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Wes Welker at Dolphins practice -- but a comeback not in the works

For many Dolphins fans, Wes Welker is the one that got away.

Welker spent two relatively non-descript seasons in Miami before the Dolphins traded him to the Patriots. In New England, he became one of the best slot receivers in NFL history, catching over 100 passes in five out of six seasons.

Welker later played two years in Denver -- with Adam Gase as his offensive coordinator.

The two men remained close when they went their separate ways -- Welker for a lost season in St. Louis, Gase as coordinator in Chicago before the Dolphins hired him for the top job.

The two friends reunited Tuesday, with Welker on the sidelines as the Dolphins practice.

Welker, who is currently a free agent, lives in the area.

"I love being around him," Gase said. "If our guys get one thing from him, it's a great thing to have."

Gase expects to see more of Welker in the weeks and months to come. However, don't expect Welker back in aqua and orange soon.

When asked Welker might again wear a Dolphins uniform, Gase said "No."