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Robert Kraft worries lawyers, agents could ‘mess up’ any new deal for Wes Welker

Patriots owner Robert Kraft took a veiled shot at Wes Welker [1]‘s representation on Friday, saying that lawyers and agents could “mess up” any new potential deal for the wide receiver.

Speaking with CSNNE in New Orleans, Kraft praised Welker — who is set to become an unrestricted free agent — but also offered a note of caution.

“I’d love him to be around, he’s a great guy,” Kraft said of Welker. “Like I said all along, it takes two sides to make a transaction and then we have to manage the lawyers and the agents that they don’t mess it up. I think Wes wants to be with us and we want him here so it’s just a matter of whether both sides can be intelligent.”

Welker, who played under the franchise tag last season, finished the year with 118 catches, 1,354 yards and six touchdowns. The 31-year-old has spent his last six seasons with the Patriots.

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