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Denver Post Aug 26, 2014
Wes Welker's third concussion in 10 months creates concerns about his long-term health.
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Just because Wes Welker might play in the Broncos' season opener doesn't mean there isn't concern that concussions are placing the star receiver's career on borrowed time.
Hits dominated the post-practice discussion Monday, following Wes Welker's third concussion in 10 months and Montee Ball's preseason debut last Saturday.
The sobering reality, however, is that Welker has suffered three concussions in 10 months, all serious enough to force him to exit a game. He will undergo the mandated concussion protocol and must be cleared by the Broncos' medical staff and an independent doctor before practicing.
Houston Chronicle Aug 24, 2014
Bill O’Brien came to D. J. Swearinger’s defense when asked about the hit the second-year safety put on Broncos receiver Wes Welker, who suffered a concussion on the play in the final seconds of the first half. Swearinger was flagged for unnecessary roughness, giving Denver a first down at the Houston 29. On the next […]
Houston Chronicle Aug 25, 2014
Strong safety D.J. Swearinger said the attention he’s been getting after the controversy in Denver involving quarterback Peyton Manning and receiver Wes Welker isn’t going to affect the way he plays the game when regular season begins against Washington. “At crunch time, they don’t pay you to think – they pay you to know,” he […]
Mile High Report Aug 24, 2014
How long will Denver's all-star slot receiver miss after suffering his third concussion in 10 months? Is his quality of life after football at risk? I think Peyton Manning spoke for all Broncos fans when he said - well, what he said - to D.J. Swearinger after Swearinger knocked his receiver Wes Welker out of the game with a concussion, 15-yard penalty be damned. "It was determined it was a concussion and he'll go through the protocol, obviously," head coach John Fox said. It was Welker's third concussion in 10 months, and if the previous concussions are any sign, the Broncos may...
Mile High Report Aug 25, 2014
There was plenty of news this weekend that seemed to overshadow the 18-17 preseason loss the Denver Broncos suffered to the Houston Texans on Saturday night. First was the unfortunate news of Wes Welker's concussion, which I believe could very well mean the end of his career in the NFL. I sure hope not, but with how much players and the league in general have learned of the damaging effects of concussions how could Welker not be considering hanging it up? Surely none of us fans would think any less of him as a man or an athlete. The rumor is that Welker isn't all that worried about this,...
Battle Red Blog Aug 26, 2014
In Houston's game against the Denver Broncos last Saturday, Texans' safety D.J. Swearinger was flagged for unnecessary roughness after inadvertently hitting Broncos' receiver Wes Welker in the head. Welker was later diagnosed with a concussion, his third in less than a year. What's the rule, and was it applied correctly? First and foremost, I think I speak for a majority of folks who all wish Wes Welker a speedy recovery. Our own bfd outlined the scary reality of brain injuries; and most fans do not want to see players become crippled from playing this game. As often happens from an NFL...
Mile High Report 18 hours ago
Demaryius Thomas, Matt Prater, Wes Welker, and Cowboys talk for your Wednesday orange and blue coffee. We start today by talking about Demaryius Thomas' contract situation, and how the Broncos' opponent this week, the Dallas Cowboys, may have impacted it. Dez Bryant of the Cowboys wants a top-five WR deal, and just like the Broncos' Thomas, he's set to become a free agent in the spring. He's given the Cowboys a deadline of the season opener, and talks have resumed. Heated up even. A deal isn't imminent, but traction has been gained. That's more than the Broncos and Thomas have been...
It Is What It Is | WEEI Aug 26, 2014
CBSSports.com national columnist Gregg Doyel checked in with Dennis & Callahan on Tuesday morning to discuss the NFL concussion issue, specifically related to Broncos receiver Wes Welker. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page. Welker suffered his third diagnosed concussion in 10 months when he was drilled in […]
Rotoworld 8 hours ago
Wes Welker (concussion) has been cleared to travel with the Broncos to their preseason finale, but he has yet to be cleared to play.
ESPN Fantasy Football Aug 25, 2014
Eric Karabell discusses Wes Welker's fantasy value following his latest concussion.
FFChamps.com Aug 26, 2014
Broncos coach John Fox says receiver Wes Welker (concussion) hasn't said anything about retirement, according to Jeff Legwold of ESPN.com.Fantasy Spin:Welker has sustained three concussions since Nov. 17. He'll need to be symptom-free by next Monday to be eligible to return to a full practice in time for the Sept. 7 season opener. If Welker cannot play, Emmanuel Sanders will get a huge boost in fantasy value, as will rookie Cody Latimer to a lesser extent.
FFChamps.com Aug 27, 2014
According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, Broncos coach John Fox said Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in the concussion protocol.Fantasy Spin:Welker has sustained three concussions since Nov. 17. He'll need to be symptom-free by next Monday to be eligible to return to a full practice in time for the Sept. 7 season opener and it looks like he's going to be ready. However, he's extremely risky because one hit could end his career. Emmanuel Sanders will get a huge boost in fantasy value, as will rookie Cody Latimer to a lesser extent, if Welker goes down.
FFToday 11 hours ago
Not cleared for contact ARLINGTON, Texas - Wes Welker was cleared to fly with the Broncos for their final preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys. Welker has not yet been medically cleared from his concussion to engage in contact, so he won't play in the game Thursday night at AT&T Stadium. (Denver Post) FF Today's Take: Wes Welker (concussion) is making progress but it is too soon to know if he will be available for the team's opening game. He has reached the exercise stage of recovery but he must be cleared for contact by late next week to have a chance at playing week...