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

July 17, 2012 12:00 AM
Breer On Toucher & Rich: Welker Doesn’t Get An Extension At Deadline
" Monday’s 4 pm deadline came and went, and there was no contract extension between Wes Welker and the New England Patriots.

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

Welker will now play next season under the $9.5 million franchise tender he signed back on May 15. Did signing this franchise tender so early hurt his ability to get a deal done?

“The minute he signed that tender he handed over his leverage,” said Breer, who said Welker could have put some pressure on the Pats by holding out "

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