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Editor’s Note: NESN.com will evaluate and analyze one potential Patriots free agent addition every day from Feb. 18 through the start of NFL free agency on March 12.
The Patriots’ biggest need this offseason is in the secondary. Yes, we’ve been over this time and time again already. But while we’ve identified some logical replacements so far, we haven’t considered their best, physically speaking at least, option on the market.
Sean Smith has line up across from the Patriots’ best outside receiver for four years now, using his big, physical frame to frustrate each of them. For which Bill Belichick has definitely taken notice – even if the numbers don’t exactly add up.
His interception totals — just five over four years — won’t wow you. The amount of passes he’s been credited with defending — an average of 10 per season — aren’t going to widen those eyes either. But line him up across from the 5-foot-9 Wes Welker, a 6-foot flat Brandon Lloyd or even the 6-foot-2 Aaron Hernandez and
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Patriots are aware that the noise about Wes Welker — and other free agents — soon could get louder -...
The New England Patriots appear ready to lose Wes Welker. There is already talk around the Web about who his replacement is going to be. Can they be seriously thinking of just letting Welker walk right off the team and losing the chemistry him and Tom Brady have? The Patriots must not be very good at the bargaining table. There should be some way to cut a deal that would make both...
Mary Kay Cabot reports that an NFL source expects to see the Browns pursue a trade for Patriots backup QB Ryan Mallett.
Cabot adds that a separate source believes Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is unwilling to trade Mallett at this point in time.
There’s been speculation that Mallett could be a target for the Browns since they hired Michael Lombardi as VP of player personnel...
Wes Welker sees your move, Patriots, and he’s calling your bluff.
While the Patriots and Welker appeared to be close to making an agreement on a new deal in recent days, the situation has suddenly become much more complicated. First came the news that Welker was none too pleased with how the Patriots treated him last season, and that he might be willing to test the free-agent market...
“Wide receiver Wes Welker has no plans to re-sign with the Patriots before testing the free...
Wes Welker, WR, Free Agent (2012-13 Team: New England Patriots)
School: Texas Tech
FANTASY FOOTBALL ANALYSIS
Wes Welker turned in yet another.. er.. ppr studded season. He hauled in a whopping 118 catches for 6 touchdowns. While Julian Edelman was nipping at his heels during the early portion of the season, Welker, in the...
Wes Welker is destined for free agency and Patriots fans wonder if the team can live without the record-setting slot man. The reality is that the Patriots can not only live without Welker, they can thrive without Welker.
Contract negotiations between Wes Welker and the New England Patriots have gone to opposite sides of the spectrum and everywhere in between in a matter of days. I have ridden the Welker Contract Roller Coaster now for two offseasons in a row, and I have spent hours wondering about his future. I live and think like someone living in the modern Western world, so I think in terms of...
Breaking Down a First-Down Fix for the Patriots Defense: The Wednesday B/R column is up, and...
The million question is how much of Welker’s success is based of him and how much of it is based off Tom Brady. I don’t care how great of a Wide Receiver you are, it helps having a Hall of Fame quarterback throwing you the ball, but I think people aski underrate Welker’s talent.
He isn’t a perfect fit for every team, but there are several teams I think he would fit in nicely...
It seems there’s only one position on Patriots fans minds right now: wide receiver.
Patriots faithful is agonizing over slot receivers, outside receivers, deep threat receivers, Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd, Danny Amendola and countless other options. Whether Welker is back in a Patriots uniform next year or not, New England will no doubt look to acquire a few outside targets for...
Not really any sudden or surprising news here, but the possibility of free agent WR Danny Amendola becoming a New England Patriot seem more and more likely. So this has been considered almost a gimme for a while now, but with Wes Welker deciding to test the market, Amendola could be a factor in Welker's contract negotiations. Writer Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com says that...