The Denver Broncos’ receiving corps will have their dynamic slot receiver back for the playoffs.
Wes Welker has been cleared to play after missing the past three games with a concussion, Broncos coach John Fox announced Monday.
Welker, who finished with 73 catches for 778 yards and 10 touchdowns, missed the final three games of the regular season. He suffered a concussion just before halftime of the Broncos’ Dec. 8 victory over the Titans. He also suffered a concussion Nov. 17 in a victory over the Kansas City Chiefs.
By clearing the league’s concussion protocol, Welker has been declared symptom-free by the Broncos’ medical staff as well as by an independent physician approved by both the NFL and the players’ association.