Franchise Tag

Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots answers questions from the press during a media availability session for Super Bowl XLVI at the University Place Conference Center & Hotel on February 1, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Breer With Toucher & Rich: Could Welker Hold Out?

Bert Breer called to talk with Toucher & Rich about the New England Patriots placing the franchise tag on Wes Welker, what other teams franchised players, Randy Moss working out for the New Orleans Saints and what he’s doing with his free time in Indy.

98.5 The Sports Hub–03/06/2012

Wes Welker (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Welker Deserves Long-Term Deal, But Patriots Playing It Smart For Now

There’s no question that Wes Welker, more than just about anyone else, deserves a long-term contract that rewards him for being grossly underpaid since 2007.


Wes Welker (Photo by Marc Piscotty/Getty Images)

Report: Patriots Franchise Wes Welker

Just as expected, the Patriots officially placed the franchise tag on wide receiver Wes Welker on Monday, according to the Boston Globe’s Greg Bedard.


Wes Welker talks to reporters February 1, 2012 in Indianapolis. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz: Would Welker Hold Out If Hit With Franchise Tag?

Jermaine Wiggins joined Felger and Mazz to discuss the future of Wes Welker in New England. Will the Pats place the franchise tag on Welker?

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/28/2012

Wes Welker (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Report: Patriots Likely To Franchise Welker

The New England Patriots will likely place the franchise tag on receiver Wes Welker, according to a report.


Logan Mankins (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Report: Mankins’ Agent Says No Demands Made

The agent for New England Patriots guard Logan Mankins is denying his client has asked for money or is holding up a potential settlement in the NFL Labor negotiations.


Logan Mankins (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Report: Patriots Mankins Wants Free Agency

There are a few obstacles that remain in ending the NFL lockout, and as it turns out Patriots guard Logan Mankins may be one of them.


Logan Mankins (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Felger & Mazz: Can You Blame Logan Mankins For Being Upset About His Contract?

Felger and Massarotti opened the day by showing a little compassion. They discussed the Patriots placing the franchise tag on Logan Mankins.

98.5 The Sports Hub–02/15/2011

Logan Mankins (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Patriots Franchise Logan Mankins

The New England Patriots have placed the franchise tag on All-Pro offensive lineman Logan Mankins, who held out the first seven games of the 2010 season in a contract fight.


Tag on Wilfork would be $7 Million

The franchise and transition tag numbers for 2010 have been released by the NFL. If the Patriots and nose tackle Vince Wilfork don’t agree on a contract extension by late February, the team is expected […]




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