Wes Welker, Mario Williams and more

Updated: March 6, 2012, 12:34 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

This week's Patriots mailbag touches on a variety of topics -- from free agency, to the draft, to players already on the roster.

With the NFL combine coming to an end Tuesday, the next checkmark date for the Patriots is March 5, which is the deadline to place the franchise tag on players. Wes Welker is the prime candidate, and the expectation is that he will get the tag unless the sides can execute a Hail Mary in the coming days and build momentum on talks.

Let's start there ...

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