Now the interesting thing about this is not that NE will give up a second round pick to get Welker, its that they will likely include a 'poison pill' clause in the contract. One suggested is that the entire contract will have to be honoured if Welker plays 5 or more games in Miami. Thats such a nasty clause for Miami to have to accept that its almost criminal
Continuing with their aggressive approach in free agency that already landed linebacker Adalius Thomas and tight end Kyle Brady, the Patriots are now expected to court restricted free agent receiver Wes Welker.
Welker enters his fourth season in 2007, having played his first three seasons with the Miami Dolphins. He was tendered a one-year, $1.3 million contract by Miami.
If the Patriots sign him to an offer sheet, and the Dolphins elect not to match it, the team would have to surrender a second-round draft choice.
Welker totaled a career-high 67 catches for 687 yards last season. He had nine catches for 77 yards against the Patriots on Oct. 8.