The 33-year-old wide receiver, who is slated to become a free agent next month, is considering retirement after several years of head injuries and declining production, sources have told FOX Sports.
One of the sources said no final decision has been made, though Welker has told concerned friends, family members and associates he's at least giving serious thought to walking away.
Welker has made a name for himself being the slot receiver who isn't afraid to catch a ball in the middle of the field, usually resulting in a big hit from a safety. For years Welker would absorb hit after hit like these, then pop right up and get back to the huddle. Now, it seems like its harder for him to get up after such hits. Not only that, his production this last season was his lowest since 2005 when he was with the Dolphins.
All things considered, its looking more and more like Welker walking away from the game while on his own accord might just be the best decision for him.
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