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The costly departure of Patriots receiver Wes Welker

This is bad, I know. But when I heard that the New England Patriots let their leading pass receiver, Wes Welker, go to the Denver Broncos, my first thought was not about what you might call “football,” but rather about myself, and more specifically, my wallet.

Moments later, came confirmation that I was right to worry. “Mom,” one of my sons said, “you can give away my Welker jersey.”

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