Denver Broncos WR Tavarres King, their fifth-round draft choice, has speed as his biggest asset, and he figures to add field-stretching ability to a stable of wide receivers - Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker - that is best known for their short to intermediate passing contributions. King may see some playing time for this reason as another option for QB Peyton Manning. 'As a receiver I'm a guy that gets deep in a hurry, (I) led the FBS in yards per catch last year with 22. (I'm) somebody that you guys are going to be able to depend on, somebody who will do exactly as Peyton says,' King said. 'Peyton's going to put me in a position to succeed.'
5.5.2013 2:49:53 PM EST
Denver Broncos TE Jacob Tamme said he is happy that the team added WR Wes Welker this offseason and is not worried about how his production could be affected. 'People ask me, 'Is it going to affect you?' All that sort of stuff,' Tamme said. 'I never really worried much about all that. Wes is awesome. It's great to have him here. It's been great to get to know him the past few days. He's going to be a great addition to our team. We have a lot of guys that can do a lot of different things. I'm going to do what- ever they ask me to do.'
4.15.2013 9:19:14 PM EST
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning is excited to be working with WR Wes Welker. Certainly hes made a lot of plays in New England, Manning said. Hes been great in the red zone. Youve seen him catch a lot of touchdowns from Tom [Brady]. The two of them have had great timing -- and that developed over time as well. I dont think you can just say, Hey, were going to have that right away.' Its going to take time. Of course, you want to try to get on the same page as quickly as possible. It was important to start the workouts we got in last week and use these what we call Phase One and Phase Two and minicamps and OTAs and training camp -- every repetition with him will be important. I think he provides some unique things. He has unbelievable quickness, hes excellent with the ball in his hands on those little screen passes. Youve seen him get upfield quickly, and Ive always thought hes had a nose for the end zone.
4.11.2013 8:41:37 AM EST
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning worked out with WRs Wes Welker, Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker at Duke University Wednesday, April 10. Duke coach David Cutcliffe worked with them.
3.19.2013 1:20:32 PM EST
Tennessee Titans general manager Ruston Webster said the team had preliminary talks with Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker but that the talks never got serious.
3.19.2013 8:47:29 AM EST
Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker leads the NFL with 672 receptions since 2007. No wide receiver is within 80 receptions of Welker during that span.
3.19.2013 8:34:31 AM EST
The agency that represents Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker released a statement Tuesday, March 18, saying the New England Patriots made just one offer to Welker during free agency, a 'take it or leave it' proposition that left them no alternative but to go on the market and shop for a deal elsewhere. 'Specifically, both sides are clear that the Patriots made one offer to Wes Welker since the prior negotiations ended in July 2012,' the statement read. 'Both sides also agree that this two-year offer came just hours before the start of free agency despite discussions that began at the NFL (Scouting) Combine. Moreover, this lone offer was presented as a 'take it or leave it offer.' When we asked if there was room for structural changes, we were told no.'
3.18.2013 3:16:28 PM EST
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said QB Tom Brady never demanded the team re-sign WR Wes Welker. Kraft said Brady is not upset and that he does not answer to Tom Brady.
3.18.2013 3:05:18 PM EST
New England Patriots owner Robert Craft said everyone in the organization wanted Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker to return to the team.
3.18.2013 9:10:26 AM EST
New York Giants co-owner Steve Tisch said he believes restricted free-agent WR Victor Cruz will receive a more lucrative offer than the two-year, $12 million contract Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker signed. 'I think Victor will get higher than that,' Tisch said.