Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/20/14
New England Patriots fans are waiting, hoping their favorite slot receiver Wes Welker makes it back to Foxboro. Both Welker and the Patriots have been mired in money matters for over a year now, but there are indications that the two could get something done. According to Dan Hanzus of NFL.com, there is chatter that Welker and the Patriots could get a deal done before the free agent market opens on March 12th. Hanzus writes: ‘Welker could very well still be in the plans of the New England Patriots. NFL.com's Ian Rapoport wrote Monday that both he and NFL.com's Albert Breer have heard Welker could still receive a long-term extension before free agency. This makes sense. Welker, 31, puts up big numbers every year, is a good presence in the locker room, and possesses a skill-set that should allow him to play at a high level through his mid-30s. We tend to overlook just how incredibly productive Welker has been since joining the Patriots in 2007. In that stretch -- which includes an offseason recovery from a blown ACL in 2010 -- Welker has averaged 112 catches per season. He's a first-down machine. Rapoport examined the market and speculated Welker could be in line for a five-year deal at roughly $8 million per.’   var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
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