Welker, Lloyd both gone?

Since the New England Patriots elected last offseason to franchise tag WR Wes Welker -- but not replace that one-year tender with a multi-year deal -- we've known that they were just pushing their long-term decision on him off by one year. The time for that decision is upon us in the near future, as the Pats will need to figure out whether he's worthy of another franchise tag or a new contract, or whether they'll let him hit the free agent market.