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Welker Out to Prove to Patriots He's Worth It

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There are plenty of people out there, including some in his NFL fraternity, who believe Wes Welker is foolish to surrender all of his leverage to the Patriots [team stats].

Signing a franchise tag for a one-year tender, and reporting for duty for offseason minicamps, isn’t the strongest negotiating stand to take. Just ask guys like Logan Mankins [stats] and Asante Samuel [stats], who sat out and essentially got what they wanted.

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