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Wes Welker and the New England Patriots could not come to an agreement on a contract by Monday’s 4 PM deadline
The only two members of the New England Patriots organization that will never leave until they retire are Bill Belichick and Tom Brady.
The Patriots proved this again on Monday afternoon.
Monday was the day that a deal with franchise tagged player Wes Welker was supposed to come to a long-term deal, that the two sides were going to come to some kind of agreement and Wes Welker would remain in Foxboro for seemingly the rest of his career. It might not have been what Welker necessarily wanted or maybe a little bit more than what the Patriots wanted to pay, but Welker had certainly earned a contract with his play over the past five seasons and the Patriots wanted him around because he was one of quarterback Tom Brady’s favorite targets.
Nope. The two sides couldn’t agree on a contract, the Patriots wouldn’t budge. Wes Welker will play under the $9.5 million franchise tag.
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The New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker were unable to reach agreement on a long-term contract by Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, according to the Boston Globe, and, as a result, Welker will play the 2012 season under a $9.5 million franchise tag. The failure to reach an agreement did not come as a surprise, because the two sides reportedly were about $6 million...
Despite speculation that the Patriots and star wide receiver Wes Welker would push to get a deal in place before Monday's deadline, a new contract does not appear likely as of Sunday. Talks between Welker and the Patriots haven't been "overly active" in recent days, and "it would be a surprise if an extension was reached," Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston reports...
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker failed to agree on a long-term deal. He’ll now play under the franchise tag for the 2012 season.
The Patriots and Welker’s reps will now have to wait until the end of the regular season to continue to negotiate towards a long-term contract, if they choose to.
According to Tom Curran of CSNNE.com, ”it would be an upset” if the New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker end up getting a long-term extension worked out before Monday’s 4pm est deadline.
“Talks remain stagnant and by stagnant I mean non-existent,” Curran said.
Looks like Welker will play out this season under the franchise tag. Both sides will...
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Monday’s 4:00 p.m. deadline went by for NFL players to sign long term contact extensions with their respective teams and have the franchise tag removed. The Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker were unable to come to agreement on a new deal, so the four time Pro-Bowler will play the 2012 season under the franchise tag earning [...]
Will the Patriots lock up Wes Welker for the long haul? That's been the top question during the offseason, and the answer is almost here. The team has until 4pm Monday to get a longer term deal done, or they'll have to wait till after the season as Welker plays out the year under the Franchise tag.
Welker and Patriots couldn't complete a long-term deal. (Source: Bleacher Report)
So the 4 p.m. deadline to sign franchised players to long-term deals passed and there were a couple notable deals. The Ravens signed Ray Rice to 5 year deal and the Bears signed Matt Forte to a four year pact. The Patriots and Wes Welker could not come to an agreement as many sites had stated...
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Hot News for WR Wes Welker
The NFL free agent deadline has come and gone with no new contract for Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker. The spark plug of New England’s offense since his arrival in 2007, will be playing under the franchise tag and will be paid $9.5 million this season. There is a heated debate in football circles if the Patriots made a mistake in not signing him long term.
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