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Welker says leaving was 'just business'

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Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker told ESPN Radio Wednesday that he's spoken to his new quarterback, Peyton Manning, as well as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, since joining the Broncos.

Welker said he met Manning for dinner in Miami.

"We just kind of caught up and talked about the year and different things about the offense and stuff like that," Welker told "Mike and Mike in the Morning." "I'll be working with him next week and start to get that process going."

Welker signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Broncos last month, leaving the Patriots and Brady, one of his closest friends.

"Tom's one of my good friends, and we stay in contact quite often," Welker said.

Welker said his decision to leave New England was "just business," and said he won't hold any grudges.

"It's just part of the business and part of how things go," Welker said. "I had a lot of great years with Tom [Brady] there in New England. And now it's another chapter. You don't forget everything, but you kind of move on and get ready for the next season."
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