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Person close to Brady “enraged” Patriots let Welker go

AFC Champiohship Football

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) is congratulated by Tom Brady after catching a one-yard touchdown pass during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)


At least one person in the Tom Brady camp is not a happy camper about Brady losing his favorite wide receiver.

Just minutes after the Broncos confirmed that they reached a two-year deal with former Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, Tom E. Curran of spoke to a source close to Brady who was “beyond enraged.”

The words “disgrace” and “disservice” were also used to describe the reaction to the fact that the Patriots wouldn’t even offer Welker enough money to keep him from signing a two-year, $12 million contract with the Broncos.

UPDATE 5:45 p.m. ET: We had initially interpreted Curran’s report as saying Brady himself was “enraged” about Welker leaving. Curran hasn’t heard what Brady’s frame of mind is but has heard from a person close to Brady who is “enraged.”