"Yeah, I was happy to get to play football again," Welker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "That was the No. 1 thing. Getting back out there, and being around the guys, and being in the locker room. And just being around football again. I missed it, and love being around the game."
"I didn't think it'd be that big a deal," Welker said after a similar session five days later. "I've been pushing it and trying to get ready and get out there with my teammates, get a few reps and try and get better as much as we can."