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There’s an old 80’s song by the rock group Abba, “I know there is something going on”  and Wes Welker must have the same feeling. As contract negotiations have come to a grinding halt, Welker witnessed Rob Gronkowski land a 6-Year, $54 million deal. Bill Belichick knows how to make a slap in the face seem more like a punch. Welker turned down a 2-Year, $16 million deal and the Patriots pulled the offer. Hardball is what you call it, but any way you look at it, Welker is viewed as piece with a value that can be expendable. The Patriots just don’t do what they did with Gronkowski, extending him with two years left on his contract. However, before you think they are changing, picture this: the 2013 the salary cap is due to go up to as far as $150 million, as opposed to the $129 million currently in place. In signing Gronkowski early, the Patriots actually got a bargain. Welker isn’t part of the long term future, where Gronkowski will be one of the first players to probably play...
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