Found March 06, 2013 on
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After I hastily reported yesterday that Wes Welker was closing in on a long-term deal to return to New England, Adam Schefter reported today that the Patriots receiver will instead test the free agent market before agreeing to any deal with the team he has averaged 112 catches for over the past 6 seasons.
This is somewhat surprising news as Welker would be hard pressed to find a situation better suited to his skill-set than with Brady and the Patriots. In his 6 seasons in New England Welker has caught 672 receptions for 7,459 yards and 37 touchdowns. That is a high production of output that the Patriots, should Welker decide to leave for a new team, would greatly miss.
So the question now is where will Welker end up when the free agency period is over? Is he going to return to New England, or will he decide to join a new team after 2 Super Bowl appearances in Foxboro? It must be said that just because Welker said he will not be signing a contract at least until free agency starts, t...
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Patriots are aware that the noise about Wes Welker — and other free agents — soon could get louder -...
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
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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.
After putting up yet another 100 catch season for the New England Patriots, one would think that Welker is happy with the team and that the franchise is prepared to make him a long-term offer that he can’t refuse. But the reality of the situation remains that Welker is unsigned, and reportedly isn’t all that happy with the team for the way he was treated earlier this season...
The New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker appear to be close to a multi-year agreement.Fantasy Spin:Tom Brady gave the Patriots enough cap space to sign Welker by agreeing to a contract extension last week and it looks like the quarterback and his favorite receiver will stay together for a while longer. Welker's fantasy owners have to be smiling as he's averaged...
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...
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...
Jason Cole of Yahoo Sports reports that WR Wes Welker has a “somewhat mild disdain for the Patriots right now.”
Welker was reportedly “miffed” by the Patriots decision to play Julian Edelman over him in the opening game of the season. Another issue for Welker is the belief that had Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski not gotten hurt last year, Welker may have seen a reduced...
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...
The Patriots chose not to franchise Wes Welker (or anyone, for that matter) on Monday, but that doesnt mean they dont have a plan at slot receiver if Welker is not a Patriot next season.
According to Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk.com, the Pats have a replacement in mind in Danny Amendola. Florio, who was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday morning, hinted that the Pats plan...
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...