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Wes Welker Reportedly Considering Retirement, Unlikely To Be Back With Broncos

Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports reports that Broncos WR Wes Welker is considering retiring from the NFL.

Garafolo’s source did say that now decision has been made as of now. However, Welker has reportedly told friends, family members and associates that he’s “giving serious thought to walking away.

Welker has sustained a number of concussions over the course of his 11-year career in the NFL, so it’s really not all that surprising to hear that he that he’s at least considering calling it a career.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Welker is unlikely to be back with the Broncos next year, which fits with previous reports that he could be the odd-man-out in Denver.

It just so happens that wide receiver is one of the deepest positions in free agency, so there are some is some question as to the kind of interest Welker would find if he elected to return for another season.

Welker, 33, has played out his two-year contract worth $12 million and is now set to be an unrestricted free agent in the coming weeks.

In 2014, Welker caught 49 passes for 464 yards receiving and two touchdowns over the course of 14 games for the Broncos. Pro Football Focus Welker rated as the No. 71 receiver out of 110 qualifying players.