Wes Welker is no longer a Patriot.

Former Patriots GM Scott Pioli, currently working as a guest analyst for NFL Network, spoke Wednesday afternoon about the fluid situation involving free agent wide receiver Wes Welker, who is reportedly now in serious talks about a new deal with the Broncos.

The Broncos are engaged in “serious talks” with slot receiver Wes Welker, and are trying to hammer out an agreement, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 31-year-old Welker, who has caught at least 100 passes in five of the last six seasons with the Patriots, is considered one of the premiere free agents on the market. Schefter added that a decision on a possible move is expected sometime Wednesday.

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick, never known to be technologically savvy, answered questions from fans Tuesday night via girlfriend Linda Holliday‘s Twitter account and said the team’s priority this offseason is “better coaching.”

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The Patriots offer to Wes Welker was “substantially lower than expected,” and as a result, he’s “seriously considering bolting” New England, according to Bert Breer of the NFL Network. The 31-year-old slot receiver, who caught at least 100 passes in five of the last six seasons for the Patriots, hasn’t been signed a day into the free agency period, and is now looking at offers from other teams, according to Breer.

With the first day of NFL free agency in the books, here are five Patriots-related thoughts:

Defensive back Patrick Chung signed with the Eagles on Tuesday, ending a four-year career with the Patriots.

The 5-foot-11, 210-pounder, who will be reunited with his former college coach Chip Kelly, struggled with injury in his time in New England, struggling to stay on the field, starting 30 out of a possible 64 regular-season games with the Patriots. His best season was 2010, when he started 13 games (a career-high) and finished with 96 tackles (72 solo), three interceptions and nine passes defensed (all career-bests).

The Colts have come to terms with offensive lineman Donald Thomas, who started seven games last season for the Patriots.

The 6-foot-4, 305-pounder out of UConn, who has also played for the Lions and Dolphins over the course of his career, played in all 16 games for New England last season, and proved to be an important part of a Patriots’ offensive line that had several moving parts over the course of the 2012 season.

Thomas is the first member of New England’s free agent class to sign elsewhere.

Consider this the companion piece to the column from Monday that detailed the 20 best free agent signings in Patriots history.

As of early Tuesday afternoon, wide receiver Wes Welker was waiting for his first contract offer from the Patriots, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Welker, who caught more than 100 passes in five of the last six seasons with New England, is scheduled to become a free agent as of 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

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