Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/19/12
The New England Patriots were unable to reach a long term agreement with Wes Welker during the off-season.  Instead, Welker used the franchise tag to stay with the team in 2012.  The Patriots could franchise tag their prolific pass-catcher again next off-season.  But assuming they don't, where could he land?  Here are five possibilities: 1. Miami Dolphins – Miami is the most likely landing spot for Welker. Welker started his career in Miami.  Though he primarily played special teams while there.  Miami has been making it a habit of signing players that most other teams consider over the hill (ie. Ricky Williams, Chad Ochocinco, Reggie Bush, seemingly every back-up quarterback around the league).  If Welker ends up being on the market you can bet Miami is going to make a serious play for him. 2. New England Patriots – I know the Patriots have never been known for being sentimental, but they are strategic.  If Welker has a big year in 2012, I find it very hard to believe they’ll ...
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