wes welker february 2014

Wes Welker signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Denver Broncos last offseason, but the wide receiver could be forced to take a pay cut or become cut/released by the franchise.

According to Pro Football Talk, Welker was counted for $4 million of the cap for Denver last season. Entering 2014, he will account for $8 million. Welker's $6 million ($3 million from base salary and $3 million from bonuses) will hit the books in March, and Denver will have to act now if they want to pay less for the veteran.

If a disagreement comes by, it could lead to the Broncos cutting ties with the Pro Bowler after just one season. PFT sources say Denver could go after another one of Tom Brady's old targets on the New England Patriots if that happened, such as Julian Edelman, who is becoming a free agent.

With that said, could Welker return to the Patriots? New England clearly was missing out when they decided to let Welker go last season, but after Bill Belichick's recent comments for Welker doing this and saying this, a reunion is unlikely.

Nonetheless, I don't see this move happening. Expect the Broncos to stick to Welker. They can't afford to lose both Eric Decker and Welker.

Welker has dealt with concussions, but it seems like a risk Denver will take. Welker had 73 catches for 778 yards and 10 touchdowns in the 2013 NFL season.


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