Welker feels unworthy of extension

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Welker feels unworthy of extension

By Mary Paoletti
CSNNE.com

Wes Welker isn't done being sorry.

In the same week he confessed regret for making fun of Rex Ryan, Welker has now told the Boston Herald he rues his lack of production in 2010-11.

"I think everybody wants a new deal, but I wouldn't say anything I did this past year would warrant one or anything like that," the receiver said.

Welker caught 84 balls for 848 yards and 7 touchdowns. He also dropped 13 passes.

The numbers mark the first year in four that he hasn't made over 100 catches (112 in '07, 111 in '08, and 123 in '09.) As last season's NFL leader in receptions, Welker's 1,358 yards only emphasize the drop-off that he's apparently troubled by.

"For me, I feel like it was a disappointing year," he said. "I feel like I didn't play my best ball. Having that kind of year definitely drives me. It makes me want to be better than I was. You go into the offseason thinking about what you can do to get better, and there's plenty of things I can do to have a better year."

Welker's agent has to be smacking his head over these comments, but shouldn't worry too much; the wideout's got another year to redeem himself before his contract with the Patriots is up.

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