Originally written on Patriots Life  |  Last updated 9/5/13
Even now, months after Patriots All-Pro wide receiver and fan favorite Wes Welker signed with the Denver Broncos, it is still going to hurt seeing him in a different jersey. Welker sported #83 during his time in New England, shattering various team receiving records while asserting himself as the prototypical slot receiver. Seriously, try to name another player who owns the short/intermediate passing game better than Welker does. Anyways, all good things must come to an end. Both Welker and the Patriots knew the day was coming, especially after he disappointingly signed the franchise tag that the team slapped him with a year ago. The All-Pro called this signing a 'leap of faith' at the time. Unfortunately, even a year later the two sides were unable to negotiate a contract that would keep Welker in a Patriots uniform for upcoming seasons. In the NFL, we hear all the time that at the end of the day, the league a business. This is true, but getting attached to players is something...
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