Patriots Wes Welker rumored to be testing free agent waters

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(MyFoxBoston.com) – Patriots' Wide Receiver Wes Welker is rumored to be entering the free agent market starting Tuesday.

According to several sources, including Sports Illustrated, the 31-year-old wants to test out the waters and see what else might be out there.

Welker will be able to sign with other teams starting Tuesday.

During last offseason, Welker became a franchise member of the Patriots. The team did not issue a franchise tender to any player for the 2013 season before this past Monday's deadline.

Welker has been with the Pats for six years.