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Broncos | Wes Welker on field

Mon, 01 Sep 2014 09:14:59 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) is on the practice field Monday, Sept. 1, but has not been cleared for contact or to play at this point.

Fantasy Tip: Owners should consider Welker as questionable for Week 1 but that could change if he is cleared. He likely would be at least a flex option if he plays, but owners should have another option ready if he sits out.

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Broncos | Wes Welker improving

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 21:10:41 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) will increase his activity level when the team returns to practice Monday, Sept. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Welker has said he expects to be ready for Week 1, but until he is officially cleared, his status needs to be monitored.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Texans | D.J. Swearinger won't be fined

Sat, 30 Aug 2014 17:35:57 -0700

Houston Texans SS D.J. Swearinger won't be fined for the hit that gave Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker a concussion.

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Broncos | Wes Welker ruled out of game

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:54:59 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) has been ruled out of the team's final preseason game Thursday, Aug. 27, but has been exercising and will travel with the team.

Fantasy Tip: While it is good news that Welker is appearing to make progress, there is still a long way to go before Welker is ready to go for Week 1. Check back over the next week for updates on his status, but have a backup plan ready in case he can't go.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Wes Welker not cleared

Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:09:45 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) has not been cleared to practice at this point but is making good progress.

Fantasy Tip: The team will take their time with Welker because of his concussion history. Owners should wait to see if he is able to practice next week before setting their Week 1 lineup, but owners should also have an alternative ready in case Welker sits out the game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Wes Welker improving

Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:09:13 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) made another positive step Tuesday, Aug. 26, in his recovery from another concussion, according to head coach John Fox. Welker has still not been ruled out for Week 1.

Fantasy Tip: At this rate it wouldn't be a surprise if Welker suited up for Week 1. He's still somewhat of a risky option with the accrued concussions, but is still definitely worth a look as part of the Broncos' potent offense.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | More on Wes Welker

Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:08:22 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) could play in the team's regular season opener Sunday, September 7, if he does not have any concussion symptoms by Monday, September 1. Head coach John Fox iterated that the team's primary focus is Welker's safety.

Fantasy Tip: Welker's status certainly sounds more positive than in previous days. It seems that the worst case scenario at this point is that Welker could miss the season opener against the Colts. Stay tuned.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Wes Welker update

Sun, 24 Aug 2014 20:12:18 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) has a good chance to play in Week 1, according to Mike Klis of The Denver Post. Welker suffered a concussion in the team's third preseason game, but his "concussion helmet" helped absorb the blow.

Fantasy Tip: His status still needs to be monitored leading up to the team's opener against Indianapolis, but it looks like he could be ready to go. Welker is a solid WR3 in standard formats and a WR2 in PPR leagues. If Welker misses time, Emmanuel Sanders could see a bump in his value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Wes Welker injury update

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:41:25 -0700

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) suffered a concussion in the third preseason game, according to head coach John Fox.

Fantasy Tip: Welker probably will miss some practice time because of the injury, and his status for Week 1 is uncertain at this point. Welker should still be a valuable fantasy player even if he misses a week or two.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Wes Welker may have concussion

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 20:10:54 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (head) left the third preseason game early and is being evaluated for a concussion.

Fantasy Tip: The team likely will have more information on Welker's status in the next day or two. Welker likely will be a starter in all leagues but has more value in point-per-reception leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Wes Welker not at practice

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 10:02:07 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (undisclosed) is not participating in practice Thursday, Aug. 21.

Fantasy Tip: Welker was excused from practice Wednesday as well, so this is probably nothing to be concerned with here. Check back in the next couple days for an update.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Troy E. Renck

Broncos | Wes Welker tops depth chart as punt returner

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 11:23:41 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker is at the top of the depth chart as the team's punt returner ahead of WR Jordan Norwood and WR Isaiah Burse.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Wes Welker probably will not be returner

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:16:02 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker probably will not be used as a punt returner this upcoming season because of his concussion history.

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Broncos | Wide open behind Top 3 receivers

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:31:26 -0700

Denver Broncos WRs Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker and Emmanuel Sanders will be the top three wide receivers, with WRs Andre Caldwell and Cody Latimer also in the plans. Undrafted WR Isaiah Burse has potential but will have to show some significant pop in the preseason games to earn a potential job as return man and possible sixth receiver.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Patriots | Could Tom Brady play past 40?

Sat, 28 Jun 2014 19:20:03 -0700

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady could play at a high level into his 40s, according to Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker. "If anybody can do it, it's Tom," Welker said. "I mean, he puts the time in, not only physically and mentally and everything else, but the way he eats, the way he sleeps, the way he does everything. He does it so he can play for a very long time. I think what he did in his 20s and 30s are going to carry on into his 40s."

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Broncos | Demaryius Thomas out of workouts

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 05:47:12 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas (shoulder) is not taking part in workouts with QB Peyton Manning and teammates at Duke University because of the shoulder injury he suffered in the Super Bowl. WRs Emmanuel Sanders, Wes Welker and Andre Caldwell are present with TE Julius Thomas.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Wes Welker has more guaranteed money

Mon, 17 Mar 2014 00:17:34 -0700

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker had a $3 million salary for 2014 and a $3 million roster bonus become fully guaranteed on Wednesday, March 12.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Wes Welker expected back

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 16:32:24 -0800

Denver Broncos general manager John Elway said he expects WR Wes Welker to return to the team next season because he is under contract.

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Broncos | Have a decision on Wes Welker

Sat, 08 Feb 2014 15:12:13 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker will count $8 million against the 2014 salary cap. They have a $3 million roster bonus due to him in March.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ProFootballTalk.com - Mike Florio

Broncos | Wes Welker not retiring

Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:45:03 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker said he is not thinking of retirement anytime soon, even if he wins a Super Bowl on Sunday. "Of course it would be a good way to end it, but I am still having fun," Welker said. "I am still enjoying the game. I feel good, and as long as I am out there having fun, I will continue to play."

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Broncos | Wes Welker would play through concussion

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:09:08 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker said if he had a concussion, he would try to play through it to play in the Super Bowl, even if doctors advised against it. "You know," Welker said. "You want to be out there. It's the Super Bowl. Like, this is what you dream about. You're gonna be there. I don't care what it takes."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Washington Post - Cindy Boren

Broncos | No fine for Wes Welker

Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:57:34 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker was not fined for his hit on New England Patriots CB Aqib Talib in the AFC Championship game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Ben Volin

NFL | Wes Welker hit on Aqib Talib a legal play

Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:44:48 -0800

NFL director of officiating Dean Blandino said the hit by Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker on New England Patriots CB Aqib Talib is a legal play under current NFL rules.

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Patriots | Bill Belichick rips Wes Welker

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 06:18:20 -0800

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was unhappy with Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker after he ran into Patriots CB Aqib Talib (ribs) in the AFC Championship game, which led to Talib's injury. "It was a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib. No attempt to get open," Belichick said. "I'll let the league handle the discipline on that play, whatever they decide. It's one of the worst plays I've seen"

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Broncos | Wes Welker not worried about another concussion

Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:06:14 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker said he is not concerned about another concussion, and will not play the game any differently to try to prevent one.

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Broncos | Wes Welker wears oversized helmet

Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:39:36 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) confirmed he wore an oversized helmet in the Divisional Round playoff game for safety.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Wes Welker probable

Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:25:21 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) practiced in full Friday, Jan. 10, and is probable for the divisional round.

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Broncos | Wes Welker practices in full

Thu, 09 Jan 2014 13:39:52 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 9.

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Broncos | Wes Welker fully practices

Wed, 08 Jan 2014 14:13:19 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 8.

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Broncos | Wes Welker says he's ready

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 13:55:09 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) said he's ready to go for the team's Divisional playoff game next weekend after recovering from his second concussion this season. "It took a little bit of time," Welker said. "Even when I felt I was 100 percent, looking back you weren't 100 percent. It's always a tricky injury and just trying to manage it and everything else, but the doctors and trainers did a great job of just doing the things necessary to get me back out on the field."

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Wes Welker cleared

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:43:35 -0800

Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said WR Wes Welker (concussion) has been cleared to play in the team's first playoff game.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Denver Post - Mike Klis

Broncos | Week 17 Inactives

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:01:03 -0800

The Denver Broncos have declared RB C.J. Anderson, DL Derek Wolfe, CB Kayvon Webster, DL Sione Fua, OG Steve Vallos, WR Wes Welker, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 17.

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Broncos | Wes Welker expected to be ready for playoffs

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 10:23:30 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) is expected to ready for the team's first playoff game because they will receive a first-round bye.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Wes Welker ruled out

Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:35:39 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) has been ruled out for the team's Week 17 game. Welker will travel with the team.

Fantasy Tip: It is not really a surprise that the team is being cautious with Welker before the playoffs begin.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Wes Welker limited

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 14:38:39 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 26.

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Broncos | Wes Welker a question mark

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 09:01:56 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) was in uniform and was limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25, but he's still a major question mark to play in Week 17 against the Oakland Raiders. Welker continues to work through the league's protocol for concussions. "He's still in the steps of the concussion protocol, and we're taking it day to day," said head coach John Fox. "It was good to see him out there." Welker must be symptom-free for the team's medical staff and an independent physician before he can play.

Fantasy Tip: The Broncos said last week that they would hold Welker out for the regular season finale, so don't expect that to change miraculously. Be prepared for another week without him.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Wes Welker limited in practice

Wed, 25 Dec 2013 17:42:32 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 25.

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Texans | Andre Johnson hits century mark again

Sun, 22 Dec 2013 16:50:11 -0800

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson went over 100 receptions for the season in the Week 16 game against the Denver Broncos. He has tied Broncos WR Wes Welker for the NFL record with the most 100-catch seasons (five).

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Broncos | Week 16 Inactives

Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:37:01 -0800

The Denver Broncos have declared RB C.J. Anderson, OG Chris Kuper, DL Derek Wolfe, CB Kayvon Webster, DL Sione Fua, WR Wes Welker, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 16.

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Broncos | Wes Welker out until playoffs

Fri, 20 Dec 2013 07:18:10 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) is expected to sit out the final two regular season games and return for the playoffs.

Fantasy Tip: Welker can be dropped in all single-year formats.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Chris Mortensen and Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Wes Welker will not play

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:47:45 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) will not play Week 16 because of a concussion.

Fantasy Tip: Andre Caldwell likely will see more playing time this week with Welker out. Owner in deeper league can consider using Caldwell as a flex option. Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker could also receive a small boost in their fantasy value and should be started in all leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jay Glazer

Broncos | Wes Welker does light work

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 15:20:28 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) didn't practice Thursday, Dec. 19, but he was able to do light running and weight room work, according to head coach John Fox. It looks like Welker may be a long shot for Week 16 against the Houston Texans.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: NFL.com - Gregg Rosenthal

Broncos | Wes Welker sits out

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:25:37 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) did not practice Thursday, Dec. 19.

Fantasy Tip: It's looking more and more likely that Welker will miss his second straight game. Andre Caldwell should benefit the most. He's a flex option in deeper leagues.

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Broncos | Andre Caldwell expected to fill in

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 20:52:36 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Andre Caldwell hauled in six catches for 59 yards and two scores in Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers, and he is expected to be the team's third receiver in Week 16 against the Houston Texans if WR Wes Welker (concussion) is inactive again.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Wes Welker not cleared

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 13:40:18 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) has yet to be cleared from the concussion protocol, and head coach John Fox is calling him day-to-day. Welker must be symptom-free before he is approved to play in Week 16 against the Houston Texans. He must also go through multiple days of limited practice before returning to game action. WR Andre Caldwell is expected to be the team's third receiver this weekend.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Wes Welker sitting out

Wed, 18 Dec 2013 10:26:11 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Dec. 18.

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Broncos | Wes Welker not practicing

Mon, 16 Dec 2013 09:44:55 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) is not participating in practice Monday, Dec. 16.

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Broncos | Wes Welker not cleared

Fri, 13 Dec 2013 14:14:27 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) has yet to be medically cleared to return to practice, but he'll continue to go through the league's concussion protocol. The team will return to practice Monday, Dec. 16.

Fantasy Tip: The good news is Welker has over a full week to recover in time for the Week 16 game against the Houston Texans. Monitor his progress throughout next week and have a backup plan in mind. The fact that Welker has had two concussions this year is somewhat concerning.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

Broncos | Week 15 Inactives

Thu, 12 Dec 2013 16:06:54 -0800

The Denver Broncos have declared RB C.J. Anderson, CB Champ Bailey, OG Chris Kuper, DL Derek Wolfe, C J.D. Walton, WR Wes Welker, QB Zac Dysert inactive for Week 15.

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Broncos | Wes Welker out this week

Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:00:08 -0800

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker (concussion) will not play in Week 15.

Fantasy Tip: Having two concussions within a few weeks is usually a multi-week absence. This week's game being on Thursday, Dec. 12, didn't help matters. There's a chance he could return after an extended period of rest for Week 16. Expect Eric Decker to have a more consistent role, and Jacob Tamme will likely receive more looks in Welker's absence.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: FOXSports.com - Jay Glazer