Report: Welker has surgery to repair torn rotator cuff

It appears Patriots WR Wes Welker has more to rehab from this offseason than a serious knee injury. An NFL source told the Boston Globe that Welker has a torn rotator cuff in addition to the torn knee ligaments he suffered in Week 17. The Globe reports Welker has already had surgery to repair the injured shoulder, marking his second procedure since the end of the regular season.

Welker, who led the NFL with 123 receptions for 1,348 yards and four touchdowns, had reconstructive surgery to repair multiple torn knee ligaments in February.

A timetable for Welker’s recovery is not known, though he was a long shot to start the regular season, given the magnitude of his knee injury. It is unclear how or when Welker hurt his shoulder.

Some more notes from around the Web on Saturday:

  • Cowboys owner Jerry Jones isn’t ruling out veteran DE Greg Ellis returning to Dallas after he spent last season in Oakland.
  • The Buccaneers will wait until after training camp to make a decision on whether or not to keep WR Michael Clayton.
  • Lions coach Jim Schwartz downplayed any concern with highly-rated DT prospect Gerald McCoy not bench pressing at his pro day Tuesday, following a disappointing 23 reps at the combine.
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