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Report: Welker extension possible

Posted by pperillo on February 25, 2013 – 4:20 pm

500x305-20130225-welkerFree agency isn’t slated to get underway until March 12, and the deadline for using the franchise tag is March 4, but reports are circulating suggesting the Patriots and Wes Welker may agree to a deal before then.

Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network write about a potential long-term extension being reached before Welker hits the market. The piece does not cite any sources indicating a deal will get done but rather speculates that one being completed before the start of free agency “can’t be ruled out.”

Of course, it’s not yet March so ruling out an extension at this point would be quite foolish. It would certainly appear the Boston Herald’s report last week about the Patriots not wishing to use the franchise tag, which would cost upward of $11.6 million, on Welker for a second straight year is accurate since the piece suggests as much. But other than that, there’s not much else to go on.

So, we know they don’t want to use the franchise tag and people talking to Breer and Rapoport have told us not to rule out a deal before March 12.

Let the speculation begin.


Posted in Free Agency (2013) | 5 Comments »


5 Responses to “Report: Welker extension possible”

  1. By Josh Brown on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply

    So the story from this journalist is really about nothing? Ok. I trust PFW only and will be awaiting the good news from you guys!

  2. By pperillo on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply

    Not necessarily nothing, especially after the Brady news. But it basically said Welker could sign. Well, I think we all knew that.

  3. By doug on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply

    gotta keep wes in the fold. would love to see tom win another one with wes still there. go pats!

  4. By Tyler on Feb 25, 2013 | Reply

    the brady extension was a good choice! but other than that the franchise should focus on spending their money where it matters most (cornerbacks, secondary, DEFENSE) thats what wins championships is DEFENSE!!!

  5. By Rich Filteau on Feb 26, 2013 | Reply

    Yes, now that Brady is locked in, it makes sense to lock up his number one go to guy…
    One other offensive player to lock in might be Vollmer…
    We can pick up a BIG fast WR in the draft and still go for the majority on defense with four more picks…
    That would be corners and DL pass-rushers…

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