Wes Welker RUMORS & NEWS

  • Wes Welker ready to retire? Receiver weighing his options

    NESN "Wes Welker isn’t quite sure what he wants to do. The 35-year-old wide receiver is coming off a lackluster season with the St. Louis Rams in which he caught just 13 passes for 102 yards in eight games. He hasn’t reached the 1,000-yard receiving mark since the 2012 season. But pulling the trigger..." May 26

  • Wes Welker “happy” to play again, will see how it plays out for 2016

    Pro Football Talk "The Rams gave wide receiver Wes Welker a chance to get back into the NFL this season when they signed him in mid-November, although it was a very different experience for Welker than the ones he had in New England and Denver. There is no Tom Brady or Peyton Manning in St. Louis and the Rams’..." January 06

  • Champ Bailey hopes Wes Welker 'hangs it up and not strap it up again'

    ESPN "While veteran wide receiver Wes Welker wants to continue playing in the NFL despite suffering three concussions in nine months, former teammate Champ Bailey hopes that doesn't happen. "I don't want Wes to play for my own personal reasons. I've seen him get concussions. It scares me," Bailey..." July 24

  • Is Wes Welker Being Blackballed from the NFL Because of Concussions?

    Bleacher Report "It was 2013. Wes Welker was with the Broncos, and Sports Illustrated came to do a cover shoot for a story on what figured to be a scary Denver offense. The players in the shoot were Peyton Manning, Eric Decker, Demaryius Thomas and Welker. Manning didn't know it, but Welker and the receivers..." June 12

  • Wes Welker doesn’t ‘regret’ his two years with the Broncos

    Denver Post "Wes Welker is still searching for his next home. He’s still hoping he’ll have a next home. The 34-year-old slot receiver became a free agent after his two-year deal with the Broncos expired after last season, and he has yet to sign on with new team. Perhaps because of his age. Perhaps because..." June 04

  • Welker Open To Patriots Reunion

    CBS Boston "98.5 The Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich show were joined by a few special guests in studio on Tuesday: Wes Welker, Chris Gronkowski and Dr. Robert Leonard. The lengthy conversation started with Welker, who is still without a home in the National Football League after his contract expired at the..." June 02

  • Dolphins bring Wes Welker in for a free agent visit

    Pro Football Talk "At this stage, very little that can happen in free agency is going to create much of a ripple. But the Dolphins are still trying to throw cannonballs into the deep end. Via Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, the Dolphins are bringing in free agent wide receiver Wes Welker for a visit..." April 08

  • No one wants Wes Welker, the anti-Chris Borland

    New York Post "San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland walked away from the NFL at the age of 24 for fear of head injuries, despite not having a diagnosed concussion for a decade. And then there’s Wes Welker, the anti-Borland, a wideout with a disturbing array of concussions who isn’t ready to quit. “As..." March 19

  • Could the Green Bay Packers be Interested in Wes Welker?

    Sportsnaut "Free agent wide receiver Wes Welker did not draw any interest on the open market during the first week of the new league year. However, reports are surfacing that the Green Bay Packers may have an interest in investing in the 34-year-old slot receiver. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport had this to..." March 19

  • Sources: Wes Welker mulling retirement after 12 NFL seasons

    Fox Sports "Peyton Manning isn't the only Denver Broncos player pondering his NFL future. Wes Welker is also undecided on the matter. The 33-year-old wide receiver, who is slated to become a free agent next month, is considering retirement after several years of head injuries and declining production,..." February 11

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    Nicki Jhabvala @NickiJhabvala

    Asked if he wants to return to Denver, Wes Welker shrugged and said "I don't know. There's a lot of things I need to figure out."

  • Should Welker retire? Brady won't say

    CSN New England "Broncos slot receiver Wes Welker left Sunday's 43-21 loss to the Patriots in the third quarter with a back injury that he sustained after getting hit hard by safety Devin McCourty. Welker was Peyton Manning's intended target on the play, and the pass attempt bounced off Welker's hands before it..." November 03

  • Could Denver Broncos Trade Wes Welker to Seattle Seahawks?

    Latin Post "The NFL trade deadline is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. EST, and the Denver Broncos could potentially make some waves. At this point into the season, every team knows what they thrive in and what they lack. With the NFL draft long gone and free agent options more limited than ever,..." October 28

  • Wes Welker eligible to play Sunday after NFL

    Denver Post "Wes Welker has just received official word of his reinstatement and is on his way to the Broncos' headquarters. The Broncos' slot receiver had two games of his four-game suspension dismissed after the NFL and the NFL Players Association reached an agreement on changes to the steroids policy on..." September 17

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    Chance Wes Welker will be reinstated tonight, but mostly likely tomorrow. Still question whether he's activated for Chiefs game Sunday.

  • Wes Welker's suspension is over; Broncos receiver to be reinstated following NFL drug policy vote

    Mile High Report "Wes Welker is free to play. But should he? Welker's four-game suspension for violating the league's Performance Enhancing Drug (PED) policy will soon be a no-game suspension and a warning for violating the league's Substance Abuse policy, the NFL and NFLPA are expected to announce Saturday...." September 12

  • Wes Welker's early return connected to result of NFLPA voting Friday

    Denver Post "The NFL Players Association's 32 team representatives will vote on a revised drug policy Friday, according to two NFL sources close to negotiations. One source said if the players approve the new policy Friday afternoon, Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker would be among several players who could..." September 12

  • Wes Welker: I have no idea what a Molly is

    Sporting News "Wes Welker doubled down on his denials Wednesday. Responding to report by Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio that his positive test was caused by taking the drug MDMA, or a Molly, at the Kentucky Derby, the Broncos wide receiver told The Denver Post: “I wouldn't have any idea where to get a..." September 05

  • Welker slams NFL drug policy in statement

    SB Nation "The Broncos receiver bit back against the NFL's drug policy in a statement on Tuesday. Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker issued an official statement on Tuesday after news broke of his four-game suspension for violation of the NFL's performance-enhancing drug policy. Adam Schefter broke..." September 03

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    Broncos believe Wes Welker is playing Sunday vs. Colts. Suspensions never announced this late in week. Game plan in place.

  • Source: Welker took Molly at Kentucky Derby

    Pro Football Talk "Wes Welker’s good day at the Kentucky Derby turned out to be not so good. His winnings that day exceeded $57,000. But human error resulted in the Broncos receiver being overpaid by nearly $15,000. Now, he’ll lose a lot more than that due to his four-game suspension. Per a league source,..." September 03

  • Wes Welker wonders if someone spiked his drink at Derby

    Denver Post "Wes Welker will miss the first four games of the season, but not because of a concussion. The NFL has issued the Broncos' slot receiver a four-game suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancement policy. "I'm as shocked as everyone at todays news," Welker said in an e-mail to..." September 03

  • Broncos Wes Welker suspended four games by the NFL

    Yahoo! Sports "It turns out that all the concern about whether Wes Welker would play in Week 1 despite his latest concussion was a waste of time. Welker won't be playing in Week 1 or any of Denver's first four games, because he has been suspended by the NFL for using amphetamines, ESPN's Adam Schefter first..." September 03

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    Andrew Mason @MaseDenver

    HC Fox tells @850KOA that Welker has reached the stage in the post-concussion protocol where he is cleared to practice, & will practice Wed.

  • Broncos' Welker improves, but questions remain about Hillman, Webster

    Denver Post "One step forward, two steps back. Monday, wide receiver Wes Welker continued to take strides toward playing in Sunday night's season opener. But there is speculation about the availability of running back Ronnie Hillman and cornerback Kayvon Webster. Welker ran pass routes while recovering..." September 02

  • 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 "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'

    CBS Sports "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 "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