Four WRs the Panthers should call after Benjamin injury

Following the unfortunate season-ending ACL injury to Kelvin Benjamin, the Carolina Panthers are suddenly in a bind at the wide receiver position. Benjamin was supposed to be Cam Newton’s go-to guy this season after bursting onto the scene as a rookie in 2014 with 73 receptions, 1,003 yards and nine touchdowns. Now that he’s out of the picture until the 2016 season, the Panthers...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

OC Adam Gase compares Bears' WR Eddie Royal to Wes Welker

Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase said that wide receiver Eddie Royal is comparable to one of the best to ever play the slot position in Wes Welker. Gase worked with Welker in Denver the last two seasons and coached Royal for one season with the Broncos as a position coach in 2011. "Eddie's got a special explosiveness that a lot of inside guys don't have," Gase...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Surprise wide receivers turning heads at Denver Broncos camp

  Although wide receiver may be the position that is most solidified at the top of the depth chart, it hasn’t stopped three young players from turning heads. Second year wideout Cody Latimer has gotten many reps with the first team as the Broncos are being carful about throwing too much at Demaryius Thomas too soon. I asked Gary Kubiak how valuable these reps are for Latimer....
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Kyle Williams the first Bronco to go down at camp

One of the recently-acquired Broncos hoping to fill the shoes of the departed Wes Welker may have already seen his season come to an end. Wide receiver Kyle Williams, signed during the offsesason, was carted off the field with an apparent Achilles injury in the second day of training camp. Williams suffered his injury during punt drills, as he was hoping to compete for a spot not...
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August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Champ Bailey on Wes Welker: “I hope he hangs ’em up.”

Wes Welker has repeatedly said that he still has the desire to play at least a few more years in the NFL. But one of his former teammates hopes that he uses his best judgement and “hangs ’em up.” Now retired Denver Bronco’s All-Pro cornerback Champ Bailey appeared on FOX Sports1 last night and said that he wished his former teammate would put his family and health first instead...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Champ Bailey: Wes Welker should retire due to concussions

Wes Welker’s comments from earlier this offseason suggest he’s ready to gear up for another NFL season. One of his former teammates doesn’t think that’s such a good idea. Recently retired cornerback Champ Bailey, who played with Welker on the Denver Broncos in 2013, believes it’s in the wide receiver’s best interest to step away from the game, and soon. “I don...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Champ Bailey doesn't want Wes Welker to play: 'This is no joke'

Champ Bailey is worried about former Denver Broncos teammates Wes Welker, whose concussions have caused him to miss time over his NFL career. Bailey, speaking on FOX Sports 1's America's Pregame on Thursday, said he hopes Welker "hangs them up." "I think he can still play but I don't want him to still play ... this is no joke," Bailey said about concussions and head injuries. "I...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Champ Bailey doesn’t want Wes Welker to play football anymore due to his concussion history

With the start of NFL training camps less than a week away, wide receiver Wes Welker is still a free agent. Welker has made it clear to everyone that he talks to that he wants to play this season. But one of his former teammates wants Welker to hang up his cleats. Former Denver Broncos defensive back Champ Bailey was on Fox Sports’ America’s Pregame show and said that he doesn’t...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Top available NFL free agents heading into training camp

There are some big names still out there in the NFL’s free-agent market as we head into training camps. We’re not just talking about some have-beens, either. Some of them are former All-Pros who are still sitting at home waiting for a phone call, but they won’t be waiting much longer. Injuries are inevitable in the sport of football. As teams start throwing players into...
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July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

John Elway: 2014 draft class should have played more

The Denver Broncos were a veteran-oriented team in 2014, but the franchise’s best-known executive wants the young players to get a chance this season. According to ESPN’s Jeff Legwold, executive vice president of football operations and general manager John Elway suggested Fox should’ve used the rookies—excluding cornerback Bradley Roby—more often. Per Legwold: ...
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July 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos position preview, wide receiver: Dynamic duo tops depth chart

  BSN Denver is previewing the Denver Broncos, position by position, as the four-time defending AFC West champions prepare to kick off training camp July 31 at their new and improved Dove Valley headquarters. In this segment, the wide receivers grab the spotlight … Eric Decker. Julius Thomas. Wes Welker. The Orange and Blue have lost a lot of pass-catching talent over the last...
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July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Five reasons this New England Patriots offense will set records in 2015

In 2007 the New England Patriots offense set just about every record possible. They scored 589 points, averaging 36.8 points per game. They were absolutely dominant, beating opponents by nearly 20 points per game. Tom Brady was entering his prime at only 30 years old. He was throwing to arguably two of the best wide receivers of their generation in Randy Moss and Wes Welker. During...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

The three worst moves by the San Francisco 49ers front office in 2015

To say that the San Francisco 49ers have experienced a difficult offseason would be the understatement of the century. By now you know the story – pretty much everybody on the team and coaching staff that matters either retired, left in free agency, or was given the boot. Some of the incidents the 49ers had no control over. The retirement of Justin Smith was bound to happen sooner...
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July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ranking the three best offseason moves by the Broncos of 2015

The Denver Broncos had a not-so-good offseason after losing Wes Welker, Julius Thomas, Orlando Franklin and Rahim Moore. With limited cap space, they had to let some of their key players go, and many seem to be panicking in the Mile High City. However, the NFL needs to remember that John Elway is one of the best in the league at his job, and he actually did a great job in fixing...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

3 early bold predictions for Broncos offense in 2015

The Denver Broncos offense will probably have a much bigger look in 2015. Running scheme master Gary Kubiak is now the head coach, and with Wes Welker and Julius Thomas now out of town, Denver’s going to have to focus less on passing. Many believe the Broncos are on decline, citing Manning’s quad injury that saw him perform at about 50 percent last season. However, the pieces...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Wes Welker's Undrafted captures Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot

Wes Welker has done quite well for himself despite going undrafted out of Texas Tech. And Undrafted, a horse owned by Welker, did quite well for the free agent on Saturday at Royal Ascot. Despite going off at odds of 14-1, Undrafted rallied to victory under the flamboyant jockey Frankie Dettori for trainer Wesley Ward. Watch the race here. "We had a rough night, my daughter got a...
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June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Wes Welker should step away from football

Every professional football player has to ask themselves a question once they reach a certain age: can I play football anymore? Most guys will realize their bodies answer that question before their brain does. Blow after blow, their bodies are falling apart as they enter their thirties. That is if they’re lucky enough to play that long. In the case of former Denver Bronco and New...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots & Broncos Not Interested In Wes Welker, Ravens & Dolphins Could Be Options

Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report spoke to an NFL GM who mentioned that his team has “strongly considered” the possibility of signing free agent WR Wes Welker to a contract. However, the GM admitted that “there was great concern about his concussion history.” Freeman mentions that a player with Welker’s concussion history will have trouble finding ... The post Patriots...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Baltimore Ravens interested in Wes Welker, secondary looking good and more

Rookie Breshad Perriman skied for an impressive TD catch in practice. NEWS and NOTES: http://t.co/urjpOROtKd pic.twitter.com/zjiiDDLxgX — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 8, 2015 DC Dean Pees has "no doubt" that the #Ravens secondary will be better than last year. READ: http://t.co/ZVUzMcpvoK pic.twitter.com/5O5EM217Nw — Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) June 8, 2015 Safety...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Who will be the odd man out in the Miami Dolphins’ backfield?

On the one hand, the Dolphins seem to have developed quite a bit of depth in their backfield. On the other hand, Miami doesn’t need five running backs. AROUND COVER32 Top 10 in 2015: The NFL’s best offensive tackles Power Rankings: The likability of every NFL from 1-32 Let’s look at how likely each of the Dolphins’ backs are to make the final roster: You may also be interested...
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June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Random construction notes on 2015 Ravens in early June…

Looks like kicker Justin Tucker will get the Franchise Tag contract next season. For a kicker, the NFL Franchise value is $4.45 million in the tagged season. The Ravens can’t afford to extend Tucker’s rookie contract this season because all the dough is budgeted to help extend Kelechi Osemele’s contract in 2015. But the Ravens would be foolish to let Tucker get away as a...
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June 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the San Francisco 49ers make a move for free agent Wes Welker?

A mediocre record in 2014 and an off-season with a considerable amount of activity, leaves the San Francisco 49ers in an interesting position amidst the NFC West. The Niners fell victim to the free agency losses of Frank Gore and Michael Crabtree who once were key components to San Francisco’s offense.  Out with the old, in with the new pretty much sums up San Fran’s defense...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Mailbag: Money Could Stand In The Way Of A Wes Welker Reunion

The New England Patriots are a beat up bunch, and it’s only June. The Patriots only fielded 72 players Thursday during their second organized team activities session open to the media, meaning 18 players were absent for a variety of reasons. Many of those players still are recovering from offseason surgeries suffered (and played through) during the Patriots’ Super Bowl XLIX run...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Wes Welker Has No Regrets Playing With the Denver Broncos

Free agent wide receiver Wes Welker is 34-years-old and is still looking for one more opportunity in the NFL before he eventually calls it quits. Discussing his decision to move on from the New England Patriots prior to the 2013 season due to a contract dispute, Welker was asked if it was difficult to make the transition to the Denver Broncos where he spent his last two seasons...
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June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

A Patriots viewer’s guide: why a Wes Welker reunion won’t work

Free agent wide receiver Wes Welker was the most productive wide receiver in New England Patriots history. He became the embodiment of consistency, dependability, and toughness during his tenure. After stopping in Boston this past week to promote Massachusetts based-Dr. Robert Leonard’s hair loss surgery, Welker was asked by local radio stations on a potential return to the team...
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June 04, 2015  |  Discuss
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