Wes Welker RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wes Welker cleared to travel — not play — for Broncos-Cowboys game

    Denver Post "Wes Welker was cleared to fly with the Broncos for their final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. Welker has not yet been medically cleared from his concussion to engage in contact, so he won't play in the game Thursday night at AT&T Stadium. Then again, none of the Broncos' other..." August 27

  • After 3 concussions, Welker playing dangerous game

    USA Today "How many are too many? Was one concussion enough to start the ticking time bomb in Wes Welker's brain? Were three? Or can the Denver Broncos wide receiver take a few more hits before he does irreversible damage that will rob him of his memory, set his moods swinging like a pendulum and make..." August 27

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Broncos coach John Fox says Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in the concussion protocol. Lot of optimism from the team.

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    Jeff Legwold @Jeff_Legwold

    #Broncos coach John Fox on whether Welker has said anything about retirement: “That’s not been brought up at all… I didn’t sense that.’’

  • Tom Brady: 'Tough' when Welker hurt

    ESPN Boston "New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Monday morning it was hard to see former teammate and good friend Wes Welker sustain his third concussion in less than a year on Saturday and that he tries to do what he can to protect his own receivers. "It's tough to see that happen and to a guy..." August 25

  • Is this Wes Welker's final season with the Broncos?

    Denver Post "Is Wes Welker still Wes Welker? Well, he's certainly the same dude, a methodical worker bee who perennially defies sports logic, almost in a Steve Nash sort of way. He's blue-collar. The Broncos' receiver stomps upon notions of height and weight and draft status like his fleet feet suddenly..." May 29

  • Churchhill Downs Demands Money back from Wes Welker

    TMZ.com "Wes Welker left the Kentucky Derby with nearby $15,000 more than he should have ... thanks to a machine malfunction ... and now Churchill Downs is demanding he give the money back, stat ... TMZ Sports has learned. Here's what we know ... Wes personally placed a number of bets on the Derby on May..." May 17

  • Wes Welker's option exercised by Denver Broncos

    NFL.com "The Denver Broncos brought back wide receiver Andre Caldwell and brought in Emmanuel Sanders to bolster their wide receiver group following Eric Decker's departure. They also quietly completed a bit of housekeeping that will keep Wes Welker in town. TheMMQB.com's Peter King notes that Denver..." March 17

  • Broncos have decision to make about Welker

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, the Broncos signed receiver Wes Welker to a two-year, $12 million deal. Cap accounting kept the 2013 charge at $4 million. The application of math too simple for even me to screw up indicates that Welker costs $8 million against the cap in 2014. His $6 million in compensation..." February 09

  • Sherman told Welker: 'Don't you ever say you want 1-on-1's with us'

    CBSSports.com "One of the best post-Super Bowl moments is when the NFL busts out the Sound FX from the Super Bowl and shows us what was happening on the battlefield. This may come as a surprise, but this year's rendition featured Richard Sherman talking some smack to Broncos wide receivers! (Sherman, by the..." February 08

  • Welker: ‘We didn’t prepare very well’ for noise

    New York Post "The Broncos trailed 12 seconds into Super Bowl XLVIII, as they let up a botched snap for a safety that center Manny Ramirez attributed to miscommunication caused by the noise level, and the Seahawks never looked back, leading for 59 minutes, 48 seconds of the game. After the 43-8 beating at the..." February 03

  • Wes Welker Has Opportunity for Redemption and Revenge in Super Bowl XLVIII

    Bleacher Report "Wes Welker should have been the king of Super Bowl XLVIII's media day. He's a perfect storm of person, player and story: clever, candid and quick-witted off the field, a four-time All-Pro on it and a stranger-than-fiction combination of rags-to-riches fairy tale and bromance-novel love..." January 30

  • Wes Welker won’t retire any time soon

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos receiver Wes Welker will turn 33 this offseason and is coming off a year in which he suffered two concussions, but he says he’s a long way from retiring. Asked today if he would like to earn his first Super Bowl ring on Sunday and then ride off into the sunset, Welker said that’s not an..." January 30

  • Welker explains collision with Talib

    CSN New England "I asked Wes Welker on Tuesday if his collision with Aqib Talib in the AFC Championship could be equated to a game of chicken. “In a big game like that, of course,” said Welker, the former Patriot whose collision with the Patriots corner knocked Talib from the game and deeply irked Bill..." January 29

  • Welker says he texts Brady after games

    NESN "Tom Brady was mum about his relationship with Wes Welker before the New England Patriots’ AFC Championship Game loss to the Denver Broncos, but the slot receiver admitted this week that the two kept in touch during the season. Welker briefly discussed his relationship with Brady during Super Bowl..." January 29

  • Broncos' Wes Welker would try to play in Super Bowl with concussion

    USA Today "Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker missed time with concussions this season. But if it were up to him, Welker said at Tuesday's Super Bowl media day, he'd choose to play in Sunday's title game against the Seattle Seahawks even if doctors wanted to hold him out. "What do you think?"..." January 28

  • Wes Welker doesn't sound ready to retire despite concussion issues

    Boston Herald "Wes Welker doesn’t sound like he’s ready to give it up just yet. The Broncos receiver’s concussion issues have yielded speculation that he might decide to retire after this season, and the potential to go out on top after Super Bowl XLVIII only makes that notion more enticing. Welker, who turns..." January 27

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    Ben Volin @BenVolin

    Not surprisingly, Wes Welker was not fined for his hit on Aqib Talib last Sunday. No fines to report from the Pats-Broncos game

  • Welker hit on Talib was dirty: Seahawks CB Thurmond

    New York Post "Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond thinks the NFL let a guilty Wes Welker get off scot-free for his hit on the Patriots’ Aqib Talib last Sunday. Thurmond ripped Welker for his controversial block on Talib in the second quarter of the AFC Championship, a play that knocked the New England..." January 23

  • Belichick tees off on Welker for hitting Talib

    Pro Football Talk "In the first half of New England’s loss at Denver, Broncos receiver Wes Welker flattened Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib on an apparent pick play, knocking New England’s best defensive back out of the game. Welker claimed that he didn’t intend to hit Talib. Patriots coach Bill Belichick feels..." January 20

  • Wes Welker makes speech to Broncos

    ESPN.com "The Denver Broncos' guest speaker at their team meeting Saturday night was wide receiver Wes Welker, team officials told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The former Patriots wide receiver addressed his current team before Sunday's AFC Championship Game between New England and Denver after coach..." January 19

  • It's Wes Welker's super chance to shine for Broncos

    Denver Post "This is his everything. He won't tell you much about it. Wes Welker seems to gets cruel kicks from answering questions. His quotes are so brutally banal, they should play his interviews to captured terrorists. ("Tell us the truth — or we'll make you listen to Welker!") But for this Broncos..." January 18

  • Wes Welker "ready to go" for Broncos after recovery from concussions

    Denver Post "There was a time as Wes Welker was recovering from his second concussion that he felt he was ready to play. The Broncos' medical team held the star slot receiver out a while longer, anyway, and in retrospect he's glad for it. "It took a little bit of time," Welker said Thursday in his first..." January 02

  • Wes Welker out again this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos need a win to nail down home field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs, but they won’t have Wes Welker helping them get it. Welker returned to practice this week, but has been ruled out for the third straight game because of the concussion he suffered against the Titans in Week..." December 27

  • Wes Welker returns to Broncos practice

    Pro Football Talk "It wasn’t Santa Claus with a sleigh filled with goodies, but the Broncos did have some very welcome faces at practice on Wednesday. Joan Niesen of the Denver Post reports that wide receiver Wes Welker participated in practice for the first time since suffering a concussion against the Titans on..." December 26

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    Lindsay Jones @bylindsayhjones

    Wes Welker still not cleared to practice (concussion).

  • Broncos Wes Welker likely out until playoffs

    ESPN.com "Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker is expected to be held out of the team's final two regular-season games as he recovers from two concussions in a span of three weeks. Welker resumed light physical activity Thursday. On Friday, he will be formally ruled out of the Broncos' game Sunday against..." December 20

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    "@FFD: SCOOPAGE from @JayGlazer: @Broncos WR Wes Welker is OUT this weekend at Houston pic.twitter.com/gC1wulC3HJ"

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    No Wes Welker at practice. Walked into weight-training center.

  • Broncos WR Wes Welker ruled out for Thursday vs. Chargers

    CBSSports.com "Peyton Manning won't have his second favorite target when Denver hosts San Diego this week. Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Chargers. Welker suffered a concussion in Denver's 51-28 win over Tennessee on Sunday, his second concussion since Nov...." December 11

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    Jay Glazer @JayGlazer

    Btw, I didn't know there was still a question if Wes Welker would play Thursday, he will not.

  • Wes Welker sustains 2nd concussion of season, out for remainder of the game

    Rotoworld "Wes Welker left Sunday's Week 14 game against the Titans with a concussion and will not return. With under a minute to go in the first half, Welker went low to try to catch a Peyton Manning pass and got his neck bent awkwardly by Titans S George Wilson. It's even scarier than usual because Welker..." December 08

  • Kyle Arrington knows Wes Welker

    Boston Herald "Kyle Arrington’s progression from the Patriots practice squad to becoming one of the most respected slot cornerbacks in the league was aided by daily battles with Wes Welker. Now, even though Arrington won’t feed the hype machine, the two are set to square off in a marquee matchup before a..." November 23

  • Wes Welker full participant at Broncos practice, "probable" for Sunday

    Denver Post "Receiver Wes Welker was listed as probable on the Broncos injury report Friday and is available to play Sunday night on the road against the New England Patriots. Interim head coach Jack Del Rio reported after Friday's practice that if there were a definite category on the injury report, a..." November 23

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    Lindsay Jones @bylindsayhjones

    Welker and Julius Thomas practicing again. Julius looks to be doing more in individual drills than yesterday.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Broncos WR Wes Welker passed the protocol of concussion tests and now is listed as probable for Sunday night's game vs. Patriots.

  • Wes Welker practices, ‘excited’ for Sunday

    Boston Herald "Wes Welker was back out on the practice field yesterday for the first time since suffering a concussion in Sunday’s game against the Chiefs. The Broncos receiver and former Patriot practiced on a “limited” basis, but hopes to be ready for Sunday night’s showdown with his former team. “That’s..." November 22

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    Wes Welker Is practicing

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    Wes Welker not practicing.

  • Concussion symptoms for Broncos' Wes Welker didn't show up until later

    Denver Post "Broncos receiver Wes Welker initially was evaluated on the field for a neck injury during the Broncos' game Sunday night, and no concussion symptoms were apparent at that time, the team said Tuesday. It wasn't until Welker was on the sideline several minutes later that he began experiencing..." November 20

  • Wes Welker was evaluated for neck injury and concussion

    Denver Post "I have received a lot of e-mails and questions inquiring about Wes Welker’s concussion and how he was treated by the Broncos’ medical team. And so I looked into it further and here’s what I found. Welker, the Broncos’ star slot receiver, had a nice catch-and-run for 20 yards with 11:22 left in..." November 19

  • Wes Welker to have concussion test

    ESPN.com "Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is undergoing concussion evaluation and will not be a full participant in practice until Friday at the earliest. Broncos interim coach Jack Del Rio said that Welker, who was injured in Sunday's win over the Kansas City Chiefs, will undergo baseline..." November 19

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    Andrew Mason @MaseDenver

    Del Rio: Julius Thomas has a knee strain & is day-to-day. Wes Welker had a concussion & will follow protocol this week.

  • Was Welker concussed in win

    ESPN.com "Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker suffered a concussion on a 20-yard catch-and-run play in the fourth quarter of Denver's 27-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. Welker, who has nine touchdown catches this season, started to leave the field and then took a knee. Despite the..." November 18

  • Broncos sit out Champ Bailey, Duke Ihenacho and Wes Welker at practice

    Denver Post "The Broncos looked far healthier Wednesday, even if the numbers don't quite show it. Three players missed practice: cornerback Champ Bailey, safety Duke Ihenacho and receiver Wes Welker. However, Welker and Ihenacho both had their helmets with them and reported to their positional..." November 07

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    Gray Caldwell @GrayCaldwell

    Manning Decker Welker Franklin and Dreessen are all on the field at the start of practice with helmets.

  • Wes Welker has a sprained ankle

    Pro Football Talk "It’ll be a little harder for Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and receiver Wes Welker to work on their chemistry. Coach John Fox said after Saturday’s loss to the Seahawks that receiver Wes Welker sprained an ankle and that he’ll be evaluated on Sunday. Per a league source the Broncos will..." August 18

  • Wes Welker details how bond with Bill Belichick fell apart

    Boston Globe "Wes Welker and the Patriots had a bit of a messy divorce this past offseason when Welker chose to sign with the Denver Broncos for two years and $12 million instead of re-upping with New England for two years and $10 million (plus incentives). Turns out Welker left the Patriots for more than..." August 07

  • Agency: Offer to Welker was 'take it or leave it', no negotiation

    ESPN Boston "The agency that represented Wes Welker in his contract negotiations with the New England Patriots took issue early Tuesday with owner Robert Kraft's version of how the receiver ended up in Denver. Kraft blamed Welker's reps -- David Dunn and Brian Murphy of Athletes First -- for the..." March 20

  • Agency: Offer to Welker was 'take it or leave it', no negotiation

    ESPN.com "The agency that represented Wes Welker in his contract negotiations with the New England Patriots took issue early Tuesday with owner Robert Kraft's version of how the receiver ended up in Denver. Kraft blamed Welker's reps -- David Dunn and Brian Murphy of Athletes First -- for the..." March 19