Wes Welker ruled out for Denver Broncos vs. Raiders

The Broncos will go another week without Wes Welker.

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The wide receiver has been ruled out of Denver's Week 17 finale against the Oakland Raiders. It will be the third consecutive missed game for Welker, who suffered a concussion in Week 14.

Welker did take positive steps this week, returning to practice on a limited basis. The Broncos are taking a cautious approach with the veteran, who has suffered two concussions this season.

The likely goal is to have Welker ready for the playoffs. The Broncos already have clinched a first-round bye, which means Welker will get another two weeks of rest and recovery before the divisional round of the playoffs.

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