The Boston Globe picks up this bit of news from 98.5 The Sports Hub that says New England WR Wes Welker will be a full participant at the upcoming Patriots training camp. He hasn’t been medically cleared yet, but that’s expected to be a formality at this point.
Considering Welker is coming off a 123-catch season in 2009 and that he’s recovering well from knee surgery – which he talked about with Will in a “Five questions (or more) ” segment earlier this week – that’s a big deal for New England.
From the Globe:
And yes, that's huge news.
It's not that surprising, of course (considering what we saw in the spring), but it signifies a certain amount of confidence the team has in Welker's recovery. By putting Welker out there next week, the Patriots would forgo the ability to put him on PUP, and lose the chance to save his roster spot for the first six weeks of the season. So this decision is tied to one of those 53 places at the table when the season starts.
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