Wes Welker returns to Dolphins


The Miami Dolphins once watched Wes Welker practice in the slot receiver position. The receiver carved himself a fan-favorite career in Miami. Then he got traded to the Patriots and his career took off.

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On Monday, Welker, currently without a team and likely to never play again, made a visit to the Dolphins training center.

What was left of the Dolphins when Welker was a member of the team is just about gone entirely. But there is still a familiar vibe to the receiver. Adam Gase’s offense. Welker spent time with Gase in Denver.

"“He shows up,” Gase said. “I mean he lives like five minutes away. I think we’re a good outlet for him and he’s been a guy that with my history with him in Denver, I love being around him. He’s such a football guy. For him to come out there and if our guys get one thing from him, I think that’s a great, great thing for our guys to have a guy that’s probably one of the best slot receivers of all-time being in the building. The way that he worked, the way he studied, everything he did as far as football . . . just talking to him, it helps our players out.” via – Profootballtalk.com"

Welker excelled in Denver’s offense under Gase before watching his career fade after continual issues with concussions. Welker spoke with the receivers and it would be interesting to know what he had to say or what he could give them in terms of Gase’s thought process.

Welker is also the 2nd former player under Gase to talk with members of the team. Peyton Manning paid a visit to Ryan Tannehill to help him understand the Gase offense as well.