The team has re-signed the sixth-year lineman to a two-year contract worth a maximum of $6.85 million, according to ESPNBoston.com's Field Yates.
Wendell's on-field performance dipped last season. After grading out as the NFL's fourth-best center in 2012, he finished dead last in pass protection in 2013, per Pro Football Focus. He also struggled as a run blocker, meaning New England might not be done adding competition at the position.
To his credit, Wendell can shift over to the guard spot, giving offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels a scheme-flexible blocker who is under pressure to rebound in 2014.