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Wes Welker’s days as a New England Patriot may be numbered unless he plans to resign with the team on the cheap. Welker is 31 and according to the Boston Herald, a person with inside knowledge of the Patriots plans, says the team won’t Franchise welker at $11.8 million.
While there is no replacement for Welker on the roster, that won’t matter. Neither will the Patriots’ abysmal record of drafting wideouts. The Patriots are simply not going to put an $11.4 million franchise tag on Welker, someone with intimate knowledge of the team’s thinking said. Nor is he going to get an offer better than the one he turned down in 2011. So all his #leapoffaith got Welker was a decent one-year deal, but he’s got no grounds to complain because the Patriots long ago showed how they do business if you do yours the way he did his, which was to hold out a tin cup and hope they’d drop something in it.
Ron Borges, the columnist with the inside information, says Welker painted himself into this corner when he decided to turn down a fully guaranteed 2 year $16 million deal in 2011.
Once Welker signed the franchise tag last season, he pretty much sealed his fate in New England. Welker will now have to take a deal he’ll probably feel is way below market value, or take a chance that his reputation will carry him to a decent deal in free agency.
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Several reports have been published about the New England Patriots not retaining the services of veteran wide receiver Wes Welker. Could the Bucs make a run at him in free agency? According to a source with knowledge of the Bucs potential plans, they will. He stated the team is “eyeing him (Welker) hard” after mentioning what the Bucs are looking to do during free agency and...
According to the Boston Herald, the New England Patriots aren’t going to place the franchise tag on wide receiver Wes Welker this offseason.
While there is no replacement for Welker on the roster, that won’t matter. Neither will the Patriots’ abysmal record of drafting wideouts. The Patriots are simply not going to put an $11.4 million franchise tag on Welker, someone with...
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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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Wes Welker ultimately put himself in the situation he's in with the New England Patriots after he turned down a fully guaranteed two-year contract worth $16 million in 2011.
He was paid only $2.15 million after turning down the deal, while Chad Ochocinco made $6 million in 2011.
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