Are Patriots being unfair to Welker?

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Are Patriots being unfair to Welker?

There was quite the debate over Wes Welker on Felger & Mazz. Do you think that being a model citizen matters when it comes to salary?
It can be said that Welker is approachable, and might even have that model citizen status. But, should the Patriots pay for that? No they shouldn't, thats the emotional part even if it remains a factor.
"Off the field they want a guy who is a good reflection of the organization"
Ultimately it's aout what your value is to the team. We all like Welker, and what he represents. But when it comes time to sit at that table and make a deal it's all about leverage and Welker doesn't have much.

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Patriots release camp dates; open practices begin July 27

Football is coming.

The Patriots announced on Thursday that veterans will report to training camp on Wednesday, July 26 and that the first public practice will take place the following day.

Each of the team's first four practices -- from July 27-30 -- are scheduled to take place on the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium "in the nine o'clock hour," according to the Patriots. Updates to the training camp schedule, including more specific start times for practices, can be found at patriots.com/trainingcamp.

The Patriots Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony for former corner Raymond Clayborn on Saturday, July 29 around midday following that morning's training camp practice. Held on the plaza outside the Hall at Patriot Place, the ceremony will be free and open to the public.

The Patriots will host the Jaguars for two days of joint practices open to the public on Monday, Aug. 7 and Tuesday, Aug. 8. The preseason opener for both clubs will take place at Gillette Stadium on Aug. 10.