Filed to ESPN: Broncos WR Wes Welker has been suspended four games for use of amphetamines, per sources.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 2, 2014
It’s probably fair to say that no one saw this coming.
For most teams, this would be a devastating blow. But not for the Broncos. They’ve got enough talent to go around to make up for the loss of No. 83, who penciled in as their third wide out.
At the same time, this suspension could be a blessing in disguise for Welker. First off, if he does have some sort of issue with amphetamines, he can address it. Secondly, if he doesn’t have a substance abuse issue, this four-game break is probably the best thing that could have happened to his head. After three concussions in less than a year, some extra time on the shelf certainly won’t make him feel any worse.
Source: Welker took Molly at the Kentucky Derby. It had been cut with amphetamines. Same situation as Orlando Scandrick.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 2, 2014