Found May 19, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker on Saturday took back comments he made two days before that his contract negotiations had "gotten worse." Welker made the comments to the Boston Herald on Thursday, but told ESPN Boston that he used the wrong words to describe his contract situation. "That was probably a bad choice of words, saying they've gotten worse," Welker said Saturday. "They've pretty much -- they've stayed the same. I'm franchised for the year and I'm completely happy with that. I say the same because it's a franchise tender. It was a bad choice of words because it's still one year, nine and a half (million dollars). It's the same. It's the same contract." A team source told the Boston Globe on Friday that Welker's initial comments were not appreciated by the team. Welker told reporters at his football clinic on Saturday that he is content with his situation with the team and looks forw...

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Everything that Wes Welker says and does lately seems to be the wrong thing. Before he makes another move, he needs to make some phone calls to these five guys that have come out on the other side of a contract dispute with the Patriots. To read this story that is complete with videos please click the link below.

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Patriots’ Wes Welker says he’s “not frustrated whatsoever”

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Report: Patriots Unhappy With Wes Welker's Decision to Publicly Discuss Contract Negotiations

Wes Welker revealed Thursday that contract talks with the Patriots have "gotten worse," and it may have something to do with a decision the receiver made a few weeks ago. According to The Boston Globe, a league source has indicated that the Patriots are unhappy with Welker's decision to go public about their contract negotiations. Welker made some appearances on ESPN...

Wes Welker vs. The New England Patriots

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Report: Star WR Welker says contract talks with Pats getting worse

Report: Wes Welker reveals contract talks with Patriots getting worse

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