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Wes Welker’s long-term future is next question

FOXBOROUGH - Wes Welker pulled a bit of a surprise move Tuesday, signing the franchise tender the Patriots placed on him in March.

Now that he has signed the tender, which guarantees the perennial Pro Bowl wide receiver $9.515 million for the 2012 season, Welker can rejoin the team. New England begins on-field organized team activities Monday.

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