55th Daytona 500It’s looking like the New England Patriots and Wes Welker will not be able to get a deal done.

Talks between Wes Welker and Patriots management are over at this point, and the WR is going to explore free agency, according to a tweet from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

The Boston Globe’s Karen Guregian reports the latest development in the Welker saga isn’t encouraging, stating Patriots may now have to consider the possibility of the 31-year-old signing elsewhere.

A backup option for New England could be Rams WR Danny Amendola. Baltimore and Tennesse are rumored to be interested in the injury prone Texas Tech alum.