New England 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."
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 seasons.
The team made no announcement.
No dream in Buffalo
Vince Young said he won't be using the term "Dream Team" regarding the Buffalo Bills.
"I definitely wouldn't want to make that comment again," said Young, the former Eagles backup quarterback. "It was definitely blown out of proportion."
Young, who turns 29 on Friday, spoke a day after he arrived in Buffalo. He signed a one-year contract last month.
Speaking publicly for the first time since a bar fight last month, the Jaguars' Terrance Knighton opened with an apology.
The huge defensive tackle apologized to the city of Jacksonville and the organization for "embarrassing them with the actions that happened that night." Then he answered any and every question about that night, his rehabilitation, and his chances of making a full recovery.
Knighton, a former Temple star, said he tried to break up a fight at a Jacksonville nightclub April 8. Knighton was hit in the head with a bottle, and glass cut his eye.
The 340-pounder needed staples in his head and stitches in his eye. He temporarily lost vision and needed a second surgery to remove a cataract. His vision is 20/60 now, and he expects to recover in time for training camp.
A third-round pick in 2009, Knighton started 45 games in three seasons. He has 198 tackles and 51/2 sacks.
The big run-stuffer was a cornerstone of a defense that ranked sixth in the league in 2011.