Wes Welker's pitch to Broncos

March, 14, 2013
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Wes Welker met the Denver media Thursday, and he made it clear he wanted the Broncos as much they wanted him.

Asked what John Elway, Denver’s executive vice president of football operations, pitched to him, Welker said: “I was probably the one pitching to him, trying to make this happen. Finally, we were able to kind of get together and get a deal done … That I want to win. That above everything. We’d figure out the money part and all that stuff later, but that winning was a big thing for me.”

Many league observers think the addition of Welker will make Denver a winner. Welker loves the idea of playing with fellow Denver receivers Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker. The receivers give quarterback Peyton Manning a tremendous group to throw to.

“I think they were another big part of me wanting to come here, just their styles and watching them on film and how good of young receivers they are,” Welker said. “I think it’s a good starting point for all of us. They did a great job last year, and hopefully I can just come in and try and help out.”

In other AFC West notes:
  • The Elvis Dumervil situation, which will be resolved by Friday, is about the only thing left for the Broncos at this point. If Dumervil is cut, forget the notion of Connor Barwin joining the Broncos. He signed with the Eagles. It had been reported Denver could pursue Barwin.
  • San Diego cornerback Antoine Cason could end up in Arizona or Jacksonville. If the Chargers don’t sign another cornerback, Shareece Wright could start opposite Derek Cox.

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