Everybody take a deep breath and relax.
There have been multiple, conflicting reports the past couple days about Wes Welker and the Patriots.
My advice: ignore the noise that dominates this time of year because things happen so quickly.
The bottom line is this: not much has changed since my off-season primer piece -- Welker is expected to remain with the Patriots on a new multi-year contract at some point, according to multiple sources. Yes, anything can happen when a player hits free agency, but the odds are strong that he remains with the Patriots. It would be an upset if that didn’t happen.
Don’t read anything into the fact that a deal hasn’t been done yet. It means nothing.
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