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Eric Decker 'highest priority' of Broncos' free agents
Thursday, December 26, 2013, 11:32am
Of all the team's free agents, WR Eric Decker figures to be the highest priority but also the most expensive to re-sign. The Broncos are built around Peyton Manning, and the quarterback's top two receivers in the past two seasons have been Decker and Demaryius Thomas, a free agent after the 2014 season.
Given the contracts of similar No. 2 receivers in the league, Decker can command a deal of least five years and $40 million, with at least $8 million in the first year.
Obviously, Decker's keeper/dynasty value will take a hit if he does sign elsewhere.
Wes Welker suffers another concussion
Sunday, December 8, 2013, 6:51pm
Welker took a hit to the head on a play across the middle late in the second quarter. His neck was bent awkwardly on the play.
It's his second concussion with Denver, and the chances of Welker coming back for Week 15 could be pretty slim as the Broncos have a Thursday night game against the Chargers. The short week really hurts owners. Of course, if Welker is out, Eric Decker could see more targets and Andre Caldwell becomes a potential, sneaky play.
Wes Welker expected to be 'ok'
Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 9:10am
By NFL protocol, Welker will be limited in practice this week and is permitted to make a full return to practice Friday at the earliest, only if doctors say he has passed the baseline test.
Welker's status for next Sunday's showdown with the New England Patriots -- his former team -- is uncertain, but sources told ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen that the star receiver is expected to be OK.
If Welker plays, he'll want to be a big part of the offense against his former team in Week 12. If he doesn't go, Eric Decker would see an increase in workload. We'll have to wait until Friday to probably know any more about Welker, but at this point things look pretty good for his chances of playing.
Wes Welker suffers concussion
Monday, November 18, 2013, 9:32am
Welker suffered a blow to the head early in the fourth quarter. Somehow, he returned to the game, catching another pass. He later exited, with the team explaining that he was being evaluated for a concussion.
Now that the concussion is official, he will have to pass protocol to get back on the field. The Broncos take on Welker's former team, the Patriots, in Week 12 and it's a game Welker doesn't want to miss. But, if can't play, look for Eric Decker to perhaps benefit the most at least in terms of targets.