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Wes Welker: Tom Brady doesn’t make personnel decisions

AFC Champiohship Football

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker (83) is congratulated by Tom Brady after catching a one-yard touchdown pass during the first half of the NFL football AFC Championship football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)


On Wednesday’s edition of The Dan Patrick Show, Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was asked a very interesting question by the host.

“Help me understand this, because I thought Tom Brady taking less money or reworking his deal was ensuring that you would stay with the team,” Dan Patrick asked Welker. “What don’t I know about this? Because it doesn’t make sense to me. If Tom Brady wants Wes Welker, Wes Welker’s still in New England, in my opinion.”

“I don’t think Tom makes decisions like that,” Welker replied. “Actually, I know he doesn’t. He wants what’s best for the team, and he knows that his coach does that. It just didn’t work out. That’s kind of the way it goes. I’m excited about the new opportunities here in Denver.”

Welker’s remarks are in line with what Patriots owner Bob Kraft indicated at last month’s NFL meetings.

On Wednesday’s show, Welker also shed some light on what he talked about with Brady upon his departure for Denver.

“Obviously, we were both a little bit disappointed in a way of not being able to play together, but he was happy for me,” Welker said. “He’s a stand-up, just good guy. Obviously it was tough, but it’s the way it goes.”

Welker will also join Wednesday’s Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network, which kicks off at 5 p.m. ET.