Found February 16, 2013 on NESN.com:
Wes Welker will be going into a negotiations battle with the New England Patriots soon. Luckily, he has two of the greatest wide receivers in league history in his corner. Hall of Famer Michael Irvin and self-proclaimed “best ever” Randy Moss both think Welker should suit up in a Patriots uniform for 2013 and beyond. The two come from two different ends of the loyalty spectrum. Irvin was lucky enough play his whole career for Dallas, while the 49ers were Moss’ fifth team (and he played for Minnesota twice). “Absolutely, absolutely crazy,” Irvin told the Boston Herald when asked if New England would be crazy to let Welker walk. “But I also think Wes would be crazy leaving the Patriots. What you need is a great coach that says, ‘I recognize your skill set. Let me make sure I ask you to do what you do best.’ That’s what Wes does. That’s what New England does with Wes. That’s why it’s a perfect fit.” The Patriots used the franchise tag on Welker in 2012. Using the exemption cost the team
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