The Early Lead: Wes Welker


Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Why Bill Belichick called out Wes Welker over Aqib Talib hit

Accusation by Patriots coach reportedly is based in extreme dislike of Broncos wide receiver.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Wes Welker

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Bill Belichick calls out Wes Welker for hit on Aqib Talib (GIF)

Patriots coach says hit by his former player in AFC championship game was “one of the worst plays I’ve seen.“

By Cindy Boren  |  09:51 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL playoffs, Wes Welker

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 01/16/2014

Wes Welker on Brady vs. Manning: Who’s his favorite?

It’s a Picasso-Michelangelo situation as far as the Denver Broncos wide receiver is concerned.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:42 PM ET, 01/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL playoffs, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, Wes Welker

Posted at 04:41 PM ET, 01/12/2014

Wes Welker returns with an enormous new helmet

Wide receiver takes precaution for Broncos-Chargers divisional playoff game after suffering concussion in December.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:41 PM ET, 01/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Wes Welker

Posted at 10:12 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Wes Welker likely out until playoffs, report says

Denver Broncos wide receiver has not been cleared to play after suffering his second concussion Dec. 8.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:12 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, NFL, Wes Welker

Posted at 04:01 PM ET, 09/05/2013

Wes Welker stars in weird Old Spice ad

Arguably, it's odder to see him in a Denver Broncos uniform in a real NFL game against the Baltimore Ravens.

By Cindy Boren  |  04:01 PM ET, 09/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Peyton Manning, Wes Welker

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Wes Welker says he "put up with" Bill Belichick in New England

Wide receiver says "it's just the way" the New England coach is.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Wes Welker

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 05/23/2013

Tom Brady on Wes Welker: Nothing 'surprises me anymore'

Patriots quarterback has dealt with emotion of seeing his favorite receiver join Peyton Manning's team.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:40 AM ET, 05/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady, Wes Welker

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Wes Welker: Departure is test for Bill Belichick, Tom Brady

Doc Rivers conveys Boston's disbelief: "Say it ain't so, Wes."

By Cindy Boren  |  12:08 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Danny Amendola, New England Patriots, NFL, Wes Welker

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 03/13/2013

Wes Welker "very likely" to join Broncos, report says

Patriots wide receiver became a free agent Tuesday.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:14 PM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Wes Welker

Posted at 10:22 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Wes Welker, Aqib Talib: What will Patriots do?

New England may let wide receiver and cornerback hit the free-agent market.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:22 AM ET, 03/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aqib Talib, New England Patriots, Wes Welker

Posted at 12:25 PM ET, 03/06/2013

Wes Welker will give free agency a try, but should he?

New England Patriots wide receiver has rapport with Tom Brady but will test the open market for the first time.

By Cindy Boren  |  12:25 PM ET, 03/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Wes Welker

Posted at 09:34 AM ET, 01/29/2013

Ray Lewis forgives Wes Welker's wife for murder comments

Ravens linebacker cites the Good Book when discussing Anna Burns Welker's Facebook post.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:34 AM ET, 01/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ray Lewis, Super Bowl XLVII, Wes Welker

Posted at 09:17 AM ET, 01/22/2013

Wes Welker's wife apologizes for ripping Ray Lewis

Anna Burns Welker said her actions were "emotional and irrational."

By Cindy Boren  |  09:17 AM ET, 01/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  NFL, Ray Lewis, Tom Brady, Wes Welker