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Broncos' Wes Welker suspended four games for PED use

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker has been suspended four games by the NFL after violating the leagues policy against performance-enhancing drugs.

Health issues first

Worries about Wes Welker had been surfacing for different reasons as of late, the 5 ft 9 receiver has been prone to suffering concussions and issues surrounding his health after suffering three in the last year were at the forefront of the Broncos problems.

The wideout suffered a concussion in pre-season and there were doubts over whether he would suit up for the opening day fixture for the Broncos against the Indianapolis Colts, however Welker will now miss four games regardless of whether he is cleared by league protocol for concussions.

The loss for the Broncos 

However the surprising report that Welker has been caught taking a banned stimulant in the form of amphetamine, leading to a four game suspension handed out by the NFL.

Welker is certainly one of the highest profile players to be suspended for PED abuse, the Broncos star caught 9 touchdowns on 22 red-zone targets from Peyton Manning last year which were both team highs.

The former-Patriot lead the league in receptions three times whilst with the New England franchise, he was certainly a huge component of what made the Denver Broncos one of the most potent offences in NFL history.

Despite the big loss of Welker to the Manning-led offence, the wide receiver position is a huge strength of the Broncos and they certainly have adequate cover, not only do they still have Demaryius Thomas but they also added Emmanuel Sanders and drafted rookie receiver Cody Latimer.

Welker will be eligible to return by week five of the regular season, for the upcoming weeks he will not be permitted to practice with the team during his suspension.

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