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Ron Borges of the Boston Herald reports that a source with ”intimate knowledge of the team’s thinking” has informed him that the Patriots will not be using their franchise tag on WR Wes Welker this year.
NFL teams can begin applying franchise tags as of today, so we’re expecting a lot of news relating to players who could be tagged in the next few days.
Last year, the Patriots franchised Welker, which means doing so again would require an additional 20 percent and, according to Borges, comes out to $11.4 million. Borges adds that even though there’s no obvious replacement for Welker on their current roster, it won’t factor into their decision to part ways.
This is a pretty clear indication that Welker, 31, figures to be playing elsewhere at the start of the 2013 season and coincides with numerous reports that have suggested as much in the months prior.
We have Welker listed as the No. 10 best available player in our Top 50 Free Agents list.
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According to a report by the Boston Herald over the weekend, the New England Patriots are unlikely to place the franchise tag on veteran wide receiver Wes Welker once again this year. Welker, 31 wanted a long-term deal with the Patriots last season but the team used the franchise tag instead on the 31-year old receiver, a move that earned him $9.515 million last season.
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The Patriots have a handful of offseason decisions to make but perhaps the most important will be what the club does with wide receiver Wes Welker.
Welker is once again a free agent, and the Boston Herald’s Ron Borges says that it is unlikely the team will place the franchise tag on the dependable wideout.
“The Patriots are simply not going to put an $11.4 million franchise tag...
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