New England Patriots: What the Aaron Hernandez Extension Means for Wes Welker

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New England Patriots: What the Aaron Hernandez Extension Means for Wes Welker
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New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker's ongoing contract battle with the team got a whole lot more frustrating recently.

On August 27, the Associated Press reported that New England agreed to terms with tight end Aaron Hernandez on a five-year extension worth $40 million. Coming just months after a similar extension given to Rob Gronkowski, Welker has to be confused about his future as a Patriot.

Let's run through what Hernandez's new deal means for Welker in both 2012 and beyond.

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