Found February 26, 2012 on NESN.com:
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There is still no news on the wide receiver front for the New England Patriots. The team could have slapped the franchise tag on Wes Welker early this week but has yet to do so. Reports are that the two sides still are significantly apart on a long-term deal, but no one expects the Pats to let Welker hit the market. It is no secret that New England needs to add an outside receiver with big-play capability to help out Welker and Tom Brady. And one name making the rounds this week is likely free agent Brandon Lloyd. Even without...
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  • I'm pretty sure Welker will be back with the Pats. He has been a goldmine for them, you can't toss him out because of one dropped pass. I would like to see a team like the Pats get Toby Gerheart from Minnesota. Minnesota will not utilize this strong, and, talented player. He was a dominant player on a real good Stanford team. Goes to Minnesota and sits.
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