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Here it is. I guess just rest him for the playoffs.
Thanks. Looks like it is a deal like Peyton last year. Have the surgery be out for four-six weeks and when you get back be stiff.
Sounds like IR to me unless it heals itself. Manning can play with a stiff knee, but Welker's living is made on quickness and cutting.
Reiss makes sense. Hold off until the bye week and if it isn't getting better .... HEY!!!! Isn't Brandon Tate due to come off PUP after the bye?
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This is what Mike reiss has said regarding Welker...."Joe, my hunch is that he is dealing with some type of swelling in the knee, and the fact that it's happened so early in the season is troubling. It will not surprise me if there comes a point at which Welker is shut down -- maybe around the bye -- with the thinking to have the knee cleaned out so he has a chance to return to full health. This is all speculation on my part based on my feeling that that when a player is dealing with a knee injury and is a game-time decision in Weeks 2 and 3, it's usually not the type of situation that goes away on its own."
I do not know what having his knee clean means....OR if that means putting him on IR for the year...Is this a seson ending situation?? Is it something they could do now so he will be in full health LATER in the year?? None of that was mentioned at all...I wonder..usually shutting a player down..means FOR THE YEAR...maybe it can be done so that he can return in a few weeks..I do not know.
Few teams put players on IR quicker than NE. If he was done, he'd be done by now.
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Re: Reiss mail bag...Welker to be shut down?
Originally Posted by letekro
Guys, this not reading stuff is getting out of hand. Why don't you just post what Reiss actually said if you can't comprehend it yourself? That way, we don't have to get freaked out by your incorrect interpretation of what he ACTUALLY said.
He said, IIRC, that Welker may have some swelling in his knee and he may need to get it cleaned out sometime around the bye week. He never said anything CLOSE to what you're suggesting.
I always hate these generic, say nothing, comments by Reiss. What can you tell by this stupid comment? Nothing. "My hunch is", "It will not surprise me", "this is all speculation", etc. If you have some inside scoop, say it. If you truly know nothing, than speculating that they are going to shut him down at the bye week is careless at best.
it is a writers opinion. wtf does he know? All he can do is speculate.
So you say. Reiss nailed it last year saying the Pats loved Guttierez and would cut Cassell. Oh, wait...
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