UDPATE: Welker was placed on the active-PUP list on Tuesday. Mike Reiss states that it is a “procedural thing” and shouldn’t be looked at as bad news for Welker.
According to The Sports Hub on 98.5, Wes Welker has been cleared to be a “full participant in training camp”, which will start on Thursday for veterans. Welker still has to pass an official physical to begin practice, although sources state that they expect him to receive that clearance.
If Welker starts Training Camp on the active roster, he will be ineligible for the physically-unable-to-perform (PUP) list. A player on the PUP list at the beginning of the regular season must remain inactive for the first six games. It remains to be seen whether he will sheltered from contact during practice.
With Welker looking to be near 100% only seven months after a horrendous ACL/MCL injury, Gresh and Zo accurately remarked that Welker is truly a “freak of nature”.
The Patriots wide receiver corps competition will be stiff this training camp, with only Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Taylor Price and possibly Julian Edelman having spots locked up. Sam Aiken, Torry Holt, Brandon Tate, and David Patten will be having a fierce battle for the final 1-3 roster positions.
Patriots fans – prepare yourself for a healthy dose of #83 against the Cincinnati Bengals on opening night.
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