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.