Wes Welker was in town to promote Dr. Robert Leonard, who performed a successful hair transplant surgery on Welker last summer. Welker signed autographs for about 100 fans and showed off his thick new mane.
Welker admitted that being back in Boston “made me a little bit sad,” but also said he doesn’t regret leaving the Patriots for the Broncos. He negotiated with the Patriots right up until the end, but ultimately sided with the Broncos, who gave him $12 million over two years, fully guaranteed.
In six years with the Patriots, Welker caught 672 passes – more than any NFL player in that span – for 7,459 yards and 38 touchdowns. He caught over 100 passes in five of the six years. Full story for BostonGlobe.com subscribers.