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Friday, February 15, 2013
Poll Friday: Wes Welker or Percy Harvin?

By James Walker

There are reports linking the New England Patriots to dynamic slot receiver Percy Harvin, who is on the outs with the Minnesota Vikings. But what would this mean for Pro Bowl receiver Wes Welker?

The Patriots can’t have both slot receivers at the same position. So here is our latest poll question: Should the Patriots re-sign Welker or trade for Harvin this offseason?

Welker’s production has been off the charts, so he won’t come cheap. Last year the Patriots needed to use the franchise tag because they could not reach a long-term extension. Should the Patriots pay up to keep the 31-year-old Welker or go for a younger alternative?

Is that younger alternative Harvin? The 24-year-old is a dynamic talent and one of the better pure athletes in the NFL. However, Harvin has had issues with two different head coaches, which has to be a concern to New England. Is the risk of a trade worth the reward?

Using our SportsNation poll, vote on which slot receiver is better for the Patriots. You can also share your thoughts in the comment section below.