By ANNA-MEGAN RALEY, CBS Houston
(credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

(credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – New England’s contract offer to Wes Welker was reportedly “substantially lower” than he and his camp expected, sparking him to explore free agency. He wasn’t on the market long.

The long-time Patriots receiver is leaving quarterback Tom Brady for Peyton Manning and has agreed to a two-year deal with the Denver Broncos.

Welker joins a corps of offensive play makers including Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker.

Broncos’ boss man spoke out via Twitter: “Excited to have Wes join the Broncos. His production & toughness will be a great asset!”

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