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Wes Welker out on Thursday

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05:03 PM ET 12.11 | Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker suffered his second concussion in as many weeks on Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, which left his status for the team's Thursday Night Football matchup against division team San Diego Chargers in serious jeopardy. With a short week to prepare, it was highly unlikely that Welker would be able to play but there has been no official report.The Broncos will need to have other options step up without Welker in the mix, but they could still take advantage of a vulnerable Chargers secondary.

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December 11, 2013  07:35 PM ET

Changes nothing....

Anyone here think the Chargers have a chance, with or without Welker in the Broncos lineup?

Not I.

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December 11, 2013  08:00 PM ET

Do we now have an Old Spice jinx?

December 11, 2013  08:14 PM ET

How many do you need, before someone says whoa? With what's going on today, Players....not just the NFL need to say....wait a second.

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December 11, 2013  09:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He's fragile.

You almost get the sense that one more crucial hit will send him into retirement.

December 11, 2013  09:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He's fragile.

I think his career says otherwise, but Wes needs to seriously consider retiring.

December 11, 2013  09:29 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He's fragile.

185lb receiver who's made his career running routes over the middle of the field

I'm not sure he's fragile so much as simply too small for such a tough job.

December 11, 2013  09:45 PM ET

Will the refs call fair games this week? The back story congress just might look into the calls that have changed the out come of games this year. Watch the tapes people, the proof is in the pudding.

December 11, 2013  11:27 PM ET

Size dictates why one must wrap the gerbil in duct tape first.

December 12, 2013  01:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Size dictates why one must wrap the gerbil in duct tape first.

Do you make holes in the duct tape so that the gerbil can breath.... interesting.

December 12, 2013  06:44 AM ET

I admire Welker's toughness and courage, considering there weren't many his size & caliber in the NFL that had major roles as a WR. However, it was a no brainer that he wouldn't last forever taking the number of hard hits, he recieves.

December 12, 2013  07:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

He's fragile.

that's what the Pats were afraid of and let him go.

December 12, 2013  07:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Size dictates why one must wrap the gerbil in duct tape first.

sounds like a message you found at the bottom of the scotch bottle. LOL!

December 12, 2013  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Changes nothing....Anyone here think the Chargers have a chance, with or without Welker in the Broncos lineup? Not I.

Depends on which Charger team shows up.

December 12, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Something tells me he is done for the year. Two concussions in a 4 week span and they expect him back in a week or two..... I highly doubt it.

December 12, 2013  10:07 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

Something tells me he is done for the year. Two concussions in a 4 week span and they expect him back in a week or two..... I highly doubt it.

Scrambled brains. Time to consider another line of work.

December 12, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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You almost get the sense that one more crucial hit will send him into retirement.

After a couple of concussions, putting your head on the pillow too hard can concuss you, ask Aikman.

But I often wonder wbout some of the hits guys bounce up from slowly, appearing unscathed, like the Edelman TD late last Sunday when he got lambasted as he was catching it. That hit had to rattle the grey matter, more than a little.

December 12, 2013  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Scrambled brains. Time to consider another line of work.

Exactly....

 
December 12, 2013  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

that's what the Pats were afraid of and let him go.

The hilarious part is that they replaced him with Amendola. Talk about fragile...

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