|Welker's backing down quickly from his comments. (Getty Images)|
Wes Welker's had an interesting week when it comes to his contract negotiations. The Patriots wideout said he had "$9.5 million reasons" not to hold out from the regular season and then quickly signed his franchise tender. The ink had barely dried on that contract when, on Thursday, Welker decided to get vocal about the Patriots lowballing him.
Reports began surfacing Friday that the Pats were, not surprisingly, unhappy about the vocal nature of Welker's complaint. And on Saturday at Welker's football camp in Massachusettes, the wideout backed off his comments saying he "probably misspoke."
"I probably misspoke when I said [negotiations] were worse," Welker said, via our Pats Rapid Reporter and the Boston Globe's Greg A. Bedard.
The general vibe from reporters covering the event is exactly what you'd expect: Welker's backpeddling off his comments as fast as he can. However, Welker said he's "not frustrated whatsoever."
"I'm not frustrated whatsoever," he said. "I know the words that came out probably seemed that way but I'm not frustrated at all. I'm making five times what I did last year so there's no frustration here."
But this isn't surprising at all. In fact, the only thing less surprising is that the Patriots were cheesed about Welker's decision to go public with his unhappiness over negotiations.
By doing so, though, Welker's made his point about what he wants from the Patriots going forward. The question is whether or not the Patriots will be willing to give that to him.
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