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We are only hours away from the official start of NFL free agency, and rumors are abound as agents and organizations put out anonymous information to gauge interest from players and other teams. But some owners come out from behind the curtain to either try to either gain favor with the fan base, or to truly entice a free agent. The latter appears to be the case with New England Patriots owner Bob Kraft, as he talked about the team’s desire to resign Wes Welker with reporters in New York on Monday. Via Darren Rovell: Pats owner Robert Kraft on Wes Welker: “I love Wes Welker. I hope he remains a Patriot for life. Just like Tom Brady.” — darren rovell (@darrenrovell) March 11, 2013 What fans shouldn’t expect is a breaking of the bank to make that come true. Kraft’s desire to keep him around is similar to that of John Mara’s to keep Victor Cruz. Neither are going to give them a Megatron-type deal, which would then hamstring them from making other deals. Ironically, as we said yesterday, Cruz may be a fallback plan for the Patriots.
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As the dawn of the second day of NFL free agency begins, it becomes clear that either New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has a tendency not to mean what he says or something went very wrong.
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For all the “Patriot for Life” talk, now we finally know how the Patriots really feel about Wes Welker. On Tuesday, we found out that Welker hadn’t even been offered a contract. Well, the Patriots finally got around to offering Welker that contract, but according to the Boston Herald, all the offer did was let Welker know that the Patriots don’t really want him.Wes Welker...
This is certainly a nice twist. According to multiple reports, New England Patriots free agent wide recevier Wes Welker may be close to accepting a deal from the Denver Broncos, and becoming a target for the chief rival of the Patriots over the years, Peyton Manning. Filed to ESPN: Broncos in serious talks, trying to hammer out an agreement with Patriots WR Wes Welker. Decision expected...
The war of words continues when it pertains to Wes Welker and his destiny this offseason. Reports surfaced yesterday from Miami that Welker would not mind “sticking it to the Patriots” if they didn’t give him the kind of deal he wants. Today however, the other side of the coin is flipped, once again, and has NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling saying that Welker will most likely stick...
It was reported yesterday that the New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker have ended their contract talks with both sides unable to come to an agreement on a new deal.
According to the Boston Herald, it’s not just that both sides aren’t talking anymore, but they’re weren’t even close to getting a deal done,despite reports leading up to the start of free agency...
Free agent wide receiver Wes Welker and the New England Patriots reportedly seem to be on two different pages when it comes to his value as a free agent. At 32, Wes Welker has thrived as a slot receiver in New England, totaling over 100 receptions 5 out of the last 6 seasons. But, at 5’9 and on the downside of his career when you historically look at receivers in their 30′s...
Wes Welker may be the most fortunate wide receiver in the NFL. He spent six seasons in New England with Tom Brady, one of the top quarterbacks in recent history, and now he's heading to Denver to join Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.
In other words, Wes Welker may be the luckiest wide receiver in the history of the NFL.
Still, it's his impact on the Broncos'...
This one was a shocker. I saw Welker ending up back in New England.
The New England Patriots reached an agreement Wednesday with former St. Louis Rams wide receiver Danny Amendola, reports NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The Patriots agreed to a 5-
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft made his feelings about wide receiver Wes Welker known Monday, telling ESPN, “I hope he remains a Patriot for life, just like Tom Brady.”
Despite those warm and fuzzy feelings, Welker is currently a free agent. With 118 receptions and six touchdowns during the 2012 regular season, Welker made a solid contribution to the Pats’ offense. According to...
Wes Welker has agreed to terms with Denver Broncos.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 13, 2013
On the heels of a report that Wes Welker was considering leaving New England after they low balled him on their offer, enters Bill Simmons. The rumor mill continues.
Before you say, "Isn't he a columnist/podcast host/pop culture/grantland creator/nba tv guy?" remember that Simmons does have connections in the sports world. How can he not at this point?
He often references...