Wes Welker, Julius Thomas not practicing today

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Wes Welker’s decision to leave the Patriots for the Broncos this offseason will be one of the main storylines of the week.

But not if he’s not playing.

After suffering a concussion in Sunday’s win over the Chiefs, Welker did not practice Wednesday, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post. Tight end Julius Thomas was also held out, after being declared day-to-day with a knee strain.

Gaining medical clearance to return from a concussion is a layered process, as players will often be cleared to practice or for non-contact work before cleared to play by an independent neurologist. Welker was apparently on the field stretching, but not taking part in drills, which indicates he’s several steps away.

17 responses to “Wes Welker, Julius Thomas not practicing today

  1. terripet says: Nov 20, 2013 2:01 PM

    There playing and scoring Denver 41 Pats 17


    Whatever, Denver’s sorry a$$ D is not holding NE to 17 points NE wins a shoot out.

    Brady owns Jack Del Rio

    6 games 137-185 74.1% 1,430 yards 14 TD 0 int 121.2 passer rating.

    Denver vs the pass 28th in the NFL

  2. Hey flash your defense is just back ups. Your team is hurting so admit it to yourself at least. Brady will find a way to score but it won’t be enough this time. Broncos 45 Patriots 35.

  3. terripet says: Nov 20, 2013 2:01 PM

    There playing and scoring Denver 41 Pats 17

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    You clearly haven’t looked at the five-day forecast. Too cold for 18.

  4. @flash1283

    Ranking defenses against each other by yards allowed has to be one of the most useless practices.

    Every game is different as is every schedule.

    Also, you can’t sum up the game by saying “Brady owns Del Rio”. With that same token you could say that the Broncos own Brady, who is 3-6 against Denver.

    Any given Sunday is an actual thing.

  5. This game is mostly irrelevent in my eyes. Both will probably make the play-offs (in one fashion or another).

    Call me when they have to play each other for the Lamar Hunt trophy.

  6. It was 37 and the wind chill was about 30 in Denver last Sunday. I think Manning played pretty well. Weather is not as big of a factor as it was in the past. It may be a little colder in Foxboro, but it won’t be a factor. Even last year, it was 35 at the start of the last home game of the year, and Manning was 23-29 for 304 and 3 TDs.

  7. heisthejuan says: Nov 20, 2013 2:39 PM

    terripet says: Nov 20, 2013 2:01 PM

    There playing and scoring Denver 41 Pats 17

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    You clearly haven’t looked at the five-day forecast. Too cold for 18.
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    You know the Broncos home turf is a outside stadium, Right?
    That BS about Peyton and the weather is just that BS

  8. ufanforreal says: Nov 20, 2013 3:22 PM

    heisthejuan says: Nov 20, 2013 2:39 PM

    terripet says: Nov 20, 2013 2:01 PM

    There playing and scoring Denver 41 Pats 17

    ====================================

    You clearly haven’t looked at the five-day forecast. Too cold for 18.
    ——————————————————
    You know the Broncos home turf is a outside stadium, Right?
    That BS about Peyton and the weather is just that BS

    His record or his teams record when the temp is below 39 degrees is 2-6. not BS

  9. flash1283 says: Nov 20, 2013 3:28 PM

    ufanforreal says: Nov 20, 2013 3:22 PM

    heisthejuan says: Nov 20, 2013 2:39 PM

    terripet says: Nov 20, 2013 2:01 PM

    There playing and scoring Denver 41 Pats 17

    ====================================

    You clearly haven’t looked at the five-day forecast. Too cold for 18.
    ——————————————————
    You know the Broncos home turf is a outside stadium, Right?
    That BS about Peyton and the weather is just that BS

    His record or his teams record when the temp is below 39 degrees is 2-6. not BS
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    I’m a Colts fan and I know how the team was, the weather factor so many like to use is what I said BS.

  10. .
    @teripet

    No one on the planet knows the outcome before the game is played, so you’re predictions are unqualified drivel.

    Game time temperature should be around 25° which is not a huge advantage either way.

    .

  11. flash1283 says:
    Nov 20, 2013 2:12 PM

    Denver vs the pass 28th in the NFL

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    May want to dig into those numbers a little deeper. In the last four games, Denver’s pass defense has actually been very good, giving up an average of only 214 yards passing/game against Luck (228 yards, 38 attempts), RG3/Cousins (180 yards, 39 attempts), Rivers (218 yards, 29 attempts), and Alex Smith (230 yards, 45 attempts). No, those QBs are not Manning or Brees, but they are all QBs that have put up pretty good stats this year (Rivers #4 in yards, RG3 #8, Luck #15, and Smith #19). These numbers of course are all the more impressive considering that teams pass like crazy against Denver since they’re typically behind, and the added of attempts of course means more yards. Add to that the league’s #4 rushing defense and Denver’s defense is a lot better than people think.

    Unlike the first 6 games, the biggest difference is that Denver’s defensive captain/quarterback MLB Wesley Woodyard (one of their most underrated players) and Von Miller are both healthy/active. They’ve had a huge impact on the pass defense — Miller is giving QBs less time to throw and Woodyard does a great job with pre-snap adjustments and guarding a lot of the passes over the middle of the field and to RBs/TEs.

  12. 2-6? He has won two if his last three. Maybe the trend is changing. Granted, they did lose in the playoffs, but that was not all on Peyton. Not his best game, but it still should have been good enough to win. Broncos are one of only two cold weather teams NOT to have an indoor practice facility. He should be getting use to playing in the cold since he has to practice in the conditions all of the time.

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