Apparently, the new contract signed by Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski wasn’t a sign of things to come for Wes Welker.
Though there was some thought the Gronkowski deal might be a precursor to a long-term contract for the All-Pro wide receiver too, that’s apparently not the case, according to ESPN.com’s James Walker. He cited a source saying there’s been “no meaningful progress,” in recent weeks.
Welker’s already signed his $9.5 million franchise tag, and might have to settle for that.
The 31-year-old wideout recently said he was happy the Patriots took care of Gronkowski, and has been careful not to air any dirty laundry in advance of the July 16 deadline to sign franchise players to long-term deals.