Found March 15, 2013 on CLNS Radio:
In the wake of Wes Welker heading to the Mile High City, ESPN's Mike Reiss is reporting that the New England Patriots are now in talks to give wide receiver Brandon Lloyd a new deal. Lloyd is due a $3 million bonus by the weekend and it is widely speculated that the Patriots will not pick it up. Instead, the team and Lloyd are trying to reach a new deal to return to Foxboro. Lloyd was one of the starting receivers last season for the Pats catching 74 passes for 911 yards and four touchdowns. Retaining Lloyd would big a huge sigh of relief for the New England Patriots which suddenly find themselves scrambling for receivers. The Patriots are also planning to meet up with Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders. If the Pats do sign Sanders, they would need to send a third round pick in this year's draft to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lloyd was expected to earn a base salary of $1.9 million for the upcoming 2013 season, and it would have been a salary cap charge of $4.9 ...

Report: Patriots to Release Brandon Lloyd Before $3 Million Roster Bonus

The Patriots could be going into 2013 with an entirely new wide receiver corps. The Patriots will release Brandon Lloyd rather than pick up his $3 million roster bonus, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald. Lloyd was set to make $1.9 million, plus the roster bonus in 2013. Lloyd had 74 receptions in 2012 for 911 yards and four touchdowns. He was not the vertical threat some...

The Patriots will release Brandon Lloyd

The Patriots will release Brandon Lloyd, according to a source. — Jeff Howe (@jeffphowe) March 16, 2013 Wow, this was kind of expected all along, but there were reports he was restructuring his deal. The two needed to agree by 4 pm on a new deal, otherwise Lloyd would take up around $4.6 mill of the cap ($1.6 mill salary, $3 million option). If Lloyd is being released as Jeff...

"Wes Welker must look at Danny Amendola and shake his head. A younger — and likelier cheaper —..."

“Wes Welker must look at Danny Amendola and shake his head. A younger — and likelier cheaper —...

Wes Welker, Broncos in serious contract talks

Wes Welker may be hooking up with a future Hall of Fame QB after all. The former New England Patriots standout wide receiver is in “serious talks” with the Denver Broncos today, the second day of free agency, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports.  The team reportedly wants to “hammer out a deal” with the All-Pro slot receiver. Welker, 31, had 118 catches for 1,354 yards last year...

Immediate Thoughts On The Patriots Ditching Wes Welker For Danny Amendola

Just before I left work today a co-worker interrupted my conversation to tell me that Wes Welker was gone, on his way to Denver.  A minute later, thanks to the wonders of twitter, I saw that it was a two-year deal.  I became puzzled, wasn’t that what the Pats offered Welker last year, a deal he rejected?  I rationalized that Welker surely got two years and $16 million or more...

Wes Welker Wired (by amaris574)

Wes Welker Wired (by amaris574)

Mike Reiss vs. Mike Felger Radio Fight: Who Ya Got? Mike Felger (Comcast Sports TV Anchor and Radio Host) had allegedly called out Mike Reiss (Patriots Beat Writer for ESPN Boston) for being "in the bag of the team." Felger is referring to Reiss's comment about Wes Welker's agent being partially at fault for the mishap in...

Danny Amendola Reportedly Signed With Patriots on Tuesday, a Day Before Wes Welker Signed With Broncos

So, Danny Amendola wasn’t a reaction to Wes Welker‘s exit, after all. According to Tom E. Curran, the Patriots and the former Rams receiver agreed to the five-year deal on Tuesday — not Wednesday when the signing was leaked. That being said, Curran believes that the Pats had likely already moved on from Welker and went after Amendola when No. 83 went on the market. Check...

Wes Welker’s Departure Stings, But Patriots Fans Must Believe in the Genius of Bill Belichick

The easy thing is not always the right thing. That is the hardest part about running a successful NFL franchise. Unless you’re Bill Belichick, that is. The hoodie and his minions — and/or staff — have always been very much about putting the business first. While some teams add players to try and liven up their fan base or re-sign guys based off emotion and sentimentalism, Belichick...
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