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Wes Welker in green? Move to Jets makes sense

Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots

Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots Credit: Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots (Getty Images)

Could Wes Welker join the Jets this offseason? KC Joyner of ESPN Insider thinks it's not a bad fit, but not a likely one, either.

The longtime New England wide receiver will test free agent waters beginning next week.

Joyner listed five teams that make sense for Welker other than the Patriots - the Lions, Seahawks, Eagles, Buccaneers and Jets. Though he calls the Jets the "least likely" landing spot for Welker, he believes the signing makes sense for the following reasons:

-- Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez had the third-worst short pass yards per attempt among qualifying quarterbacks in 2012.

-- The signing would both strengthen the Jets and weaken the rival Patriots in one stroke.

-- Adding a Pro Bowl-caliber wide receiver like Welker would mean positive PR for a very publicity-conscious team.

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