Wes Welker | WR | Denver Broncos
Posted: 11/22/2013 2:49pm et
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 22, and is probable for Week 12.
Huddle Up: You didn't think Welker would miss out on this game, did you? He likely needs to clear the final concussion protocol hurdle, but count on him starting Sunday night in Foxborough -- this time as a Bronco.
Posted: 11/21/2013 2:10pm et
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) is participating in practice Thursday, Nov. 21 a day after missing practice Wednesday.
Huddle Up: This is the best sign yet that Welker might be available Sunday night against his old team, but he still has some concussion-protocol hurdles to clear before that can happen. Stay tuned . . .
Posted: 11/20/2013 2:18pm et
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 20.
Huddle Up: Welker is going through the concussion protocol, which could keep him out no matter how good he feels otherwise. Tom Brady's prediction that Welker would play this weekend means little in the face of the protocol.
Posted: 11/18/2013 8:42pm et
Sources are saying that Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) is expected to be OK for Week 12 against the New England Patriots. He'll undergo baseline concussion testing Monday, Nov. 18, and will likely be limited in practice all week. He was checked by the team's training staff after suffering the injury but re-entered the game for five games. 'My understanding is we followed protocol, he was cleared to return, he had symptoms that came up and he was pulled,' interim head coach Jack Del Rio said Monday. 'He'll go through the protocol this week ... (Doctors) checked him, allowed to return, symptoms came that were problematic and he was pulled.'
Huddle Up: Expect the Broncos and Welker to do all they can to get the WR ready to face his former team in a big Sunday night showdown. Follow the progress throughout the week.
Posted: 11/18/2013 2:29pm et
Per the league's concussion protocol, Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) will be limited in practices this week following his concussion in Week 11 against the Kansas City Chiefs. Friday, Nov. 22, would be his first full day of practice, even if he passes a baseline test Monday, Nov. 18. Welker was targeted 10 times in the win over the Chiefs, finishing with eight catches for 74 yards.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Welker might be out this week unless he makes a quick recovery. He did return briefly after being concussed, but the protocol tends to keep players out at least a week.
Posted: 11/18/2013 11:50am et
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) was diagnosed with a concussion after suffering a blow to the head in Week 11.
Huddle Up: Welker will now need to progress through the league's concussion protocol to be available for Denver's matchup with the Patriots next Sunday night. You know he wants a shot at his former mates, so whatever he can do to pass those tests he'll do.
Posted: 11/7/2013 9:51pm et
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle) was limited in practice Thursday, Nov. 7, but interim head coach Jack Del Rio said Welker did 'a lot.'
Huddle Up: Welker was back at work after sitting out Wednesday. Have full confidence that the "slot machine" will be fully functional Sunday in San Diego.
Posted: 9/2/2013 6:07pm et
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle) fully participated in practice Monday, Sept. 2.
Huddle Up: There was never a serious issue here, but it's good to see Welker back on the field.
Posted: 8/26/2013 10:53pm et
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle) worked with the first-team offense during practice Monday, Aug. 26. Welker missed the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 26, because of an ankle injury.
Huddle Up: No worries here as the Broncos said Welker would've played this past weekend had it been the regular season. Most of the Denver regulars are expected to sit out the team's preseason finale Thursday, Aug. 29, so the next in-game glimpse of Welker likely will come in the Sept. 5 opener against the Ravens.
Posted: 8/22/2013 7:53pm et
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (ankle) may sit out the team's third preseason game because he is still not recovered from his ankle injury. Welker did not participate in any team drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 22.
Huddle Up: Fantasy GMs know what to expect from the slot man in any case, and if Welker is held out Saturday that would basically give him 3 weeks of rest and rehab time to get ready for the Sept. 5 season opener.
Posted: 8/18/2013 8:48pm et
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker suffered a sprained right ankle in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17. He'll be evaluated Sunday, Aug. 18. According to a source, it's expected to be a 'day-to-day situation.' However, there's a chance it could be a 'week-to-week' situation.
Huddle Up: Don't be too alarmed if Welker's preseason is done -- or at least severely curtailed over the next 2 weeks -- but right now there's no real reason to think he's in danger of missing any time Week 1.
Posted: 8/11/2013 1:55pm et
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 10. Welker was not listed on the injury report, and head coach John Fox said holding Welker out was a team decision.
Huddle Up: This simply sounds like a precautionary measure for Welker, who was targeted only once and didn't catch a pass in the Broncos' preseason opener. If it is, he should be back on the field when the team resumes practice Monday, Aug. 12.
Posted: 5/21/2013 12:29pm et
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker is already making an impression on the Denver Broncos as he is trying to get on the same page with QB Peyton Manning. "Wes and I will continue to work and try to get on the same page," Manning told reporters at the team's OTAs. "I thought we had excellent production last year at the slot out of [WR] Brandon Stokley and adding Wes as a new player, we're looking forward to getting on the same page."
Huddle Up: Welker now becomes a headache for a whole new division, jumping from Tom Brady, the Pats and the AFC East to Manning, the Broncos and the AFC West. With WRs Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker already in place, it's unlikely Welker will match his 112-catch average from the past 6 seasons, but he'll still see plenty of targets working one of Manning's favorite areas: The short middle of the field.
Posted: 3/14/2013 1:44pm et
The deal signed by Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker has $150,000 in incentives for each year he catches 90 or more passes, but no other incentives.
Huddle Up: Even in a new system, 90 catches shouldn't be a big deal for Welker, who has had 111 or more in 5 of the past 6 seasons. Marvin Harrison, Jerry Rice and Torry Holt share the league's all-time mark with 6 90-catch-plus seasons apiece.
Posted: 3/13/2013 5:27pm et
The Denver Broncos have agreed to terms with WR Wes Welker on a two-year, $12 million deal.
Huddle Up: The Broncos tweak Tom Brady and the Patriots and give Peyton Manning a dynamic slot receiver; think back to the numbers a younger Brandon Stokley put up in that role in Indy. Welker hangs on to most of his fantasy value, but Eric Decker's upside takes a hit.
Posted: 3/12/2013 11:17pm et
Talks between free-agent WR Wes Welker (Patriots) and the New England Patriots have broken down, and Welker will test the free-agent market.
Huddle Up: The Pats were hoping to lock up their leading receiver before open bidding started -- a good number of outside onlookers presumed that would happen -- but Welker is casting his line into open waters, and we'll see if he gets any bites.
Posted: 3/5/2013 12:59pm et
The New England Patriots are closing in on a multi-year deal to re-sign WR Wes Welker. An NFL source says that the two sides are hoping to have something finalized before the onset of free agency March 12.
Huddle Up: The hot and cold Welker-New England relationship sounds like it's taken a turn for the warmer, but give it a bit and then take another temperature reading.
Posted: 3/4/2013 12:40pm et
The New England Patriots aren't expected to place the franchise tag on free-agent WR Wes Welker.
Huddle Up: This doesn't necessarily mean Wes is gone, but it does open the door for other teams to pitch an offer. The assumption was that when Tom Brady reworked his deal it was to free up money to keep players like Welker in New England; guess we'll find out soon enough if that was the case.
Posted: 2/26/2013 1:44pm et
The New England Patriots have begun talking about a contract extension with WR Wes Welker. These negotiations are independent of the negotiations with QB Tom Brady that led to a deal, but that contract freed up $15 million and gave both sides more room to work with in these talks.
Huddle Up: No surprise here. In fact, Brady's settlement more than likely carried an unwritten provision that the extra money be put toward re-signing his favorite target, who has an amazing 111 or more catches in 5 of the past 6 seasons.
Posted: 2/18/2013 11:53am et
The New England Patriots will not place the franchise tag on impending free-agent WR Wes Welker, according to someone with intimate knowledge of the team's thinking. Welker is being whispered about as someone who is aging, drops too many balls and doesn't get enough yards after the catch.
Huddle Up: If Welker is on his way out, the Patriots may have something in mind to fill what will be a glaring hole in their wide receiver corps. Maybe they'll make a run at Danny Amendola, maybe they'll swing a deal for Percy Harvin, maybe they're targeting Tavon Austin in the draft... maybe Bill Belichick goes with one running back and four tight ends. However, losing Welker would be an adjustment for Tom Brady.
Posted: 2/17/2013 4:20pm et
New England Patriots impending free-agent WR Wes Welker, impending free-agent OT Sebastian Vollmer and impending free-agent CB Aqib Talib are believed to be the three main candidates for the franchise tag if the team decides to use it.
Huddle Up: Of the 3, Welker figures to attract the most open-market interest but, playing WR, he also likely would carry the highest franchise price tag. In any case, an intriguing offseason is at hand in New England.
Posted: 2/7/2013 12:40pm et
The Denver Broncos could show interest in New England Patriots impending free-agent WR Wes Welker if he becomes available this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Broncos got a little more out of Brandon Stokley than they hoped in 2012, but the slot receiver is a free agent and will turn 37 in June so an upgrade definitely wouldn't be out of the question.
Posted: 2/2/2013 12:03am et
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said he would like to see WR Wes Welker back in a Patriots uniform. "I'd love him to be around," Kraft said today. "He's a great guy. Like I've said all along, it takes two sides to make a transaction. We have to manage the lawyers and the agents that they don't mess it up. I think Wes wants to be with us, and we want him here. It's just a matter of whether both sides can be intelligent."
Huddle Up: It's difficult to imagine Tom Brady without his security blanket, or Welker in another uniform. Seems logical for the two sides to work this one out, but until the ink has dried nothing is certain.
Posted: 1/20/2013 10:55pm et
The New England Patriots lost in the AFC Championship Game against the Baltimore Ravens Sunday, Jan. 20. The future of WR Wes Welker moves to the forefront, as he is scheduled for unrestricted free agency.
Huddle Up: Sure, Welker has his fair share of drops -- he had a key third-down bobble Sunday -- but the Pats wouldn't consistently have been knocking on the Super Bowl title door for the past 6 seasons without the slot receiver, who has had 100 or more catches in 5 of his 6 seasons in New England. It's also hard to envision Welker being as productive in any other offense, so we'll see if that's enough mutual attraction to bring the sides together for an offseason deal.
Posted: 12/17/2012 11:33am et
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker was spotted leaving the locker room following Week 15 with ice on his left quadriceps/thigh area, walking with a limp.
Huddle Up: We know Welker will show up on the New England injury report as "questionable", along with most of the rest of the Patriots' roster. And this time they might actually mean it.