The deadline for the Patriots and WR Wes Welker to get ...

Boston.com - [Full Article]

The deadline for the Patriots and WR Wes Welker to get a longer-term deal done is next Monday at 4 p.m., and after a time when it looked like a longshot something might get done, now things are starting to look up.

While the two sides have been in different places as far as guaranteed money, it is believed that the main hurdle is a third year and how to structure it. The Patriots have been reluctant to go to a three-year deal with the 31-year old receiver.

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Welker is going to play either way, and he's not the type to sulk if he doesn't get a long-term deal.

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