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Red Raiders in the NFL 9.10.14

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Welker could be back much sooner than expected. Michael Crabtree gets good press for his custom Jordan cleats on Sunday. Unfortunately, LaAdrian Waddle is injured, but other Red Raiders are out representing us well.

Ronald Martinez

Welker May Not Be Suspended. Today may actually hold some good news for Wes Welker and the Denver Broncos. The league may make changes to their substance abuse policy that would allow him to play immediately.

One stipulation to the proposed deal is that they would make it retroactive beginning March 11, 2014 - the start of this league year. That means that discipline that has been handed down since that time would be reevaluated to fall under this new policy instead of the old.

That's good news for Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, who is currently one game into a four-game suspension, but whose violation of the NFL's PED policy in the offseason would shift into its substance abuse program. That would give Welker a first-offense warning instead of suspension.

Cool Kicks for a Good Cause

Michael Crabtree made headlines by playing in some flashy blue Jordan cleats in Dallas this weekend. You will be pleased to know it was for a great cause.

Crabtree, the stylish receiver, knew the significance of his home return. He also knows how much his footwear is talked about in the sneaker community.

"I'm going to auction them off for my foundation," Crabtree said after the 49ers beat the Cowboys 28-17 in front of his extended family.

The wide receiver's Crab 5 Foundation recently raised more than $50,000 for inner-city children in his Oak Cliff neighborhood in Dallas.

Tech's other pass catchers in the NFL recorded decent numbers in Week 1. Although the New York Jets picked up a win against the Oakland Raiders 19-14, there wasn't a lot of passing. Jace Amaro recorded 2 catches for 7 yards.

Danny Amendola's Consistency

Our friends over at Pats Pulpit believe a healthy Danny Amendola, who had 3 receptions for 16 yards on Sunday, could be a key contributor this season if healthy.

Expectations aren't too high for him heading into this season, but he still looks like a very important piece as the #2 or #3 receiver on the depth chart. With a second full offseason working with Tom Brady, Amendola seemed to be on the same as him throughout training camp and the preseason.

Most won't be expecting Amendola to go out and play a full sixteen games. But at this point, he's got everything to prove. He's been visibly frustrated when asked questions about his health, and he's got a chip on his shoulder because of it. I think he stays healthy, and plays 15 or 16 games. If he can do that, it wouldn't surprise me to see him snag 4-6 receptions a game as a steady force in 3-receiver sets.

Our two big guys at the Denver Broncos, Manny Ramirez and Louis Vasquez, did their job this week protecting Mr. OMAHA in their 31-24 win over the Colts.

Sad News for Our Other Big Guy

LaAdrian Waddle left the game early on Sunday with a calf injury. He has done really well in camp and pre-season, so hopefully he can regain his starting position quickly. Think a good thought for the former Red Raider.

Cody Davis did get into the game for the St. Louis Rams on Sunday and recorded a tackle. He's such a hard worker; it's great to see him being able to do work in the NFL and would love to see even more success for him.

Get your Guns Up on Sundays for these talented Red Raiders!