Where Patriots stand with free agent market open
Tue, 12 Mar 2013|
Tom E. Curran with updates on Wes Welker, Josh Cribbs and Aqib Talib
CS NNE dot com how many current. Tom this is this a huge risk by the Patriots -- Welker to get to the point where he has never been before. Well it is but I think it's calculated risk and I think that it's one that his agents they've -- a primer for you look at and say it's something that West Coast himself. And really the Patriots deserve. At some point the Patriots deserve to feel as if they have a friend of Wes Welker going someplace else and that if you ask me like it's probably good reason. Why there is something written on cocktail napkin with a solid upfront. If the Patriots in Wes Welker contract says we -- point 8000015 million dollars guaranteed. That little cocktail napkin -- every other team in the league says he wants to beat this. If the Patriots just dropped parameters and don't give a specific contract offer but they do -- have made progress as you and I both reported that it's not as big -- deal. Absolutely our report at a Cleveland plain dealers of the bat. Have vaulted the top of the list for Josh Cribbs is still return man -- wideout now it's here element replacement or more much more than that. I think it's strictly has to be looked out on the low side and -- replacement at first because this is a player who until 2010 was a two time Pro Bowl. Kick returner but now he's wanted to be a wide receivers caught 41 balls in seven balls the last few years. That is a huge drop off from a guy catches a 120 annually. It Wes Welker so if you look at Josh Cribbs nice player nice addition but more of an element replacement. Any utility guy. Then an entire got to build an offense around which is what Welker has turned into. I've got to keep to -- remains the pats top so it's a corner we bought reported discussions dinosaurs come in the pats or making a strong push to get this thing now the last 36 hours. But yet here is again -- he's on the open market what's the latest we keep to -- That's what gets -- Mike wants these guys get out the door once they can actually make visits he sat down wind and nine we hear often. Teams don't wanna play or -- we get facility without signing a contract it's just like a car dealership. So now they have the opportunity get together keep the we've been and wined and dined. Now I think with a player like to -- there's a lot of question marks out there about his resume and his background but Bill Polian who still was a -- lot of guys at least in the the whole organization despite having been dismissed last year. He's predicts the Phillies may end up with the Indianapolis Colts anybody got inside information about what they're thinking is I would think polian would be very likely members of the media. Yeah Nicole boat load of money to throw around Jim -- -- are predicting how much -- gonna spend.