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New England Patriots WR Wes Welker Signs Franchise Tender

Welker tweets; “I signed my tender today. I love the game and I love my teammates! Hopefully doing the right thing gets the right results.

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Albert Breer of NFL Network is reporting that New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has signed his franchise tender, citing a “source with knowledge of the situation”.

Welker said on Monday that he would not let his holdout extend into the season.

There’s $9.5 million reasons why I won’t miss any regular season games,” said Welker.

Obviously, he kept to his word. He will now earn $9.5 million (the value of the tag) in 2012. Welker was the Patriots’ leading receiver last year, catching 122 passes (most in the league) for 1,569 yards (second-most) and 9 touchdowns (sixth most).