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Broncos: Wes Welker ready, TE Julius Thomas questionable

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FOXBOROUGH — The injury news is positive for the Broncos, though not so much for the Patriots.

On Friday afternoon, the Broncos announced that receiver Wes Welker is probable for Sunday night’s matchup against the Patriots. Welker, who is in his first season with Denver after six with New England, suffered a neck injury and concussion last Sunday against Kansas City, but he has been cleared to play by the medical staff.

Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio said if there was a “definitely will go” category on NFL injury reports, Welker would be on it.

Broncos tight end Julius Thomas (knee) is listed as questionable, so the Patriots may not have to worry about the tight end who has 45 catches for 590 yards and a team-high 10 touchdowns.

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