Franchise Tag

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Patriots Choose Not To Use Franchise Tag For First Time Since 2008

Monday’s 4 p.m. deadline for NFL teams to place the franchise tag on players came and went without the Patriots using the designation on any player.

03/04/2013

Wes Welker (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Deadline Day To Franchise Players, Will New England Stand Pat?

For the first time in four years, the Patriots may not be playing tag.

03/04/2013

Wes Welker (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Report: Patriots Unlikely To Place Franchise Tag On Wes Welker

Monday marks the first day that teams around the NFL can place the franchise tag on one player from their rosters. According to one report, the Patriots won’t be using theirs on wide receiver Wes Welker.

02/18/2013

Wes Welker (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Gresh & Zo: Is Wes Welker A Top 10 Receiver?

Gresh & Zo talked a little football on Tuesday, the day after the Patriots and receiver Wes Welker couldn’t get a contract extension done. Do you think that Welker is a top ten receiver in the league?

98.5 The Sports Hub–07/17/2012

Wes Welker (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Breer On Toucher & Rich: Welker Doesn’t Get An Extension At Deadline

Bert Breer of the NFL Network spoke with 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich about Wes Welker being unable to get a deal done with the Patriots, some unsigned draft picks and other franchise players around the league who got deals done.

98.5 The Sports Hub–07/17/2012

Wes Welker (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

No Extension For Welker On Deadline Day

Monday’s 4 pm deadline came and went, and there was no extension between Wes Welker and the New England Patriots.

07/16/2012

Wes Welker (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Welker Signs Franchise Tender

According to the Boston Globe’s Greg Bedard, Welker has signed his franchise tender, thereby officially placing him on the Patriots 2012 roster.

05/15/2012

Linebacker Willie McGinest #55 of the New England Patriots celebrates victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC championship game at Heinz Field on January 23, 2005 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Patriots defeated the Steelers 41-27 to advance to the Super Bowl. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Willie McGinest Rips Wes Welker For ‘Diva Attitude’

Wes Welker’s comments on Tuesday that he probably will skip mandatory workouts may have kicked off the circus.

04/25/2012

Wes Welker (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Welker Says He’s Unlikely To Attend Patriots Workouts If No Long-Term Deal Reached

Despite the massive pay raise for one year, Wes Welker may not be entirely happy to sign on the dotted line this offseason.

04/24/2012

Wes Welker (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Welker On Franchise Tag: ‘That’s A Lot Of Money’

If Patriots receiver Wes Welker is bitter about receiving the team’s franchise tag this offseason, he is doing his best not to show it.

04/03/2012

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