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Former Patriots WR Wes Welker joins division rival Dolphins camp to give advice to receivers

Let's hope he's giving them bad advice.

Former New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker ranks 1st in franchise history with 672 receptions and 2nd with 7,459 receiving yards. His 80.2 receiving yards and 7.2 receptions per game both rank 1st by a considerable distance.

And he's now helping some of the Patriots biggest rivals.

After the Patriots didn't give Welker the deal he wanted in 2013, the receiver took his talents to join rival Peyton Manning and the Broncos and subsequently knocked off the Patriots in the 2013 AFC Championship game en route to getting decimated by the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl.

Welker spent half of last season with the Rams and is currently unsigned as he considers possible retirement.

He has apparently also been passing the time by helping out the Miami Dolphins.

The Dolphins have a new head coach in Adam Gase, who spent two seasons in Denver as offensive coordinator with Welker, and Gase and Welker have developed a good rapport.

"He lives, like, five minutes away," Gase said of Welker, via ESPN. "It's a good outlet for him. With my history with him in Denver, I love being around him. He's such a football guy. For him to come out there, and if our guys get one thing from him, I think that's a great thing for our guys to have."

Gase noted that Welker specifically offered advice to the Dolphins receivers. Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry is probably one of the top five slot receivers in the NFL and has collected 242 yards and 20 receptions over his past three games against the Patriots. He should pick Welker's brain for as much information as he can during their time together.

And, honestly, Welker should go do whatever he wants. This is like Deion Branch finishing out his career in a Colts uniform. These actions won't take away from his contributions to the Patriots over the years and he will be a first ballot Patriots Hall of Famer when the time comes.

And let's be serious- the Dolphins need all the help they can get. Consider it community service.