Deion Branch, Brian Hoyer and Dan Koppen were among the Patriots' cuts Friday.
A source close to wide receiver Wes Welker said that as of Saturday, dialogue between he and the New England Patriots wasn't overly active. The source said that at this point, it would be a surprise if an extension was reached.
The New England Patriots place their franchise tag on wide receiver Wes Welker, the team announced.
The Patriots' Wes Welker is training on his own, a far cry from the last offseason, when he got to work out with his quarterback, Tom Brady.