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Kraft reiterates: We want Wes

Posted by Shalise Manza Young, Globe Staff  March 11, 2013 02:42 PM

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The NFL is unveiled a new partnership with GE in New York City on Monday afternoon, and among the league big wigs on hand was Patriots owner Robert Kraft.

Kraft chatted with media members who were on hand, and according to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Daily News, Kraft told reporters, "We want Wes (Welker). We really do."

An ESPN reporter also posted some of Kraft's comments on Twitter: "I love Wes Welker. I hope he remains a Patriot for life. Just like Tom Brady."

Signs still point to Welker remaining with New England, with the two sides finally coming to a contract agreement sooner rather than later.

At the Super Bowl in New Orleans last month, Kraft was asked about Welker, and he said at the time, "I’d love him to be around as well. He’s a great guy; 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. It’s just a matter of whether both sides can be intelligent."

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