by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
Free agent WR Wes Welker: 'I want to keep playing'
For a wideout with five 1,000-yard seasons under his belt, free agent Wes Welker might not understand why he remains a man without a team. After all, he hasn't faded into oblivion statistically. He started eight games last year for Denver and caught 49 passes. He snagged a career-high 10 touchdowns in 2013. "I want to keep playing," Welker told the Toucher and Rich radio show. He added that he would be open to rejoining the Patriots, for whom he had his finest seasons. It remains to be seen how much he could produce at age 34 on a team without a premier quarterback. Welker has spent his nearly his entire career catching passes from Tom Brady and Peyton Manning.
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
Broncos' Wes Welker says concussion expert cleared him to play
Wide receiver Wes Welker, formerly of the Broncos, hasn't had much interest on the free agent market. He's had one visit--to the Dolphins--since he became a free agent in March. Concern over his repeated concussions may be one factor. Welker told Denver's 9News that he met with one of the country's leading experts on concussions and got a clean bill of health. Welker visited Seattle's Dr. Stanley Herring in February and was cleared to resume his NFL career. "I knew there were concerns out there but on top of that I wanted to know for my own peace of mind," Welker said . "If there was something wrong, I wanted to know. The doctor said some people are able to take those hits. They get up and are able to come back from them. And there's some people who get them and they're never the same. For me, everything came out all good. My cognitive tests were good. All kinds of tests came out good. I had a trip to Miami and they're doctors said everything looked good."
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
Wes Welker visit to Dolphins concludes without a deal
Free-agent receiver Wes Welker concluded his visit with the Dolphins on Wednesday, the organization announced. According to the Miami Herald, Welker left the complex without signing a deal. Welker became a marquee NFL receiver during his six years with the Patriots from 2007-2012. He spent the last two years with the Broncos.
by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
Report: WR Wes Welker visiting the Dolphins on Wednesday
Free-agent wide receiver Wes Welker is meeting with the Dolphins on Wednesday, reports the Sun Sentinel. Welker is an 11-year veteran and played the last two seasons for the Broncos. In 2014, he had his least productive season since 2005. Last season, Welker caught 49 passes for 464 yards and two touchdowns in 14 games. Welker previously spent three seasons with the Dolphins.
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak: Wes Welker wants to keep playing
Broncos coach Gary Kubiak told reporters during his combine press conference on Wednesday that wide receiver Wes Welker has no plans to retire this offseason, per NFL.com. Welker was reportedly weighing retirement, but he rebuffed those rumors when he told the Denver Post Monday that he's "getting ready for 2015." Welker will become an unrestricted free agent in March, and Kubiak added that he would "love to have him back" with the Broncos. The 33-year-old, who has dealt with a number of concussions during his career, is coming off a season in which he hauled in 49 passes for 464 yards and two touchdowns. He has 890 catches for 9,822 yards in his 12-year career.
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
Broncos' Wes Welker preparing to play in 2015
Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has no plans to retire this offseason, according to the Denver Post. Reports surfaced last week that Welker was considering retirement, but Welker told the Post he has no plans to leave the game. "Just getting ready for 2015," Welker said. When asked about retirement, Welker said that the word "never ever came out of my mouth." The 33-year-old Welker is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March, and it's unclear whether he'll re-sign with Denver. Welker is coming off a season in which he hauled in 49 passes for 464 yards and two touchdowns. He's dealt with a number of concussions during his career, leading to speculation that he might walk away from the game early.
by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer
Report: Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker considering retirement
Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is reportedly considering retiring from football, according to FOXSports.com. Welker, who will become a free agent this offseason, has 890 catches for 9,822 yards in his 12-year career. In his two years with the Broncos, Welker has totaled 122 catches for 1,242 yards and 12 touchdowns, just two in 2014. Welker said just one day after losing in the divisional round of the playoffs he wasn't sure about 2015. "I don't know. There are a lot of things I've got to figure out in the offseason," Welker said.
by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer
Wes Welker doesn't know if he will be back with Broncos
Veteran wide receiver Wes Welker didn't sound overly confident Monday about a return to the Broncos, a day after Denver was ousted from the playoffs. "I don't know. There's a lot of things I need to figure out," he said, per The Denver Post. Welker is set to become a free agent in March. After playing a large role in the Broncos offense in 2013, Welker had a down year in 2014. He totaled just 49 catches for 464 yards and two touchdowns in 14 regular season games. Welker will turn 34 years old in May.
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
Emmanuel Sanders, Wes Welker contribute in finale
Broncos wideouts Emmanuel Sanders and Wes Welker turned in average games Week 17 against the Raiders. Sanders was the more successful of the bunch, finishing with six receptions for 73 yards. He finished second on the team with nine targets. Sanders enjoyed a breakout season during his first year in Denver. He set numerous career-highs, including yardage (1,404) and touchdowns (9). Welker only had two receptions, but managed to pick up 42 yards. Welker took a bit of a step back his second season in Denver. He finished the year with 49 receptions for 464 yards and two scores.
by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst
Wes Welker goes for 30 yards in MNF loss
Broncos receiver Wes Welker caught all four of his targets for 30 yards in Monday's loss at Cincinnati. It was the eighth time in the past nine games he was held to 31 or fewer yards. Welker plays the Raiders in Week 17.