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Source: Wes Welker may not get deal

Updated: July 16, 2012, 12:17 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

A Hail Mary remains possible, but as of late Saturday night the expectation is the New England Patriots and receiver Wes Welker will not reach a contract extension by Monday's 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchise-tagged players.

A source close to Welker said that as of Saturday dialogue between the sides wasn't overly active. The source said that at this point, it would be a surprise if an extension was reached, but cautioned that things always could shift as the deadline approaches.

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