Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/9/14
New England Patriots star wide receiver Wes Welker is using every avenue and whatever it takes to capture a long-term lucrative contract. He hopes that’s it with his current team but has come out and said that he will also test the free agent market first.Hearing this I can only imagine when there is smoke there’s fire. This can’t be good for the New England Patriots because losing a star player like Welker can be a major blow. There will be fans and critics that will come out and say “let him go”.The reason why they feel this way is because of his crucial drop passes in the playoffs. One was in last year’s Super Bowl loss to the New York Giants. We can sit back and say that Welker folds under pressure but I don’t think he did. Mistakes happen but it’s more critical when you make them in the playoffs in front of millions of people watching.We saw this past season the New England Patriots slap the franchise tag on Welker and paying him $9.5 million for the year. They don’t want to do...
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