Wes Welker agrees to two-year deal with Broncos
|03.13.13 at 4:56 pm ET|
Wes Welker is no longer a Patriot.
The 31-year-old slot receiver, who put up record numbers in his six seasons in New England — he caught at least 100 passes in five of those years — signed a two-year deal with the Broncos on Wednesday afternoon, according to a tweet from Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway. The tweet read, “Agreed to terms on a 2-yr deal with Wes Welker. Excited to have Wes join the Broncos. His production & toughness will be a great asset!” Multiple reports state the deal is worth between $12 million and $14 million over the length of the contract.
Welker, who arrived in New England via a trade with the Dolphins prior to the start of the 2007 season, became the first receiver in NFL history in 2012 with at least five seasons of 100 or more receptions. Overall, in six seasons in New England, he caught 672 passes for 7,459 yards and 37 touchdowns.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter was first to report the story.
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