The Facts: Contrary to a report last week, Welker is not mulling retirement. Welker, who ranks 20th all time among receivers with 890 career catches, said Monday he intends to play on. "Just getting ready for 2015," Welker told the Post via text.
Diehards Line: FoxSports.com cited sources in its report on Feb. 10 that Welker was considering retirement. "Never ever came out of my mouth," Welker said. ... But as Post staffer Mike Klis points out, where Welker plays is uncertain. He becomes an unrestricted free agent on March 10. It's not out of the question that Welker could re-sign with the Broncos if the team doesn't believe Cody Latimer, a second-round draft pick last year, is ready for full-time duty. Welker's 50 catches in 15 games (counting the postseason) were his lowest output since 2005, but Klis contends much of that decline can be attributed to Peyton Manning directing more passes to outside receivers Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, as well as tight end Julius Thomas. ... Whatever the case, assume Welker will be working somewhere in 2015 until further notice.