Wes Welker remains out at Broncos practice

AP

The chances of wide receiver Wes Welker missing a second straight game for the Broncos because of a concussion appear to be good after Welker missed another practice on Wednesday.

Welker has not been cleared to return to work after suffering a concussion against the Titans in Week 14 and would still need to pass a series of tests between now and Sunday before he’d be given the green light to play against the Texans.

Welker has suffered a pair of concussions in a short period of time, which has led some to wonder if the Broncos might shut Welker down for the remainder of the regular season and focus on getting him healthy for the playoffs. The Broncos still have some work to do to clinch the AFC West and the first seed in the conference, but they may not need Welker to get that work done as the schedule brings them the Texans and Raiders in the next two weeks.

Joan Niesen of the Denver Post reports that the only other Broncos to miss practice were cornerback Kayvon Webster, who has a broken thumb, and defensive end Derek Wolfe, who has been out since suffering seizure-like symptoms late last month.