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Wes Welker visiting the Dolphins

The Miami Dolphins are not messing around on this veteran wide receiver thing.

They are today hosting Wes Welker, the third veteran wide receiver to come to Miami in recent weeks.

Welker, who played for the Dolphins in 2004-2006, had great seasons in New England and Denver before a decline in statistics and importance in the Denver offense in 2014.

Welker, 33, is a five-time Pro Bowl player. Last year, however, he played in only nine games (seven starts) and managed only 34 catches for 282 yards. Those were his lowest marks since 2005, his first season with Miami.

Welker has had concussion issues the past one-two years and, at one point last season considered retirement, per a source. But ultimately he was given clearance to continue his career, which was his preference.

The Houston Texans showed mild interest in Welker prior to the start of free agency but this is believed to be his first free agent visit.

Welker was part of one of the worst transactions in Miami Dolphins history.

He was traded to the Patriots in 2007 for a second round pick. Former Dolphins coach Nick Saban advised his friend Bill Belichick to get Welker as a dependable slot receiver and the New England coach did just that.

The Dolphins used that pick to draft Samson Satele, who played two years in Miami before being traded to Oakland. Welker, meanwhile, went on to stardom in New England where he had five seasons of over 100 catches in his six years there.

Ironically, the Dolphins signed Satele as a street free agent last year and he started all 16 games at center. He is a free agent again this offseason.

Perhaps now the Dolphins will close that circle of life and re-sign Welker.

The question with Welker's visit is what role the Dolphins envision him fitting?

Welker is obviously a slot receiver. Second-year player Jarvis Landry was Miami's slot receiver last year.

Do the Dolphins believe Landry can play outside?

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