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New England Patriots All-Pro wide receiver Wes Welker has signed his franchise tender according to a team official.
The Patriots gave Welker the franchise tag back on March 5th as one of 21 teams to select a franchise player.
By signing the tender Welker is guaranteed to make $9.51 million dollars for the 2012 season. He and the team still have until July 14 to reach a longterm agreement and drop the franchise tender.
If no agreement on a new contract is reached prior to July 14, Welker will play this season on the one-year guaranteed deal.
By signing his tender it allows him to participate in the OTA’s and training camp instead of being on the outside looking in.
It was anticipated all along that Welker would not hold out of camp looking for a comtract and he hinted earlier Tuesday morning during a WEEI interview that he wouldn’t miss any of the season.
Welker, whose on the verge of becoming the most prolific pass receiver in Patriots history, has said New England is the p...
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There will not be a sincere controversy regarding Patriots receiver Wes Welker.
Much to his chagrin, Welker was hit with the franchise tag this year as he worked to get an extended deal done.
When he skipped the start of off-season activities and workouts, there was the hum that he was digging in his feet to prepare to fight for a long-term contract.
Though he still is working...
New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has come out and said that since he signed his franchise tender, contract talks between his representatives and the Patriots have only gotten worse.
“There have been talks, but nothing that’s brightened anything at all,” Welker said. “It’s actually gotten worse.”
Welker admitted that he went against the advice...
It was music to Patriots’ fans ears when franchise player Wes Welker announced today that he would not hold out into the regular season, saying he has “9.5 million reasons” why he won’t miss any regular season games. The 9.5 million refers to the franchise tender value that he is guaranteed this season. Welker has expressed the desire to get a long term deal and remain a...
Wide receiver Wes Welker has proven once again that he's one of the most team-oriented players in Patriots history. Welker signed his franchise tender Tuesday, which fully guaranteed his $9.5 million salary for the 2012 season, and it means he'll be able to report for offseason workouts at Gillette Stadium, if he chooses to do so. That's timely because the Patriots start...
Wes Welker said Monday that he's got 9.5 million reasons not to miss any games this season. He reaffirmed that in a big way on Tuesday. Welker has decided to sign his franchise tender with the Patriots, which means he'll earn $9.5 million this season after the Pats placed the franchise tag on him this offseason. The news was first reported by The Boston Globe's Greg Bedard...
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...
Patriots WR Wes Welker has signed his franchise tender, according to a league source.
— Greg A. Bedard (@GregABedard) May 15, 2012
New England Patriots four-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Wes Welker has signed his $9.4 million franchise tender.
Welker made the announcement via his official Twitter account.
Many movie moments could symbolize Wes Welker's decision to sign his $9.5 million franchise tender Tuesday and return to the Patriots for the 2012-13 season. Perhaps the Hulk destroying enemy ships in The Avengers. Or Dean Portman showing up at halftime of the JV-Varsity game at the end of Mighty Ducks 3. Really, any clip of someone returning from somewhere and then going on...
Looks like Wes Welker can be counted on to take the field once the regular season starts.
At least that's what he said on WEEI's 'Mut & Merloni' show, stating "there are 9.5 million reasons why I wouldn't miss any regular-season games,".
The Patriots placed the franchise tag on him March 5th, earning him an automatic $9.5 million for the 2012 season...