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.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who has backed down from his threat to sue the NFL over commissioner Roger Goodell's contract extension, is adamant about his fellow owners discussing it at a Dec. 13 meeting, according to Pro Football Talk.
Here's more from Charean Williams of NBCSports.com's Pro Football Talk.
Tom Brady was back at practice Thanksgiving morning despite an Achilles' injury that kept him out of Wednesday session.
TB12 was also playing hurt in the kitchen later Thursday as he posted a photo of him preparing Thanksgiving biscuits for his holiday feast.
Happy Thanksgiving to you all! I wanted to say how much I love and appreciate you all for the support you have given me....Posted by Tom Brady on Thursday, November 23, 2017
Brady's wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen, also took to social media to post photos of the biscuit master and family jumping for joy to celebrate Turkey Day. Tom's rocking the Uggs of course, but watch that sore Achilles'!