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Wes Welker has already signed his franchise tender, assuring him of 9.515 million dollars this season. However, he and the Patriots are not close on a long term contract. According to Welker, after he signed his tender, things got worse as the Patriots offered him a contract worse than the 2 year, 16 million dollar deal he was offered during last season. The Patriots are playing hardball with Welker as he heads into his age 31 season, knowing that Welker’s best days could be behind him and that a lot of his production is the product of the system and his quarterback.
Pro Football Talk describes negotiations as “literally and philosophically” far apart with just 6 days left before the deadline for franchise players to sign a long term deal. The two sides are currently working on a 3 year deal, but they are at least 6 million dollars apart and disagree on how to structure the 3rd year of the deal. Welker knows how much better his career is with Brady throwing to him in New England so ...
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(PhatzRadio / SI) — The New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker are heading into their last week of long-term contract discussions for a while, and the big gap between the two sides suggests little possibility of a deal getting done.
The Boston Globe’s Greg Bedard reported Sunday that the Patriots and Welker are about $6 million in guaranteed money apart from one...
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Cole Beasley, a 5'8" undrafted receiver trying to land with the Cowboys, said he's getting tired of the frequent comparisons made between himself and Wes Welker.
Teams like to talk about cap space, guaranteed money, three-year deals and franchising. Fans like to talk about greatness, and keeping greatness that's hard to find. That's why, with the time for the Patriots to complete a new deal with Wes Welker just a few days away, some New England fans are feeling uneasy. The Patriots already have Welker under the franchise tag, meaning...
The clock is ticking on Wes Welker signing a new contract with the Patriots. Both sides have shown interest in making Welker a Patriot for life, and Welker has made assurances that he will not miss a game this season, having accepted the team's $9.5 million franchise tag. But that doesn't mean the wide receiver who has been so pivotal to New England's success over the...
“The deadline for the Patriots and franchise player Wes Welker to get a longer-term deal done...
Earlier today we mentioned that the New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker plan on trying to work out a long-term contract before next Monday’s deadline.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, a source has told him that there may not be much dialogue between both sides this week because of how far apart they are in their negotiations.
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) practicing on Thursday, June 7, 2012. (Credit: AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
Reports over the weekend were that the New England Patriots and Wes Welker are at least $6 million apart on a new contract. At that point, all signs pointed to the two sides not getting a deal done by the July 16 deadline. However, all of that may change this...
According to Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe, both the New England Patriots and the representatives for wide receiver Wes Welker are expected to be working hard this week to agree on a new contract.
The problem now, is that the Patriots and Welker’s reps can’t agree on how to structure a third year for the 31 year-old receiver.
I believe there’s a good...
If Cole Beasley doesn't make the Dallas Cowboys' 53-man roster it won't be because he lacked confidence.
The 5-8, 182-pound wide receiver out of SMU turned some heads during mini-camp with his speed, reliable hands and ability to make the tough grabs in traffic.
His athleticism and size draws immediate comparisons to New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, someone...
Wide receiver Wes Welker is believed to be nearing a new deal with the Patriots, according to the Boston Globe.
Both sides are working hard to get the contract done before next Mondays deadline, and are around $6M apart in agreement. And a happy Wes Welker should remain an excellent No. 1 fantasy WR after leading the NFL with 122 catches in 2011.
Wes Welker has caught 554 balls over the past five seasons. For those of you who aren’t familiar with NFL stats, that is an astronomical amount of catches for a five-year period. In three of those five seasons, Welker led all NFL receivers in receptions. With that in mind, it would stand to reason that any NFL rookie — especially an undrafted free agent — would be honored to...
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This offseason has been filled with drama, you have multiple Detroit Lions players arrested, you have the bounty case with the New Orleans Saints, Andrew Luck still hasn’t signed a deal and Adrian Peterson got arrested for resisting arrest. Those stories have all made headline and that’s all the NFL fans have been talking about, what many fans don’t realize is that the Saints...