As an important member of the team's success over the last six years, the New England Patriots are working hard on a contract extension for wide receiver Wes Welker according to Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com as of March 3:
Wide receiver Wes Welker is also a possibility, but progress has been made on getting a new deal for Welker. Also, tagging him will cost about $11.5 million because he was tagged in 2012.
In five of the last six seasons, Welker has been incredibly productive for the Patriots catching at least 111 passes and leading the team in the receptions category as Tom Brady's favorite target in the passing game.
Although Welker has been crucial to the team's success on the offensive side of the football over the last six seasons, the team has found it difficult to see eye-to-eye on a contract extension with the veteran wideout.
Fortunately, after seemingly endless negotiations, the two sides appear to be close to a deal with it potentially only being a matter of time before Welker signs an extension with New England.
The Patriots came one game shy of returning to the Super Bowl in 2012 after a disappointing loss to the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Championship game. Welker's return will help the team's chances of bouncing back in 2013.
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