When Tom Brady took a cap-friendly contract extension earlier this off-season, the New England Patriots' chances of re-signing his favorite target, Wes Welker, multiplied. However, after two days of reportedly low-balling their leading wide receiver from last season, Welker has decided to sign for the Denver Broncos on a long-term deal.

Welker will sign a contract for two seasons and now becomes a part of the team that will be seen as the Patriots' biggest obstacles to overcome in the AFC this season.

The Broncos will travel to Foxboro during the coming regular season, although the date is yet to be set.