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Tom Curran, CSNNE, on Wes Welker's contract negotiations

Mar 12, 2013|

Curran joins Mut and Merloni to discuss the start of NFL free agency and what will happen with Wes Welker.

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It's been that there. Yeah. New canyon ranch on nine win no handles four hours away NFL free agency -- no no -- -- really examined WEP guys in the IO sightings and no handled by Twitter. Always talk cars checks all handles. -- supporters remain mediums. Mean greeting out big challenge after reports. That and the real boards and guys like Tommy Bartlett. -- Tommy -- on Twitter as well. What do you think buddy nix is Lincoln today with that voicemail gone public Tom. Our girls are brilliant. And that day but you're sham and you know we -- box. That's about it. -- almost adjusting things that they give her that really in a long time. Do GMs talk like that. Well the funny thing wanted to let you talk about the that's been Tom. Graham street might have been talk about a previous start coming -- at ten minutes ago and to me. I mean you're trying to ferret out the ludicrous Filipino -- during -- -- period this Spiegel every period has been. Very difficult it with interest think that your both these guys despite the fact who -- what dumb struck by the fact we're here and -- like. What was the exact day. Not things going on every player -- didn't sitting on their hands waiting to go out. And this -- interior really wasn't much of tampering periods these guys are waiting -- it's taking calls but just collecting information to great teams against each other. We're surprised that there was really no action meaning they announced this tampering period to pretty much get some more interest and they pretty much get a hell lot of teams. To not say anything do anything. I'm expecting you probably thought to be a big weekend for you right on the phones can call. Thought I thought that there will be more. Knowledge dropping in that. The patriots are in on this guy -- this guy's been contacted by this many teams we get that content. On receive free agency but not even intimations that -- he contacted. -- if -- were connected to. Really just one player substantially from a order. Like trot that's Mary -- carry armed with equipment clean -- saying that the patriots kicked the tires on Dutch person. And -- -- I don't glazed -- about getting anybody I don't think I have that would bode. And that to me it was a fairly concrete. Ourselves get melanoma billion goalkeeper main. Curious as to which direction the patriots go in. Which. Indicates to me that the GOP target mirror as well but I don't know what extends just global tire kicking or. It's it's just too dim quiet Foxboro Morgan apple something dropped on our -- by midnight. Well you bring up -- and to bring up they Amendola. Who -- group specifically when you heard that report on the weekend Tom we're judicial -- K that's your replacement. For Wes Welker is that an upgrade of Julian -- I thought. It is such an upgrade over Julian settlement. -- spilled over into being. A -- facsimile. Of Wes Welker. A great guy he's not is not been as productive obviously -- -- receiver Wes Welker. There's been because she's the most productive slot receiver and history cannot sell. If you said Josh -- play inside. He could do that you'd have seen you know short stubby quickness that Wes Welker -- all we would be more powerful bill. So I think he can Google things which could also patriots become more. Well flash -- center. They owe him a Wes Welker right now wise not sign their -- Asian shares going up there receiving offers and doing little bit different this year he's gonna get his money but. If -- to mediate smells like it's patriots offer right now if they even talked at all is sold below market value because I -- hard to believe that west. Busy do we going out there looking for additional million dollars two million dollars. You -- any idea where they're at. -- -- where she never shipped free agent market so we can't know when they can't help you can't know until you know there's so we -- the patriots have what. They -- -- Brian Merck might consider to be a reasonable offer Wes Welker still. -- and something they can work and look where he never got to create -- know by now can you talk those teams by now. Well I mean you know it ever played altered you know that every team has got out of -- looked over your body and can download site -- -- You're saying you don't know the patriot operates lucrative enough based on the fact that. We also note that while we don't know that nor the news to -- off it's separate say if you're David dollar bribe our Q what -- the first -- with fire. The fire starts or -- To get him some wasteful or. I'm Greg Jennings perhaps gives placed over all the markets dried up somebody said trumbull -- who might also be in the market but I think it is. Incumbent upon them get him on the market and find out who to call you what they're offering. To achieve. Is it better for him to get. Signed early here as you just talked about money drying up the obviously the wide receiver market change a little -- yesterday. With the Wallace and maybe to an extent the admission to Harvard and then the the -- deal some great teams out there. The start to earmarks money towards wide receiver is it better for the patriots in their team building Tom if they. Wait and don't re signed west and hope that he doesn't get that off free wants -- you said that that money and he starts to dry up out there in the market. I don't know I mean that's our question may answer I just think if you are working. From a thousand feet. Wide receiver market trucks. Played like it sucks. Greg Jennings might -- okay great global. Gala north. -- slot -- -- productive and healthy 32 year old slot receiver. In Wes Welker like Wallace. Who was a tremendous style fuel Brett. -- -- about 65 schedule last year for you know wonder about -- I'm not mistaken in numbers print more not since it shocks. -- -- panic if he may need a wide receiver to -- -- group. I'm not sure you see them all they're so I think that it's. I can't tell order but also patriots decided not to let -- somebody immediately and it would say let's go get Wes Welker you to look -- thirty -- I know how good he is doing what. We -- the most accurate quarterback all time. In just in the paper all over sixty and feel like you might think the Wes Welker would get out of what we were. Really cute she's the first Indianapolis it in Denver. -- in the year we talk about this yesterday give me three or four guys give me your dreams -- this free agency reform guys and they've and they can bring in. 8 AM well -- let's stay in that twenty million dollar price range. Worried also earlier contract -- when I can't say -- -- Good lord undecided most cap hit -- you bring three hole plays an eight million this guy affording him go when it. Our -- open. John Abraham Osi Umenyiora knee problem. I think you try to find no better then recycle we. And I've got script. To defense. I think he's a defense basically think he can attack teams differently offensively and I agree with you if I would spend whatever I've got it's going to be on most reposition safety corner defensive -- situation got. Yeah and I think or didn't -- tried to leave I think that you be -- -- priority. All the old phrase -- -- Is the court the cornerback mark when it comes to to leave you know what he sees Chris gamble's out of it but it is a physical post guys I think it. Feel like the same guy you know it does it how does that how does he separate himself from that market is that big ticket contract. Going to be out there for him Thomas's group of guys all sort of they'll get paid the same because there's so many like them each other up there on the market. We didn't put anybody through. Q2 -- -- -- ordered GM -- and Aussie -- I I wouldn't die and he wants that he'll lose been hammered to -- bring them back bring them back I. I wouldn't do that based in this past history off the field. But I'm talking about the open market it's one thing with the wind at least six got a Castro. It also Kirkuk. Have logo or a little bit not understand what they've got to. If you look at politics. He'll do what they don't know what they're getting they don't know what they're surrounding what they don't have a oracle program in place that's where really -- the actual -- sold match that to me is he'll -- all kind of similar book Weaver I think it's the best quarterback on the market. -- -- You'll get. It resonate downgrades at so it almost two point with a patriot that's why that that it was such a Smart what looked. And it came right there and you said in the red -- -- teams in the interest -- -- -- big money Redskins Bruce Allen signed him a draft the not a college. Already Morse is now a coach there he -- Tampa Bay. That might be team right that's that we know enough for background we can afford -- pay more in the patriots are -- for. I don't know which is due later today well ought to -- truck -- -- about this particular down there say that yell at that seemed like route to make. And I -- -- what you -- and I understand what the report so their -- so we'll recruit nuclear -- -- against all the talk on the dates it is rated the patriots will be up for what well patriot -- the first round pick. Until -- the wide receiver -- -- the first obstacle to getting up to resent that -- I don't know why Bruce Valerie Morris six yeah this go to school sports seasons -- tip okay let's get a -- -- your computer that got too much normal. Let it make sense for any game to be interest didn't keep doing. But thirteen to be paying down the door where. It offers this -- seems unlikely to make. The unprecedented yeah you know likely -- -- 45% but it was. But always with a -- -- deal I know that may be his value was inflated with -- we played India and during the post season. Right he and Flacco combined both of them. Pay is easy -- -- she read all the strengths and goes up gets the ball very strong wide receivers sixth round pick. You mean to tell me that Minnesota's only will only give seven they couldn't get anybody in the NFC that's there whether or ability of -- that's yet. Well I mean that the ravens were they away from cutting so regularly can get. And -- -- -- on how law. You think you get a well let me accomplished -- that the -- Ravalomanana -- -- -- -- -- retirement so. Bob -- a -- conference and if you're patriots -- you've been I think her -- or bold type sincere corn -- beat your ass in the AFC championship but. Two years ago three years ago no more popular in or boldness here receiver you're exactly right -- keep up. If you -- -- so significantly in the playoffs they looked good reason but. When you look overall. If you took a creature happy to go but -- division and you realize you know America has strict form and additionally the patriots into flap around -- Because pioli and Bill Belichick -- security trade reporter who went eleven to try to quarterback position for a second rounder. And they get apple in great. And that they would continue that Detroit. -- today in Denver on the hook if you want them. -- -- more in 2009. Talk about the patriots so let's look good on the -- that's -- and look up. I get -- this Tom best guess for holders to a for -- today out of the gate how active. Of the patriots say in the first 24 hours and is free agency period do you think. I would say by the end of the night last week -- but I would say by. If you are -- -- or not getting a much calm because it's agent Gloria that this is an agent oriented time that you see here patriots. -- -- I think some indication during the year people are the people what might be happening when they clear who's on the roster of it things like that. When it comes to finding guys. We're bringing -- -- They don't ever want anyone could also created driven thank. And where -- and started to rattle the markets will be here to made -- will be contacting you to -- they're trying to find out what's what. Make sure your fault him on Twitter and follow what Comcast Tommy current and all the breaking news -- -- Tom thanks appreciate -- talking on the road. Tommy -- joining us on the AT&T hotline AT&T forgy LTE a.

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