- James Walker, ESPN Staff Writer
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We have another hot topic for our "Poll Friday" question in the AFC East.
New England Patriots Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker has three days to work out a multi-year extension. Otherwise, he will play on a one-year franchise tag worth $9.5 million. Will Welker get a new contract?
Welker is looking for long-term security, but the Patriots seem hesitant. Welker is 31, and New England has to consider how much money it invests and if it will impact other young players such as tight end Aaron Hernandez.
But the two sides also have been talking, which is never a bad sign. Welker has been undervalued for years in New England and played at a bargain rate. Will the Patriots reward Welker with a big extension?
Using our SportsNation poll, vote on whether or not Welker gets an extension before Monday’s deadline. You can also share your thoughts in the comment section below.