Wes Welker’s friends want him to consider retirement

Is this the end of the line for Wes Welker? That’s reportedly the hope of those close to him. Per the Boston Globe, “friends and fans” of the Broncos’ free agent wide receiver want him to start thinking about retirement. Welker, who turns 34 in May, has battled numerous concussions over the last few seasons,…

Peyton Manning throwing to Wes Welker at Duke (Video)

Last March, a rehabbing Peyton Manning, whose NFL future was in supreme doubt, was captured throwing passes at Duke University. Thirteen months later, Manning, the league’s reigning Comeback Player of the Year, has returned to Durham, but with a different agenda. ESPN.com reports that Manning is working out with new Broncos receiver Wes Welker at…

Second graders correct NFL players’ tweets (Photos)

Apparently, some NFLers aren’t smarter than second graders. This past week, a second-grade class from Elmwood Franklin Elementary in Buffalo, N.Y. sharpened their grammatical knowledge by correcting tweets from three players: 49ers cornerback Chris Culliver, Lions receiver Titus Young, and Patriots receiver Wes Welker. They shared the results on their Facebook page, along with the…

Wes Welker’s wife blasts Ray Lewis on Facebook

Wes Welker is taking the Patriots’ AFC Championship loss well. And by “well,” I mean he hasn’t said or done anything outlandish after New England’s season ended decisively at the hands of the Baltimore Ravens. That’s more than we can say for his wife, who’s apparently no fan of Ray Lewis or his farewell tour….

Cowboys WR irked by Wes Welker comparisons

This past spring, undrafted receiver Cole Beasley thoroughly impressed Cowboys coaches during offseason practices, particularly for his sure hands and ability to make tough grabs in traffic. Inevitably, as with most 5-foot-8 wideouts who possess those traits, he drew “immediate” comparisons to the Patriots’ Wes Welker. While some would say that’s a good thing for…

Wes Welker: I won’t holdout into regular season

Removing all doubt that his contract impasse with the Patriots will linger beyond the summer, Wes Welker asserted that he has plenty of motivation to show up when the games start counting for real. In an appearance on sports radio WEEI Monday, the highly-productive receiver confirmed he would not holdout into the regular season. “There…

Patriots place franchise tag on Wes Welker

Despite his gaffe in the Super Bowl (which, apparently, wasn’t a gaffe at all), Wes Welker is not leaving New England. A league source tells ESPN’s Adam Schefter that the Patriots will place the franchise tag on Welker Monday, ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline for teams to use the designation. It’s an expected move…

Bill O’Brien says Wes Welker didn’t drop the ball

Though he’s now faced with the unenviable task of rebuilding Penn State’s football legacy, former Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien is still harping on the heartbreak of Super Bowl XLVI. The play that haunts him — and many, many others in New England — was the incomplete pass to Wes Welker late in the fourth…