“There have been talks, but nothing that’s brightened anything at all. It’s actually gotten worse,” Welker told the Herald’s Karen Guregian.
Welker told the Herald that negotiations have gotten so bad that the Patriots have taken their original offer of two years with $16 million in guaranteed money off the table.
Despite his desire to get a long-term deal with more security than his current one-year, $9.5 million contract will give him, the NFL’s leader in receptions since 2007 still does not feel entitled to a huge payday.
“If they see me out there at OTAs and minicamps and everything else, and I’m still out there winning and doing what I need to do to help the team win, you know what? The ball’s in their court to make something happen,” Welker told Guregian "
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