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Earlier this season, New England Patriots WR Wes Welker was on pace to break the single season receiving yardage record, but he has now fallen off that pace. The record is held by WR Jerry Rice. While a member of the San Francisco 49ers, Rice set the record in the 1995 season. After recording 122 receptions, Rice logged 1,848 yards and 15 touchdowns. In the 2011 NFL regular season, passing yardage is being racked up at a record pace. Over 20 wide receivers are on pace for posting a 1,000 yard season. New England Patriots WR Wes Welker started out the season posting some monster games. He opened the season with 160 yards against the Miami Dolphins in Week One and put up 217 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week Three. Welker has cooled off somewhat over the past four weeks and has fallen off his record pace. With 72 receptions, Welker has 1,006 yards for an average of 111.8 yards per game. At this rate, Welker will fall just short of Rice’s record at 1,786 yards. You h...

Pats' Welker not concerned about bum knee

New England Patriots receiver Wes Welker doesn't believe a wonky knee will hamper him in Monday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs.Welker, one of the top receivers in the league this season, has been dealing with knee soreness but says it's no different than any of the other ailments that have plagued him to date."I feel all right," he said. "I think...

Wes Welker Feels 'All Right' As He Gets Ready for Chiefs

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has gone through a tough stretch with injuries over the last few weeks, but he's not worried about his status for Monday's game against the Chiefs. Welker hurt his neck against the Chiefs, his rib against the Giants and his knee against the Jets. He's been on the injury report with three different ailments in three weeks...

Patriots WR Wes Welker, all banged up, says he feels “all right”

After the Steelers game, it was his neck. After the Giants, his ribs. After beating the Jets, the injury was to his knee. Yup, Wes Welker has been banged up recently, as teams have keyed on him. There’s no indication that Welker will miss the Monday Night Football game against the Chiefs, but it’s worth wondering… how does he feel? “I feel all right,” Welker said. “I...

Welker now the poster boy for slot stars

Unless you're an SMU fan -- or scouting guru Mel Kiper -- you may not have Cole Beasley's name on the tip of your tongue. Beasley is the Mustangs' slot receiver, and although he's been toiling in relative anonymity for am average team in an oft-ignored conference, he's an interesting case study. See, Beasley is a slot receiver. Even though he catches plenty...

New England Patriots team report: Wes Welker needs rest

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Patriots release injury report: WR Wes Welker now limited with a knee injury

The Patriots practiced today with three key parts. LB Brandon Spikes (knee) and LB Dane Fletcher (thumb) have been missing, and CB Devin McCourty (shoulder) was also not present. That, we knew. But we didn’t know some new ones, including WR Wes Welker limited with a knee injury. That wasn’t all. C Dan Connolly (groin) and G Brian Waters (knee) were also added. Want more details...

Patriots release injury report: Spikes and Fletcher are out, Welker is probable

The Patriots received some positive news today, as CB Devin McCourty was out at practice just a week after separating his shoulder. That’s good. The bad? He was limited and probably won’t play. We know that because McCourty was listed as doubtful on the injury report that just arrived. Figure he’s out, barring something crazy, but that does seem to indicate it’s a one-week...

ABC World News shed light on the increase in ACL injuries for...

ABC World News shed light on the increase in ACL injuries for children. 8-year-old Caleb Seymour tore his ACL playing football. However, he found comfort in knowing that his hero, Tom Brady, endured the same injury. He wears #12’s jersey to every one of his rehab sessions. Thinking they were taking a private tour, the Seymour family went to Gillette Stadium. Tom Brady, Wes...

It doesn't hurt that luck is favoring Patriots

Forget Foxborough. With the run of good fortune the Patriots have enjoyed this week, Bill Belichick should take a ride to Foxwoods. The way things have been going for the Patriots, he’d walk away with enough earnings from the casino for a new contract for Wes Welker and money for a veteran assistant coach.
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