Talib: Welker good friend, didn't hurt me on purpose

Aqib Talib said Wednesday he hasn't talked to new teammate Wes Welker yet, but he will soon.

Talib met with the media at Dove Valley after signing a six-year, $57 million deal with the Broncos and the first question was about the postseason hit between the two players.

Talib and Welker were involved in a midfield collision in the second quarter of the AFC championship game. Some in New England though it was an intentional pick play aimed at hurting Talib.

"Not yet, not yet, not yet," Talib said when asked if he's talked with Welker, "but I'm sure I will. Wes is a good friend of mine. I watched the play a thousand times, and I promise you he didn't do it on purpose."

He said the injury wound up being "a deep bone bruise." He added it's "perfectly fine" now.

Talib said he's looking forward to being reunited with former University of Kansas teammate Chris Harris Jr. on the Broncos' defense. He said talking with Harris, general manager John Elway and coach John Fox helped in his decision.

He talked at length with Harris about the organization and what they want to do.

"He gave me an overview of the area, the building, Coach Foxy," Talib said. "I'm real excited to get a chance to play with him again."


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