Wes Welker last played for the St. Louis Rams last season but only played in eight games due to injuries. Already 35 years old, the wide receiver will participate in a casual workout with former teammate quarterback Tom Brady to suggest NFL rumors that he might consider a comeback to American football.
Walker said in a recent interview with ESPN that he set up a dinner with Brady for Saturday night but the veteran quarterback also asked him to come in the morning for some throwing sessions.
“It was funny. I hit him up [because] I’m actually heading up to the game [Saturday], and I hit him up to do dinner Saturday night. [Brady] was like ‘I’m going to be flying in from Ann Arbor later, but hey, how about that morning we go throw’? Welked said in the article.
“ And I’m just sitting there, like, ‘I was just thinking about dinner, but yeah, sure.’ I’ll get over there early and we can throw a little bit. That’s the only thing we really have planned.”
Welker has played for many NFL teams in his career but had the most successful stint with the New England Patriots from 2007 to 2012. He also played for the San Diego Chargers (2004), Miami Dolphins (2004 to 2006), Denver Broncos (2013 to 2014) and Rams (2015).
His partnership with Brady, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL, has helped Welker make five NFL Pro Bowl teams (2008 to 2012) and he was also the league’s reception leader in 2007, 2009 and 2011.
Welker and Patriots made the Super Bowl in 2008 and 2012 but both times they lost in the NFL championship. If Welker returns to the Patriots this season, he’d have a chance of winning his first NFL title in New England. The Patriots are considered one of the Super Bowl contenders this season.
While Brady and Welker will be working out together Saturday, it’s just likely old friends meeting up and Brady just trying to get through the first month of the season with his four-game suspension to start the year. Despite what the NFL rumors say, there is no formal contract offer for Welker from the Patriots or any NFL team.
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