Poll: Predict Wes Welker's future

NFL free agency will open at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, and the biggest name in the AFC East to monitor is New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said this week that he wants to retain Welker's services. But will New England's owner get his wish?

The Patriots have played hardball with Welker since last year when they ultimately gave him the franchise tag. This is Welker’s first time entering free agency. He's coming off his fifth 100-catch season and could garner plenty of interest from other teams. Will Welker leave the Patriots?

Or will New England work out an extension with Welker? Quarterback Tom Brady signed an extension to provide enough cap room. The Patriots have a number in mind for Welker and don't want to sway too far from it. Can both sides reach a resolution in time?

These are nervous times for the Patriots. Using our SportsNation poll, vote on Welker's future. You can also share your thoughts in the comments section below.