day that a deal with franchise tagged player Wes Welker was supposed...

Patriots and Wes Welker don’t reach long-term extension

Monday’s 4:00 p.m. deadline went by for NFL players to sign long term contact extensions with their respective teams and have the franchise tag removed. The Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker were unable to come to agreement on a new deal, so the four time Pro-Bowler will play the 2012 season under the franchise tag earning [...]

Welker's time running out with Pats?

Welker and Patriots couldn't complete a long-term deal. (Source: Bleacher Report) So the 4 p.m. deadline to sign franchised players to long-term deals passed and there were a couple notable deals. The Ravens signed Ray Rice to 5 year deal and the Bears signed Matt Forte to a four year pact. The Patriots and Wes Welker could not come to an agreement as many sites had stated...

No Long Term Deal For Wes

Hot News for WR Wes Welker

Per the chart that was whipped up by Steve Palazzolo of Pro...

Per the chart that was whipped up by Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus, Lloyd’s numbers in both the intermediate and deep routes the last two seasons are impressive, and will provide a serious boost to the Patriots’ offense. (via It Is What It Is » What the addition of Brandon Lloyd means for the Patriots’ passing game)

2012 AFC East Outlook

Division Champion:  New England Patriots This should come as no surprise to anyone who has watched the NFL over the past ten years because the Patriots seem to always find to contend for the division and usually win it. 2012 will be no different with the addition of a new target for Tom Brady in Brandon Lloyd and two defensive first round draft picks in Chandler Jones and Dont...
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