Welker's 'Leap' Led into This Abyss

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Welker's 'Leap' Led into This Abyss
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If Wes Welker was as brave going into a contract negotiation as he is going across the middle, he wouldn’t be in the predicament he is today. If there’s one thing men plying Welker’s trade want to avoid it’s being a defenseless receiver, yet that is exactly what he has allowed himself to become as he enters free agency next month. Surely, it is difficult for Welker to look at all he’s accomplished the past six years and see himself that way, but it is a bed he made for himself beginning when he first arrived in 2007 and agreed to a five-year extension that quickly became vastly undervalued...

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