ESPN.com has a story up regarding Wes Welker and his decision to sign with the Denver Broncos earlier this week. Here is some of that piece:
One day after leaving the New England Patriots via free agency, new Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was introduced in Denver and said splitting with quarterback Tom Brady was the most difficult part of the move.
"Yeah, that was definitely probably the hardest part, leaving Tom," Welker said Thursday. "He's a great competitor, a great player, a great friend across the board. I wish the best to him."
Welker agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with Denver on Wednesday. The deal also includes $150,000 in incentives in each year if he catches 90 passes, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
The Patriots offered Welker $10 million over the same timeframe.
You can read the entire piece at http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9053587/wes-welker-denver-broncos-says-leaving-tom-brady-hardest-part-move-new-england-patriots.
In other big news, free agent running back Stephen Jackson has signed with the Atlanta Falcons. The deal is worth $12 million over three years.
ESPN is reporting that quarterback Matt Cassel has signed a one year deal with the Minnesota Vikings worth $1 million.
The Houston Texans are strongly pursing safety Ed Reed.
Longtime Detroit Lions tackle Jeff Backus retired yesterday after 12 seasons.