Curran: Projected interest in Welker 'very down'
Thu, 21 Feb 2013|
Tom E. Curran says the GMs with whom he's spoken consider Wes Welker a player specific to the Patriots
Thomas thought about. Wes Welker and a key to lead you've been talking to a number of people about their futures what would you say they are. At this point Kevin you have an opportunity take a temperature of the league at this point in terms of where things will go in free agency and right now. I think where it's gonna be a down market for both players have talked to several GMs. Let's talk about Welker first. There interests. Or projected interest from GMs that I've spoken to it's it's going to be very down he's seen as a specific player for the Patriots whose age works against them and in terms -- -- -- Kevin much more probably. Active he's projected to be the market but actually the fact that he has that history of multiple arrests at the end of last year's team. He suspension in his rearview mirror it's going to be a down market for him in the -- three GMs I spoke to. And again one other thing to bear in mind that we could see him as being more active market for him. -- because of his age in because of his talent level. I was talking about current events and by that I need Alfonzo standard which is. Pending sentence I does that affect what the Patriots might be looking for on the field in Indianapolis at the -- I don't think it's gonna have decorated domino effect that seat speculation. In our market and maybe throughout the Little League that the Patriots would respond by franchising to -- at the tune of ten million plus. I think that the -- situation. Is very independent of that because. Realistically. Even if he is sentenced to jail it's probably not going to extend into the NFL season. Additionally this is that it -- and it happened previously his V draft it's a while Roger detail we'll look at it under the NFL's personal conduct policy. It's unlikely that dubious extension. Because Kevin's standard already suffered. That's precipitous drop in the draft went from probably second or third round pick out with 7UP so -- see that financial problem. I think if you look at all the Kevin. Alfonso debtor is not going to be a situation that's going to bear me -- -- on the draft or free agency OK it's not thanks line.