Patriots WR Wes Welker signed his franchise tender, worth $9.5 million, but he is not satisfied with the state of contract talks.
Patriots WR Wes Welker signed his franchise tender on Tuesday. The tender is worth $9.5 million for the 2012 season.
The Patriots have used the franchise tag on WR Wes Welker, keeping the league's leading receiver on the roster for at least one more season.
If Wes Welker's Super Bowl non-catch had been a completion, it might have markedly changed the perception of several other participants in that game.
Wes Welker is expected to stay in New England, where his value is at its highest coming off a career year.
Wes Welker had a tremendous season, but the Patriots still have a void at receiver, mainly on the outside, and they are expected to address it in the draft.
In recent years, the Patriots have successfully locked up Vince Wilfork, Tom Brady and Logan Mankins, and WR Wes Welker is likely next.
Neither team played a clean game in Super Bowl XLVI. The difference? The Patriots' mistakes were more costly than the Giants' were.
The Giants' corners will need to be physical against the Patriots' receivers like they were in Week Nine to throw off the Pats' passing game.
Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett was fined $30,000 for two illegal plays last weekend, and several well-known players were fined for breaking NFL uniform rules.
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You can't talk about this game without talking about the best corner in the game against a receiver on pace for record numbers this season.
The Patriots' third-down defense improved in Sunday's loss, but the stock is falling for the return game and QB Tom Brady.
The Patriots' passing game was productive in the second half, but there were few other highlights from Sunday's loss.
The Giants' top corner, Corey Webster, could take Patriots WR Wes Welker out of the Patriots' game plan.