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Posted: 8/7/2014 3:59pm ET
Huddle Up: Yeah, we know what the depth chart says, but it's hard to imagine the Broncos exposing Welker and his history of concussions to any more hits than necessary. See how the first few preseason games play out, beginning Thursday night against the Seahawks.
Posted: 7/17/2014 7:53pm ET
Huddle Up: That's the last thing Welker owners want to see: The 33-year-old wideout fielding punts in the face of the onrushing special-team kamikazes looking to lay the wood to the 5-foot-9, 190-pounder.
Posted: 2/22/2014 8:54pm ET
Huddle Up: Unless Welker decides the concussions have taken too great a toll he'll be back in the slot for Peyton Manning and the Broncos. And if Eric Decker leaves via free agency, Welker's numbers are likely to climb.
Posted: 2/9/2014 10:43pm ET
Huddle Up: With 73 catches for 778 yards had his worst season since 2006, his final season with the Dolphins, but his value to the Broncos came in the red zone, where he hauled in a career-high 10 TD catches. Look for him to remain in the Mile High City.
Posted: 1/30/2014 8:46pm ET
Huddle Up: Another concussion could alter the outlook for the still-productive slot wideout, who will turn 33 on May 1, but, in the meantime, expect Welker back in orange and blue.
Posted: 1/28/2014 11:27pm ET
Huddle Up: Not a real surprising sentiment -- other than the fact it was made publicly -- and this very situation could prove to be the ultimate test of the NFL's new concussion-protocol system.
Posted: 1/22/2014 6:49pm ET
Huddle Up: Few outside of Bill Belichick thought the play was anything but legal, so official confirmation from the league should come as no surprise.
Posted: 1/13/2014 2:28pm ET
Huddle Up: Make all the Dark Helmet jokes you like, but Welker is being proactive in protecting himself from further concussions. May the Schwartz be with him.
Posted: 1/12/2014 11:17pm ET
Huddle Up: Welker missed the final 2.5 games of the regular season after suffering his second concussion, and was back with a larger helmet Sunday. He was targeted 9 times -- second on the team to fellow wideout Demaryius Thomas -- but showed some signs of rust despite his 3-yard scoring reception in the second quarter.
Posted: 1/2/2014 11:01pm ET
Huddle Up: Welker, who missed the final 3 games of the regular season, will start in the slot but remains squarely in the line of fire with his routes over the middle.
Posted: 12/31/2013 11:08am ET
Huddle Up: Welker would have had another week to rest and recover anyway, but it was nice of both he and the Broncos to give us the "all clear" in advance of fantasy playoff drafts.
Posted: 12/27/2013 3:01pm ET
Huddle Up: Welker returned to practice on a limited basis this week but the next time he suits this year for the Broncos will be in the postseason. Andre Caldwell will man the slot with Welker out.
Posted: 12/26/2013 11:24pm ET
Huddle Up: Welker is well on his way to recovering from his second concussion of the season, but the Broncos said last week that the WR wouldn't play in Week 17. Check back to make sure, but don't get your hopes up.
Posted: 12/25/2013 9:11pm ET
Huddle Up: It's good news that Welker returned to practice after missing the last two games. There's a chance he could suit up for Denver in Week 17 with home field advantage in the playoffs on the line.
Posted: 12/20/2013 12:22pm ET
Huddle Up: Go ahead and scratch Welker from any Week 17 plans you may have had as well. His extended late-season vacation also makes him a little risky for playoff fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/20/2013 12:12pm ET
Huddle Up: Andre Caldwell filled in admirably last week and would be in line to do so again--and catching passes from Peyton Manning always provides a fantasy boost.
Posted: 12/19/2013 10:40pm ET
Huddle Up: Nothing unexpected here, and this point with the Broncos already having secured a playoff berth, there's little reason for Welker to return and play in Week 17 either.
Posted: 12/18/2013 6:14pm ET
Huddle Up: He could be out this week, but it also sounds like he could be cleared on Sunday morning and play. Watch his status throughout the week.
Posted: 12/18/2013 2:32pm ET
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on his situation this week, but it looks like you might be without Welker for championship week.
Posted: 12/16/2013 1:43pm ET
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on him throughout the week.
Posted: 12/12/2013 7:51pm ET
Huddle Up: With Welker missing his first game of the season, look for TE Jacob Tamme and possibly WR Andre Caldwell to work out of the slot. WR Eric Decker could also move inside as well.
Posted: 12/11/2013 10:44am ET
Huddle Up: That means more for Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, and Julius Thomas this week. Andre Caldwell might also get a little more playing time in Welker's absence.
Posted: 12/10/2013 7:18pm ET
Huddle Up: Definitely nothing unexpected here as Welker's fantasy owners should be planning to go without him in Week 15 as the Broncos have a short week playing Thursday night. The concern doesn't stop there, though, as this is the slot wideout's second concussion in a month.
Posted: 12/9/2013 5:42pm ET
Huddle Up: That is better than "ruled out" for fantasy purposes, but the short week probably means he will be unavailable.
Posted: 12/8/2013 7:28pm ET
Huddle Up: This is Welker's second concussion in recent weeks. He might not be playing in next week's game, keep an eye on his situation.
Posted: 11/22/2013 2:49pm ET
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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