Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 10/12/11
Two things while we wait for Patriots coach Bill Belichick’s news conference… – Colleague Karen Guregian took an interesting and expansive look at the contract situation surrounding Wes Welker in today’s Herald. (Along with this notebook and this Welker graphic.) In Karen’s story, analyst and former star WR Michael Irvin refers to Welker as “the best receiver in football,” which isn’t something you usually hear about the slot machine. In addition, Irvin says he spoke with Welker and that “Wes isn’t going anywhere.” Figure we knew that, but it’s interesting to hear it said so definitively. No talks are ongoing, there is football to be played, but the best bet here is on a happy resolution for both sides. – One thing that shouldn’t be lost in the impressive performance by the Patriots defense against the Jets is how captain Jerod Mayo is still helping out. Suffering from an MCL sprain and out of the lineup for a few weeks, Mayo is still in meetings and still serving in the role of ca
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