It is looking more and more likely Wes Welker is going to be a free agent. According to the following article NE will not use their franchise tag on him:
I think if they can't get a deal done with Bowe that he would be a guy that would do well in a Reid/WC style offense. The plus side would be that he would be much cheaper than Dwayne Bowe. He is getting up there in age, and there is always the concern that he would not fare well outside the NE system. These should lower his contract value on the open market. We could use the savings on other needs.
Yeah, I hear ya '77. I just think these intermediate route guys will be needed to run the Reid Offense. I love his toughness and field awareness. To change out Bowe for Welker, we would need Baldwin to step it up so WW could man the slot. This would still create a need for another outside guy.