In a surprising move, former Miami Dolphins wide receiver Wes Welker is visiting the team today. This news comes from various reports from the South Florida newspapers.
Welker was an up and coming player with the Dolphins dating back to 2004, where he played for the team through three years before being traded in 2007 to the New England Patriots for a second and seventh round pick. There, he went on to become one of the best receivers in the NFL with Tom Brady and many fans simply sat there and thought 'what if?'
After a highly successful run in New England from 2007-2012, Welker became a free agent and signed with the Denver Broncos. His success has been limited for the past two years as he has dealt with numerous concussions. Nonetheless, he is still a great possession receiver and would be a good fit for the Dolphins as the fourth or fifth receiver on the depth chart.
The Dolphins have also visited with Michael Crabtree and Greg Jennings, but have not signed either of them to a contract. It is assumed that they will wait until after the draft until they make a move. On the surface, it appears Jennings or Crabtree would be in play if they don't draft a wide receiver early. If they do, then Welker would likely be in play.
It will be interesting to see how it plays out but this is certainly a blast from the past and one that has already been warmly received by Dolphins fans across social media.
This story was written by Matthew Cannata. Follow him on Twitter: @PhinManiacs
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