Patriots sign Welker to offer sheet

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  1. TexanFan881

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    http://fflivewire.com/Article.asp?ID=332007cau1893av
    A 2nd round pick for Welker? In the article it says its a steal but I don't think Welker is worth that.
     
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    Welker's a fun player to watch and a great guy to have on a team. I could totally see him filling the utlity-player role in NE. But you're right that the price seems a bit high when compounded with the draft pick...the salary's OK, but losing the pick (esp. to a team in your own division) seems excessive.
     
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    those mother****ers
     
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    Winner, prototypical system receiver, hard nosed, value in special teams. Its a late 2nd and they have two #1s, plus Chad Jackson tore his ACL. Pretty nice pickup. Especially given the fact that he was the only consistent receiver on a division rival. Pretty nice blow they struck there.
     
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    they didn't strike a blow at all. he's a good slot guy, but whatever, we have derek hagan who was going to play that position. and he's not a very good returnman. the biggest blow is that he just knows the team. man, if we can get a 2nd rounder for wes welker?? i love it.
     
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    I recall hearing some talk of Brown possibly retiring so I'm guessing Welker would fill his role as a slot receiver & return man. A second round pick is a bit steep for him, but then again NE could really use him.
     
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    Update from ProFootballTalk
     
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    ahahahaha

    wes welker is a 3rd receiver on any team. he's a slot guy and a mediocre returnman. and he's getting 38.5 million?? we're going to see a lot of teams in cap hell in a few years, sheeeeeesh.
     


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    the patriots got within 1 minute of the super bowl with 3 3rd receivers or worse in bug eyes caldwell, texan reject gaffney, and the ageless troy brown

    so i think the patriots know what theyre doing as youll watch him score on you again and again
     
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    Welker is a solid guy, but this is a bit baffling. It's a pretty high price tag for someone of his experience and pedigree.

    I've always though Welker would be a good Patriot... especially after he subbed as the 'Phins kicker in a game a couple of years back. But $38M+ is pretty pricey. Maybe it's one of those typical back-loaded NFL deals where he'll get cut before he collects the big bucks. Such is life in today's NFL, right?
     

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