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Wes Welker leads strong group of free agent WRs

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05:30 PM ET 02.08 | It's hard to imagine Wes Walker catching passes from a quarterback other than Tom Brady, but that's exactly what could happen in 2013. Welker headlines the 2013 free-agent wide receiver free agent class, which is filled with receivers who showcase big-play ability -- such as Victor Cruz and Mike Wallace. Here's a look at the top 10 free agent wide receivers this offseason. 1. Wes Welker -- After failing to reach an agreement on a long-term deal last offseason, the New England Patriots decided to place the franchise tag on Welker, making him an unrestricted free agent following the 2012 season. Many believed that Welker was being punished for failing to sign a long-term deal after the first two weeks of the season, when Welker had a diminished role.

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February 8, 2013  06:47 PM ET

Come to Seattle, man. Wilson to Welker has a nice ring to it. It's called a Super Bowl Ring.

February 8, 2013  06:49 PM ET

Local sentiment is to move Hernandez to slot and re-sign Talib with Welker's money. I tend to agree.

February 8, 2013  08:57 PM ET

Welker dropped too many passes that would have made a huge difference in the game.

February 8, 2013  08:57 PM ET

He's better off taking less money in New England, it's cold in Green Bay!

February 8, 2013  09:43 PM ET

I hope he stays in New England.......

February 9, 2013  09:51 AM ET

Come to DC; Kirk Cousins could use another fellow to throw to while waiting for RG III to recuperate...

February 9, 2013  10:38 AM ET

Welker can definitely get more money elsewhere. His best shot at a ring is probably still in NE. However, even if he is willing to take a "Brady is your QB" discount, I think the Pats are ready to move on. At the very least, they will re-sign Edelman first.

February 9, 2013  03:09 PM ET

I think Bob Kraft sent Welker a message when he said Brady would remain a Patriot as long as he was productive.

February 9, 2013  10:10 PM ET

pats r crazy to let him walk

 
February 9, 2013  10:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

I hope he stays in New England.......

I'd be surprised if they franchise him again.

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