FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker said Tuesday he has signed the $9.5 million tender offer that came along with being designated the team’s franchise player.

Welker made the announcement on Twitter. He said he loves the game and his teammates and “hopefully doing the right thing gets the right results.”

Welker caught more passes than anyone else in the NFL last season but couldn’t come down with the one that might have clinched a Super Bowl victory against the New York Giants.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Welker led the NFL with 122 receptions and was second in the league with 1,569 yards receiving. Welker, 30, is only the second receiver to catch at least 120 passes in two different seasons.

The team had nothing to announce on Tuesday.

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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — The New York Jets have signed guard Robert T. Griffin, the last of their three sixth-round draft picks, to a four-year contract.

The 6-foot-6, 335-pound offensive lineman is expected to back up starting right guard Brandon Moore. Griffin was a first-team All-Big 12 selection as a senior after making 12 starts at right guard, but also started at right tackle as a junior, helping protect quarterback Robert Griffin III — the No. 2 overall pick who is of no relation.

Griffin was taken 203rd overall, one spot after the Jets drafted his Baylor teammate running back Terrance Ganaway.

The Jets now have four of their eight draft picks signed, including Griffin, Ganaway, wide receiver Stephen Hill, their second-rounder, and defensive back Josh Bush, another sixth-rounder.


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