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Wes Welker preparing to return for the 2015 season

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One of the NFL's biggest names at slot receiver over the last few years has had a lot of questions over his future to answer this off-season.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker is set to become a free agent this year and there have been many reports claiming that the 12 year veteran has been thinking of retiring.

Welker has spent the last two years in Denver and hasn't had a very successful time in Colorado.

Welker did well in the 2013 season but suffered two concussions in a three week span towards the end of the season that saw the Broncos reach Super Bowl XLVIII.

With all the questions over the future of Welker that are circling this off-season, one appears to have been answered.


Welker has been speaking to the Denver Post and has answered the question of his possible retirement with a resounding no.

"Just getting ready for 2015." - Welker on his current activities

Welker is clearly harbouring plans of returning for the 2015 NFL season but the big question will remain, who will he play for.

The Broncos are also set to lose Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas to free agency with many expecting the Broncos to try their best to re-sign them.

There are strong rumours that the Broncos may be looking at the possibility of using the franchise tag on one of their star receivers and re-signing the other to a long term contract.

Welker is believed to be on his way out of Denver and with several other high profile wide receivers set to hit free agency and more coming through the draft, he could be in for an interesting off-season.

A tough off-season

Welker struggled in the 2014 season as he ended with just two touchdown catches - eight less than the year before.

He struggled to find himself open last year and was targeted a massive 47 times less by Peyton Manning in 2014 than in 2013.

With Dez Bryant, Michael Crabtree, Randall Cobb and Jeremy Maclin leading the names who are set to become free agents, Welker will face a lot of competition to find a new team if they all actually hit free agency.

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