So how did it feel for Welker to see teammate Rob Gronkowski sign a massive contract extension well before the tight end’s rookie deal was set to expire?
“I thought it was a great deal,” Welker told reporters on Tuesday, after the Patriots’ minicamp practice. “You need a guy like around here for a long time. He’s such a great player for us. Having him around for a while is a great deal for us as an organization "
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Welker practiced Tuesday and did not want the contract to be a distraction. "I'm not worried about that at all," Welker said. "Right now I'm here, I'm happy. I'm just here and try to help our team win in 2012." Welker was pressed further on whether he ...Read more
“He's such a great player for us, and having him around here for a while is a great deal for us and our organization so I'm very happy for him.'' Does seeing another player get paid while he waits for his long-term deal bother Welker?Read more
Welker happy for Pats' tight end: Patriots' receiver Wes Welker, who signed a $9.5 million franchise tender and has until July 16 to work out a long-term deal, said he was happy for tight end Rob Gronkowski, who got a six-year, $54 million extension.Read more