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    By Curtis Crabtree
    The NFL officially announced Tuesday night that Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker will miss the first four games of the season after violating the league’s performance enhancing drugs policy. The four game suspension will actually be a five-week ban in total as the Broncos bye week falls in Week 4. Welker is eligible to return…
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    Something smells fishy here. He was probably going to miss some of those games anyway recovering from concussion. Now his suspension conveniently coincides with them.

    Just sayin'.

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    One less player we have to worry about in week 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenchief View Post
    Something smells fishy here. He was probably going to miss some of those games anyway recovering from concussion. Now his suspension conveniently coincides with them.

    Just sayin'.
    Normally I'd agree with you, but this one seems pretty cut and dried. He was suspended. He appealed. He lost. He's out for the first 4 games. If anything, Welker played this situation smart. If he had waited to appeal until just before opening day then he'd have been able to play while the appeal was taking place and the suspension would not have taken effect until a few weeks into the season. I guess he knew he would lose the appeal so went ahead and did it quick so that it would apply during the games he was likely to miss anyway.

    But as coach said....at least they won't have him in week 2.

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    With as many concussions as he has had recently, he needs to consider retiring. He needs to think about his health a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankenchief View Post
    Something smells fishy here. He was probably going to miss some of those games anyway recovering from concussion. Now his suspension conveniently coincides with them.

    Just sayin'.
    Quote Originally Posted by ctchiefsfan View Post
    Normally I'd agree with you, but this one seems pretty cut and dried. He was suspended. He appealed. He lost. He's out for the first 4 games. If anything, Welker played this situation smart. If he had waited to appeal until just before opening day then he'd have been able to play while the appeal was taking place and the suspension would not have taken effect until a few weeks into the season. I guess he knew he would lose the appeal so went ahead and did it quick so that it would apply during the games he was likely to miss anyway.

    But as coach said....at least they won't have him in week 2.
    I agree with Frankenchief; Something is up. It's a little too "cut and dried" given what's going on in Denver, especially with all that money blown on Peyton's big going away party. Look at what happened with all the flags being thrown over pass coverage in preseason, which is intended to keep teams from trying to do what Seattle did...So it's like they're making a "We're fair...really...Look, we gave the same number of suspensions to Denver that we did to Kansas City...")

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