Welker signs franchise tender with Patriots

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Welker signs franchise tender with Patriots

Wes Welker sounded like he had no plans to hold out during an interview on Monday. On Tuesday, it became official that he wouldn't.

Welker has signed his franchise tender with the Patriots, according to a source. He will be paid a guaranteed 9.5 million this year.

The Patriots wideout announced the news himself moments after it was reported.

I signed my tender today. I love the game and I love my teammates! Hopefully doing the right thing gets the right results. leapoffaith Wes Welker (@WesWelker) May 15, 2012
Now that he has officially signed, Welker will be able to participate in organized team activities, which start on Monday.

The Boston Globe first reported the story.

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