Wes Welker: '9.5 Million Reasons' I Won't Miss Patriots Regular Season

Wes Welker is still stuck in a holding pattern over a possible contract extension with the New England Patriots. The veteran wide receiver is sitting out offseason workouts unless the Pats come forward to with a long-term deal to his liking. One thing Welker reportedly won't do is extend his holdout into the actual season.

The Patriots placed the franchise tag on Welker in March. He is expected to earn roughly $9.5 million next season. He doesn't have the security of a multi-year contract, however. Welker has expressed his desire to stay with the Patriots as long as he can.

For more on Welker and the Patriots, head over to the SB Nation blog Pats Pulpit. Check out SBN Boston for more news from around the area.

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