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Wes Welker | Wide Receiver

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (34) / 5/1/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 185
College: Texas Tech
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ESPN Boston doesn’t expect the Patriots to sign free agent Wes Welker.
Welker wants to continue his career, but hasn’t received any interest. The Patriots don’t have a spot for Welker behind Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Miami is Welker's only known free-agent visit. Jun 6 - 5:33 PM
Source: ESPN Boston

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Free agent Wes Welker said he's healthy and wants to keep playing.

Welker is 34 years old, a major health risk thanks to his concussion history and was ineffective when he played for the Broncos last season. Interest has been and will be very scant, but he sounds desperate. Welker even said he'd be willing to play for the Patriots, the team that essentially chose Danny Amendola over him in 2013 free agency. That's an unlikely landing spot with Amendola and Julian Edelman manning the inside receiver positions.
Jun 2 - 9:16 AM

NBC Denver reports "one of the country's leading concussion experts" has cleared free agent Wes Welker to continue playing.

Welker was cleared by Dr. Stanley Herring, the Seahawks' team doctor and a member of the NFL's Head, Neck and Spine Committee. "For me, everything came out all good," Welker said. "My cognitive tests were good." To date, Welker's lone visit in free agency was to the Dolphins. He'll find a home if he's serious about playing, but he'll be more of a flier than anything else.
Source: NBC Denver
Apr 30 - 1:19 PM

Free agent Wes Welker left his visit with the Dolphins without a contract.

The Dolphins are Welker's only free-agent visit. He wouldn't give Miami more than veteran depth behind slot WR Jarvis Landry. Entering his age-34 season and coming off multiple concussions, Welker is reportedly considering retirement.
Apr 8 - 7:47 PM

Free agent Wes Welker is visiting the Dolphins on Wednesday.

It's the soon-to-be 34-year-old's first-known visit of free agency. Welker spent three seasons in Miami from 2004-2006 before getting traded to the Patriots. He looked like a shell of his former self last season, losing his patented short-area quicks. Welker also has a concerning concussion history. If he were to return to Miami, Welker wouldn't be assured of a job behind top slot man Jarvis Landry.
Apr 8 - 8:30 AM

The Broncos are not expected to re-sign free agent Wes Welker.

Welker has attracted zero interest on the open market, unsurprising for a concussion-riddled wideout who turns 34 in May. The Broncos will wisely roll with Cody Latimer as their No. 3 wideout behind starters Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders. Welker, who has flirted with retirement before, should strongly consider it now.
Source: Denver Post
Mar 31 - 8:03 AM

PFT's Mike Florio reports free agent Wes Welker has "generated no buzz" on the open market.

Welker, 34 in May, saw his career fall off the cliff last season. He was targeted just 4.7 times per game, a steep drop-off from his 8.4 mark the year before. Welker ended up posting his lowest yards total (484) since 2006 and scored just two touchdowns after visiting pay dirt 11 times in 2013. Welker's lengthy concussion history, age, and recent production should limit him to one-year offers.
Mar 18 - 8:33 AM

The Broncos are not expected to re-sign free agent Wes Welker.

Welker looked spent in 2014, limping his way to his lowest yardage total since 2006. The slot receiver's injury history combined with John Elway's faith in Cody Latimer make Welker an extreme long shot to return to the Mile High City.
Source: ESPN.com
Feb 23 - 2:09 PM

Free agent Wes Welker isn't considering retirement.

"Never ever came out of my mouth," Welker said of his supposed interest in hanging up his cleats. "Just getting ready for 2015." FOX Sports reported last week that Welker had told "concerned friends, family members and associates" that he was "giving serious thought to walking away." Three months shy of his 34th birthday, Welker won't like what he finds on the open market. He won't come close to matching the $6 million he made the past two seasons.
Source: Denver Post
Feb 16 - 5:35 PM

FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo reports free agent Wes Welker is considering retirement.

Per Garofolo, Welker has told "concerned friends, family members and associates" that he's "giving serious thought to walking away." Welker suffered the third-known concussion of his career in the preseason, and caught just 49 passes across 14 games. Three months shy of his 34th birthday, Welker is unlikely to re-sign with Denver if he decides to continue playing. Welker's 890 receptions are 20th all time.
Source: FOX Sports
Feb 10 - 5:35 PM

Free agent Wes Welker indicated Monday he doesn't necessarily want to re-sign with the Broncos.

Welker was deemphasized in Denver's offense following the offseason signing of Emmanuel Sanders. "I don't know," he said. "There's a lot of things I need to figure out." Welker turns 34 in May and has a lengthy history of brain injuries. It would be a mild surprise if he played football anywhere in 2015.
Jan 12 - 2:42 PM

The Boston Globe says friends of free agent Wes Welker want him to start thinking about retirement.

Welker will turn 34 in May and has a scary history with concussions. He also lost both volume and effectiveness this season, averaging just 3.5 catches for 33.1 yards and scoring two touchdowns in 14 regular season games.
Jan 12 - 9:25 AM

Wes Welker caught 1-of-2 targets for 20 yards in the Broncos' Divisional Round playoff loss to Indianapolis.

Welker wasn't targeted until there were three minutes left in the first half. He did draw a holding penalty to give Denver a new set of downs. Welker's lone reception came on Denver's second-to-last drive, gaining 20 over the middle. A bit part of the Broncos' 2014 offense, Welker is now headed for free agency. He will be 34 in May. We wouldn't be surprised if Welker called it a career.
Jan 11 - 8:27 PM

Wes Welker caught two passes for 42 yards in Sunday's Week 17 win over the Raiders.

Welker saw just two targets on a day Manning attempted 37 passes. It's a fitting end to the season for the artist formerly known as the slot machine, as he averaged just 4.5 targets per game in 14 outings. Welker, now 33, is a complementary player even when Julius Thomas is limited as he has been for the last month. The Broncos have earned the AFC's No. 2 seed and a first-round bye.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 09:28:00 PM

Wes Welker caught all four of his targets for 30 yards in the Broncos' Week 16 loss to the Bengals.

Welker is such a small part of the offense at this point, and has been fantasy irrelevant for weeks now. He's fifth in the pecking order for targets in an offense that has become more dependent on its running game of late. Welker and the Broncos finish up the regular season against the Raiders.
Tue, Dec 23, 2014 12:41:00 AM

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