Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 7/19/12

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Wes Welker (#83) of the New England Patriots runs with the ball during the NFL International Series match between New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2009 in London, England. This is the third occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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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