Found March 14, 2013 on
Think Peyton Manning was excited to steal Tom Brady‘s kicker? Well, he’s pretty happy he got his slot receiver this time around, too.
Manning was in the improbable role of Patriot-poacher on Wednesday when Wes Welker agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with the Broncos that few people saw coming. While Denver was reportedly constrained in how much it could offer Welker, with the team having bigger needs, especially at tight end, the chance of getting Welker was just too good for the Broncos to pass up, according to reports.
Mike Freeman of CBSSports.com says Manning had a role in getting the Broncos to woo Welker.
“What I’m told Manning believed was this: Not only do you add a 100-plus-catch guy with Welker, but the Broncos also take away Tom Brady’s favorite weapon,” Freeman writes. “Manning may deny had any say, but he did influence this move.”
Mike Klis of The Denver Post says executive vice president of football operations John Elway checked with Manning before pulling off th...
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“Wes Welker must look at Danny Amendola and shake his head. A younger — and likelier cheaper —...
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...
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...
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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...
2009 Pro Bowler Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie said he chose to sign with the Denver Broncos because of their potential to win a Super Bowl and their desire to make him a better player.
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I'm as heartbroken as anybody right now. Watching Wes Welker leave for nothing more than an average contract has to make you think that the Patriots have something up their sleeves... RIGHT??
Well according to SI.com, Bill Belichick's master plan will not include free agent CB Nnamdi Asomugha. The teams interested include the 49ers (seriously, where are they getting...
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.
The call that pushed the Patriots to the top of the football world 11 years ago may now be getting scrapped.
The “tuck rule” headlined Thursday’s announcement by the NFL’s Competition Committee that there will be six proposed rule changes, three proposed bylaw changes, and two proposed points of emphasis. Yes, Raider fans, they are finally proposing to change it.
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...