Could last season have been Wes Welker's last with the Patriots? The free-agent wide receiver reportedly will test the market before re-signing with the Patriots, a move that could signal his impending departure. Or it could just be a negotiating tactic for Welker to end up with more money. Welker's been Tom Brady's safety valve for years now, but if he gets a better deal, there's a reasonable chance that he'll walk.
Welker's had some high-profile drops lately, but he's still a sure bet to contend for the league lead in receptions every year.
Gronk or Welker?
The Patriots aren't lacking for talent in the receiving department, but they're not nearly as good a team without their two top targets.