Wes Welker Contract Situation: Patriots, WR Reportedly Fail To Reach Agreement On Long-Term Deal

The New England Patriots and wide receiver Wes Welker have reportedly failed to meet Monday's deadline of 4 p.m. to agree on a long-term contract (via Albert Breer).

The team put the Franchise Tag on Welker during the offseason and he will play this season under a one-year tender of $9.5 million which he signed. Given Welker's past production for the Pats, the team could franchise him again next season for $11.4 million if he is able to produce as he has in the past.

Welker has caught 100-plus passes for 1,000-plus yards in four of his five seasons for New England. Thirty-one of his 32 career receiving touchdowns have been as a Patriot. No NFL receiver has caught more passes than Welker since the start of the 2007 season.

For more on the Patriots please be sure to check out our blog, Pats Pulpit and SB Nation Boston for all the latest news and updates.

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