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Patriots passed on new Welker deal

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10:41 AM ET 12.18 | Wes Welker, whose contract expires after this season, can't be excited about Jerod Mayo's new deal. Hopefully Bill Belichick has already whispered in Welker's ear that he will get his soon enough, because this was supposed to be Welker's contract, not Mayo's. Welker was on his way to a new contract before he tore his ACL in a meaningless game against the Texans to finish the 2009 season. Welker is such a team player that he came back quicker than most imagined and, despite clearly not being close to 100 percent, played in every game before he was given the final game of 2010. No one is tougher. No one takes harder hits than Welker. And never once, publicly or privately, did Welker complain about his contract. He just kept playing his heart out. And the Patriots decided not to reward that at this time.

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December 18, 2011  10:58 AM ET

Not sure why the Globe is saying Mayo is getting money that is supposed to go to Welker. Best LB they have.

December 18, 2011  11:16 AM ET

I never thought the guy would have come back so soon. But, if the Patriots can't get the deal done, I know of a team in Indiana that would love to have him play for them.

December 18, 2011  11:16 AM ET

If the Patriots don't resign Welker, he will be quickly given a huge contract from any one of the other 31 teams in the NFL.

December 18, 2011  11:17 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I never thought the guy would have come back so soon. But, if the Patriots can't get the deal done, I know of a team in Indiana that would love to have him play for them.

Along with 25 or so other teams.

December 18, 2011  11:36 AM ET

Miami still rues the day they traded Welker. Come on Mr Kraft, open that generous wallet you have.

December 18, 2011  11:37 AM ET

This is a non story. Worse case, Welker gets the franchise tag slapped on him.

He's not going anywhere and all parties involved know it.

December 18, 2011  11:43 AM ET

Until other teams figure out a way to cover Welker ... he ain't goin' anywhere.

December 18, 2011  11:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

This is a non story. Worse case, Welker gets the franchise tag slapped on him.He's not going anywhere and all parties involved know it.

Okay, thanks, I can start breathing normally again.

December 18, 2011  12:03 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Miami still rues the day they traded Welker. Come on Mr Kraft, open that generous wallet you have.

Wes Welker for a 2nd round pick (Samson Satele) and a 7th round pick (Abraham Wright)

One of the most lopsided trades of the last decade.

December 18, 2011  01:03 PM ET

Still with the idiotic trade comments. He was a restricted free agent, if Miami hadn't traded him N.E. still would have gotten him, only without throwing in the 7th round pick as well. Frankly, I don't know why N.E. didn't do that.

December 18, 2011  01:13 PM ET

I give Welker props. I thought his stats were generated from Moss taking up so much of the defenses attention but he is doing fine without him. Give the guy his $

December 18, 2011  04:15 PM ET

I could see Belichick putting Welker to the curb, he's that kind of coach....it's a business.

December 18, 2011  07:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Miami still rues the day they traded Welker. Come on Mr Kraft, open that generous wallet you have.

You don't give a new big multi year contract to a 31 year old receiver with bad knees whos on the decline of his career. Kraft will often him a fair deal but he won't break the bank for him.

On the other hand Mayo is 25 has a good 5 years left in his career.

December 18, 2011  08:00 PM ET

this is just the Globe being the Glob ...

Welker will get a deal ... if not from the Pats, a lot of teams would love to have him. As for bad knees? ... too bad he's having a pro-bowl year ...

Mayo ... yeah ... right ... makes sense thou ... cheap and easy ...

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December 18, 2011  10:18 PM ET

Bad knees don't make the cuts Welker's made all year.

December 18, 2011  11:16 PM ET

It's a business, get the most out of the employees for as little as they will accept.

 
December 19, 2011  12:56 AM ET

He is tough! He's been the go to guy, and over the middle, he gets it done. Put up some amazing stats the last 2 years.

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