Just this past week wide receiver Wes Welker came out and stated that contract talks with the Patriots have “gotten worse” since he signed his franchise tender.
Then the Patriots came out and indicated that they aren’t happy with Welker going public about his contract situation.
Now today, Welker felt like it was time to backtrack from his comments.
“That was probably a bad choice of words saying they’ve gotten worse,” Welker said. “They’ve stayed the same. I’m franchised for the year and I’m completely happy with that and completely OK with it. I look forward to contributing to the team in 2012.
“I’m not frustrated whatsoever. I know the words that came out probably seemed that way but I’m not frustrated at all. I’m making five times what I did last year so there’s no frustration here.”
Welker also said that it wasn’t a good idea for him to say he was taking a “leap of faith” when he signed his tender.
“I don’t know, probably not the wisest choice of words,” Welker said. “Sometimes you react on emotions every once in a while and it gets the best of you. I’m just excited to be on the team and help my team win.”
Welker was asked if he thinks about 2012 being his last in New England.
“No, I don’t forsee that happening and I just take it a day at a time,” Welker said.