Patriots may rid themselves of both Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker

Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe believes  both Brandon Lloyd and Wes Welker likely won’t be back with the Patriots next season.  And I agree with him.

It’s been obvious for a while now that Wes Welker is likely done in New England.  If they place the franchise tag on him for a second straight season, it will cost them $11.4 million for the 2013 season.  They can’t afford him to eat up that much cap space and they’re not going to give him the long-term extension he’s looking for.

Brandon Lloyd was brought in to stretch the field for the Patriots in 2012 and he didn’t do that.  He’s due a total of $4.9 million in 2013, which might be better spent on a better all around wide receiver like Greg Jennings or Mike Wallace.

 

  • Anonymous

    IF they can’t get Welker under contract for$10m/year or less, then they need to part ways. Lloyd ended up woith @ 90 catches on the season, so that’s not bad, although he is not worth @ $5m, that is what he would be due this season. If Harvin is being shopped around, he would be a better bargain. Wallace is looking to break the bank, which is why he almost walked away from Pittsburgh last year. That’s not the way the Patriots do business. There’s another Free Agent WR that’s big and physical, unfortunately, I can’t remember his name right now, and he is exactly what the Pats need