Free agent receiver Wes Welker will visit the Dolphins today, according to numerous reports.
The Miami Herald's Armando Salguero was the first to report the news.
Welker (5-9, 185) is a 33-year-old veteran that entered the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Texas Tech with the Chargers in 2004. After being cut by San Diego one week into his rookie season, Welker was claimed by Miami.
Welker played three seasons with the Dolphins, catching 96 passes for 1,121 yards and handling punt returns. In 2007, Welker signed with the Patriots and went on to become arguably the best slot receiver in the NFL. In New England, Welker set an NFL record with five 100-catch seasons.
Welker played in two Super Bowls with the Patriots (in 2008 and 2012) before landing with the Broncos during the 2012 offseason on a two-year deal. In his first season in Denver, Welker caught 73 passes for 778 yards and helped the Broncos reach the Super Bowl.
But Welker's production has dropped off since his first year with Peyton Manning.
Welker caught only 49 passes for 464 yards and two touchdowns last season. Although the Broncos were not interested in re-signing him, he believes that he still has something left in the tank.
Some see the Dolphins as a perfect fit for Welker.
Wes Welker's arguably one of the NFL's best EVER slot receiver, so exactly how does his signing not make sense?
— Omar Kelly (@OmarKelly) April 8, 2015
Others are concerned about his health.
Wes Welker had three diagnosed concussions in a ten month span. The #Broncos allowing him back on the field last year was just wrong.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) April 8, 2015
One more concussion could end Welker's career. More importantly, another concussion have long lasting effects on his health. That's not something to be taken lightly.
But if Welker is willing to bet on himself, Miami may give him an opportunity to do so.