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 Proof! We Did trade Wes Welker!!!
I know this has been posted a hundred times.. But i have been reading this forum for about 5 years now. And i see how people argue about the trade or not trade. And if my memory serves me correct ive read phinnsrocks posts proven he wasnt traded. But i just lost a bet to fellow Dolphan about the trade. He was traded to the pats and they didnt want to go through all the hagggeling and gave us a 2nd and a 7th round pick. Phin rocks i love your posts but i lost a bet cuz of my faith. Still love your post though bro!

Updated: March 6, 2007, 10:37 AM ET
Patriots snag Welker from Dolphins via tradeComment Email Print Share By Len Pasquarelli
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The New England Patriots acquired three-year veteran wide receiver Wes Welker from the Miami Dolphins on Monday. Wes Welker
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2006 SEASON STATISTICS
Rec Yds TD Avg Long YAC
67 687 1 10.3 38 285


In exchange for Welker, the Patriots sent their 2007 second- and seventh-round draft picks to Miami.

After the trade, Welker agreed Tuesday to a five-year, $18.1 million contract includes a $9 million signing bonus, ESPN.com's John Clayton reported.

ESPN.com first reported Saturday that the Patriots planned to sign Welker to a restricted free agent offer sheet. But the two teams obviously decided to avoid the red-tape and uncertainty that accompanies such a transaction and opted for a trade instead.

The Dolphins last week made Welker a qualifying offer of $1.3 million.

Had the Patriots officially executed the offer sheet to Welker, the Dolphins would have had seven days to either match it or pass on it. Under that scenario, if Miami matched the offer sheet, it would have retained Welker at the terms of the deal New England negotiated with him. If the Dolphins did not match the offer sheet, they would have received a second-round pick in the 2007 draft from the Patriots as compensation.

The trade agreement, though, renders moot the question of whether Miami would have matched an offer sheet and allows Welker to immediately move to the Pats. Welker should quickly upgrade a position where the Patriots have struggled of late to develop young players.

Welker, 25, is a terrific, if unheralded playmaker who has earned a spot on the ESPN.com "all unsung" team each of the past two seasons. Used principally as a return specialist in his first two seasons in the league, Welker emerged as a viable receiving threat in 2006, with 67 catches for 687 yards and a touchdown.

The former Texas Tech standout originally entered the NFL with San Diego in 2004 as an undrafted college free agent. He was waived by the Chargers early in the 2004 season and signed with the Dolphins shortly thereafter.

In 47 appearances, including three starts, Welker has 96 receptions for 1,121 yards and one touchdown. He has returned 170 kickoffs for an average of 22.7 yards and one touchdown and has 127 punt returns for a 9.7-yard average and one score.

On another front, a source close to Bill Belichick reacted with skepticism Monday to reports that the New England coach is "enamored of" Randy Moss and might consider acquiring the Oakland Raiders wide receiver in a trade.

Said the source: "I'd be very cautious about how I treat second- or third-hand information about what's going on in the mind of Belichick when it comes to this stuff. Unless you're hearing it directly [from Belichick], you're taking a big leap. It happens every year with the Patriots, about free agency and draft plans, a lot of agendas and speculation that rarely end up happening."

Senior writer Len Pasquarelli covers the NFL for ESPN.com.

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Changed the Thread Title as many found it misleading. Thanks!


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Post Re: Wes Welker was traded!!!
He was traded because at that point he had to be traded.

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Post Re: Wes Welker was traded!!!
The Dolphins didn't see it coming and only gave him a 2nd round tender as a restricted free agent. At the time it seemed to be a good move as he did not light the NFL on fire due to the quality of our quarterbacks.

In a gesture of good will, Belichick added a late round pick to the 2nd round pick that we were to give him and we made the trade because they were going to get him anyways due to the "poison pill" in the contract w/Welker that was impossible for us to match. Welker all ready signed the contract, so, it was binding.

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Post Re: Wes Welker was traded!!!
:embarrassed:

And I got all excited thinking we no longer had to cover his squirmy arse twice a year....


Old news... Dolphins had no choice, Wes was leaving regardless......

We followed that trade with a monster first round pick of Ted Ginn anyway.... HAHA We showed them :ann0y:

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So did I, I was like "wait can they do that right now"......

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Call me sucker number 3...thought Belicheat was up to something


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I'm sucker #4.... can we edit the title of this thread to include the year he was traded or something?
...kinda misleading.

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Post Re: Wes Welker was traded!!!
10acjed wrote:
:embarrassed:

And I got all excited thinking we no longer had to cover his squirmy arse twice a year....


Old news... Dolphins had no choice, Wes was leaving regardless......

We followed that trade with a monster first round pick of Ted Ginn anyway.... HAHA We showed them :ann0y:


and there it is, he made it into another thread, attaboy Ginn


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Post Re: Proof! We Did trade Wes Welker!!!
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I know this has been posted a hundred times.. But i have been reading this forum for about 5 years now. And i see how people argue about the trade or not trade. And if my memory serves me correct ive read phinnsrocks posts proven he wasnt traded. But i just lost a bet to fellow Dolphan about the trade. He was traded to the pats and they didnt want to go through all the hagggeling and gave us a 2nd and a 7th round pick. Phin rocks i love your posts but i lost a bet cuz of my faith. Still love your post though bro!


Lol. Hope you didn't lose too much money, or have to do anything embarassing cause of me.
:)

I didn't realize that you could trade somebody who is in the RFA process, because he wasn't necassarily a Dolphin anymore right, he was still an RFA. But I guess having the rights to a player is all you need...


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