No PUP For Patriots Welker, Expected to Fully Participate

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July 23, 2010 at 01:42pm ET

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98.5 The Sports Hub reported on Friday that Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker is expected to not be placed on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list this coming week, and will fully participate when the team opens training camp.

Most fans had thought Welker wouldn't be ready to go, but it appears he'll be in camp next week (Photo Credit: Icon/SMI)
The announcement came during the "Gresh & Zo" radio show, where they made the report.

"Wes Welker will be a full participant in Training camp which starts next Thursday," said Gresh.  Gresh went on to say that, "He has still yet to be officially cleared medically," but sources told the radio station he's expected to receive the clearance and should be a participant in camp.

"Rookies report on Sunday," said Zolak. "The big day one with the veterans is the day they actually report, they have the official run, the big test run, that is the key important day when he has his final meeting with all the doctors and they test that knee out - where he will resume full activity in all drills in training camp."

"This huge, and huge by one reason only, it completely eliminates him from being placed on the PUP, which means he's up and ready to go."

Good news for Welker, who has made an impressive recovery since injuring his ACL earlier this year.