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Tom Brady: No demand to keep Wes Welker

As much as Tom Brady likes Wes Welker as a friend and teammate, he did not ask the Patriots to retain the receiver as part of the contract renegotiation and extension the quarterback signed in February.

“Those aren’t my demands,” Brady said during a Thursday morning interview on WEEI. “I want us to field as competitive a team as we possibly can and I have all the trust in the world that Mr. [Robert] Kraft and Jonathan [Kraft] and Coach [Bill] Belichick do that.

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