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Wes Welker on contract talks: It's "out of my mind"

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker says he is not going to worry about his contract status. He is scheduled to make $9.5 million this season under his franchise tender. (Winslow Townson/Getty Images)

The New England Patriots have been known to play hardball when it comes to negotiating contracts, so their All-Pro receiver Wes Welker says he is done thinking about it and says there are no hard feelings between him and the team. Welker has said he wants a long-term deal with the team.

"The contract, and everything else, is out of my mind," Welker said to ESPN.com at training camp practice. "Everyone tried. I tried, they tried, and it just didn't work out. It's in the past, and we've moved on to this season, which we expect to be a good one."

Welker will play the 2012 season making $9.5 million, which is the franchise tender he signed during the offseason. If Welker is franchised by the Patriots again next season, he will make $11.4 million.

 "You got to prove it every year. There is no year where you don't need to prove it," Welker said when asked if he had anything to prove this year.

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