According to Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe, New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has signed his franchise tag, which will pay him $9.5 million for the 2012 season.
Welker was just on WEEI Radio in Boston yesterday and stated that he had 9.5 million reasons to play this year and ultimately not hold out. He said that at he moment he wasn’t sure what he was going to do. Well in the end, it looks like he decided to sign the tender.
Welker made a smart move by signing his tender, because every knows the Patriots weren’t going to budge and pay him the kind of money he’s looking for.