Broncos WR Wes Welker cleared to play after concussion

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Wes Welker had 73 catches for 10 touchdowns in his first season in Denver. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Wes Welker has 68 catches for 717 yards in his first season in Denver. (Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)

Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker has been cleared to play after missing the team's final three games due to a concussion, according to Mike Klis of the Denver Post.

Welker suffered the concussion in the team's Dec. 8 game against the Tennessee Titans and had not practiced with the team until the end of last week.

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The Broncos have a bye in the first round of the playoffs, so Welker will not return to game action until Jan. 12.