ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss reported late Saturday night that "the expectation is the New England Patriots and receiver Wes Welker will not reach a contract extension by Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchise-tagged players".
Reiss, quoting a source close to Welker, said dialogue between the Pats and Welker's representatives "wasn't overly active" and that "it would be a surprise is an extension was reached".
If no agreement is reached, Welker will play the 2012 season under the one-year tender for franchise tagged players, which in his case is 9.5 million. He would not be eligible to sign an extension with the Patriots until after the '12 season.
Tom Brady’s annual attempt at making the collective testicles of New England draw up into its stomach has succeeded.
Brady posted on Instagram and Facebook a video (see below) of him skiing somewhere that we aren’t. He approaches a decent-sized jump, hits it, appears to stick the landing, blurts, “Whoa…” and then the camera shows an empty ski and a lifeless body.
Actually, no lifeless body. Watched it a second time. No lifeless body.
Brady has graduated from sliding down waterslides and cliff-diving to this latest offseason effort to make sure everyone still cares about his safety.
Next season, Russian Roulette.
Rumor has it there are NFL teams willing to send a 'blockbuster trade' to the New England Patriots for quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. Mike Giardi describes what he thinks would be a blockbuster trade for Jimmy G.