Former Patriots receiver Wes Welker feels “like I can be myself a little more” with the Broncos, and acknowledged what has long been assumed: that Tom Brady was not happy when his good friend and favorite on-field target was allowed to leave New England.
Welker made the comments to Yahoo! Sports for a story that was posted Monday.
Though Brady has said publicly that he has no say over Patriots personnel decisions and that Welker leaving was just part of the business, Welker said Brady was bothered that New England decided to move on, especially after the quarterback had restructured his contract to free up spending money under the salary cap.
“You know, after it happened, obviously we talked and everything like that,” Welker said. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.