According to the Boston Globe, Wes Welker's decision to go public about contract negotiations over the past couple of weeks "has not gone over well with the Patriots." Welker made the ESPN tour a couple of weeks ago, dropping hints that he would hold out at least through next month's minicamp. The Patriots have subsequently reduced their long-term offer. The Globe believes Welker's actions have "only increased the chances that 2012 will be his final season with the team." Logan Mankins landed a lucrative long-term deal after calling out owner Robert Kraft, though Mankins had more leverage than Welker. They're bickering over dollars with arguably their best player outside of Brady the past 4 years. They will not be same without him.