The Gresh and Zo [Scott Zolak] Show on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston reports that Welker will be a full participant in training camp immediately. With that said, they admit that he hasn’t been officially cleared medically yet and the Patriots can pick and choose what drills he will participate in.
If the report proves true, that means Welker won’t be placed on the active/PUP list to start camp, which is a mild surprise. This would eliminate the possibility that Welker could miss the first six games of the season, and increase the likelihood that Welker could be ready for Week One.
We’re a little cautious about passing along the report, because the army of quality Patriots beat writers haven’t uncovered this one yet. Can we get a confirmation, people?