Everyone’s excited about Wes Welker signing his franchise tender, which is the focus of a lot of today’s stories.   Here’s a few of the ones out there worth checking out:

BOSTON HERALD

Pats WR Julian Edelman on Wes Welker signing tender: “It says he’s a great teammate.” – Karen Guregian
Guregian has reaction from Welker’s teammates after the veteran signed his franchise tender yesterday.

Tom House Pitches analysis of Tom Brady – Karen Guregian
Guregian writes that after the passing of Brady’s former mechanics coach Tom Martinez back in February, Brady now has  turned to Tom House to make sure his throwing motion remains consistent.

He’s now in a better place – Mark Daniels
Daniels has a good piece on Donte Stallworth, who says he’s much more mature now then he was the last time he played in New England.

BOSTON GLOBE

Wes Welker’s long-term future is next question - Shalise Manza Young
Manza Young ponders the future of Welker now that he’s signed his tender, and wonders if a long term deal is coming.

ESPN BOSTON

Welker Simplifies his route – Mike Reiss
Reiss takes a look at Welker’s decision to sign his tender and writes that while he could have played hardball, that’s just not the way he works.

NESN

Chandler Jones Ready to Take on Patriots’ ‘Heavy’ Playbook and 19 Other NFL Thoughts – Jeff Howe
Howe has his weekly piece that’s always an interesting read, and this one has some good stuff as well.

Wes Welker Shows He’s One of the Greatest Team-First Players in Patriots History By Signing Franchise Tender – Jeff Howe
Howe looks at Welker signing his tender and has a good take on the veteran’s decision.

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

With Welker Back, Pats look loaded at wide receiver – Paul Kenyon
With Welker back in the fold, Kenyon looks at the group that will be competing for a roster spot in the coming months.

PATRIOT LEDGER

Dennard Arraignment May 30 – Glen Farley
According to Farley Patriots 7th round pick Alfonzo Dennard will reportedly be arraigned May 30th on a charge of third-degree felony assault of a police officer.

ENTERPRISE NEWS

Stallworth now realizes return to Patriots isn’t just a dream – Glen Farley
Farley has a good piece on Donte’ Stallworth, who called his return to New England “surreal”.

Stallworth’s noticed a change in McDaniels – Glen Farley
Farley has a couple of quick comments from Stallworth on how McDaniels has changed since he was last  in New England.