It’s been tough to read the tea leaves on where things stand with free-agent receiver Wes Welker and the Patriots, but ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter seemed to accurately sum it up this morning on SportsCenter (video above):
“Everybody is waiting on Wes Welker, to see exactly what is going on here. ... The fact of the matter is, if there was a big offer on the table at the outset of free agency, he would have taken that.
“I don’t think anybody really knows exactly what’s going on with Wes Welker at this point in time. This could go on for just a little bit of time. The one thing we know is, he doesn’t seem wedded to the idea of being back in New England. I don’t think any of his actions are such that you’d say he’s a sure thing to be back in New England.
“I think he’s going to go out there, he’s going to test, he’s going to talk to teams. He’s going to see if there’s a team out there willing to pay him. If there is a team willing to pay him, I think he’s willing to leave New England.”