Denver Broncos coach John Fox said Tuesday that wide receiver Wes Welker is doing "fantastic" in his recovery from a concussion. Welker sustained the injury in a preseason game versus the Texans on Saturday
Rapoport says there is "lots of optimism from the team" about Welker, who must pass a neurological exam before being allowed to return to the field.
The receiver sustained two concussions last season as well, one in Week 11 and the other in Week 14.
On Sunday, Texans coach Bill O'Brien defended his safety, saying Swearinger didn't mean any harm with the hit on Welker.
- Molly Geary