Welker to join Denver Broncos

Welker to join Denver Broncos

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., March 13 (UPI) -- Longtime New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker has agreed to a contract with the Denver Broncos, the Broncos said Wednesday.

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Wes Welker's wife: Ray Lewis blast wrong

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Anna Welker, wife of New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker, said derogatory comments she made about Ray Lewis of the Ravens were "irrational."
NFL: Baltimore 28, New England 13

NFL: Baltimore 28, New England 13

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Joe Flacco fired three scoring passes for Baltimore Sunday, leading the Ravens to the AFC championship with a 28-13 win over New England.

NFL: New England 23, Jacksonville 16

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Tom Brady passed for 267 yards and a pair of touchdowns Sunday, helping New England shake off a slow start and post a 23-16 win over Jacksonville.

NFL: San Francisco 41, New England 34

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Michael Crabtree's 38-yard TD reception in the fourth quarter put San Francisco ahead Sunday and the 49ers turned back New England 41-34.

NFL: New England 23, Miami 16

MIAMI, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Tom Brady threw for 238 yards and Stevan Ridley rushed for 45 yards in a late scoring drive Sunday in New England's division-clinching 23-16 win over Miami.
NFL: New England 49, New York Jets 19

NFL: New England 49, New York Jets 19

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Steve Gregory and Julian Edelman scored fluke touchdowns on back-to-back plays Thursday in sending New England to a 49-19 rout of the New York Jets.

NFL: Seattle 24, New England 23

SEATTLE, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Russell Wilson hooked up with Sidney Rice on a go-ahead, 46-yard touchdown toss with 1:27 left Sunday, rallying Seattle past New England 24-23.

NFL: New England 31, Denver 21

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- New England's Stevan Ridley ran for 151 yards and a touchdown Sunday and the Patriots held off a late Denver rally to defeat the Broncos 31-21.

NFL: Baltimore 31, New England 30

BALTIMORE, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Justin Tucker kicked a game-winning 27-yard field goal with no time on the clock Sunday for a 31-30 Baltimore Ravens win over New England.
Patriots, Welker can't agree on deal

Patriots, Welker can't agree on deal

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., July 16 (UPI) -- New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker will play under a one-year deal after he and the team failed Monday to reach a long-term contract.

Nike, NFL unveil new uniforms

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Nike and the National Football League held a launch event in New York for the league's new uniforms, which feature lighter fabrics and a more contoured fit.

Patriots make Welker 'franchise' player

FOXBORO, Mass., March 5 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots used their franchise tag Monday on receiver Wes Welker, guaranteeing him more than $9 million in salary for the 2012 season.
Gronkowski 'questionable' for Super Bowl

Gronkowski 'questionable' for Super Bowl

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots listed tight end Rob Gronkowski as questionable on the team's pre-Super Bowl injury report Friday.
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Wes Welker
New England Patriots Wes Welker celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys October 14, 2007 at Texas Stadium in Irving, TX. Welker had two TDs as the Patriots beat the Cowboys 47-27. (UPI Photo/Ian Halperin)

Wesley Carter "Wes" Welker (born May 1, 1981 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He played college football at Texas Tech.

Despite being undrafted, Welker has had a successful career to date. Only one player in NFL history, Gale Sayers, had more all-purpose yards in his first three NFL seasons than Welker did with the Dolphins; Welker holds the Dolphins' all-time records for total kickoff returns, kickoff return yardage, and total punt returns. Welker, who led the league in receptions in 2007 (tied with T.J. Houshmandzadeh) and 2009, also holds the three highest single season reception totals in Patriots history, and is the only receiver in NFL history to record at least 110 receptions in three consecutive seasons (and, in fact, in any three seasons). He has also been selected to the Pro Bowl and/or All-Pro Team in each of his first three seasons with the Patriots.

Welker(TE) started his football career at Heritage Hall School in Oklahoma City, where he and Graham Colton were teammates. In his junior year, he helped lead his team to the 2A State Football championship over Tishomingo High School; in that game, Welker had three touchdowns, over 200 all-purpose yards, a 47-yard field goal, and an interception. Also, in 1999 he was named The Daily Oklahoman All-State Player of the Year, and Oklahoma State Player of the Year by USA Today. Welker played in the 2000 Oil Bowl, scoring a 40-yard field goal for the Oklahoma team. Out of high school, Welker was not recruited much as he was considered to be too small to play at the college level. However, after a recruit at Texas Tech backed out of his scholarship, it was offered to Welker. Said Welker of the experience:

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