The Denver Broncos were apparently blocked from attempting to hire one of their former players recently. Mike Klis of KUSA 9News reported on Saturday that the Houston Texans denied the Broncos permission to interview the retired five-time Pro Bowler to be their wide receivers coach. Welker is currently an offensive assistant for the Texans. As a result, Denver hired Zach Azzanni as their WR coach instead. The 36-year-old Welker last played in the league for the St. Louis Rams during the 2015 campaign.