Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 1/11/13

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots looks on during warm ups against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
Wes Welker was held to just three receptions and 52 yards on nine targets against the Texans earlier this season, in one of his least-productive games of the year. Although the Pats easily won that game 42-14, Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips wasn’t very impressed with No. 83. “Ah, Welker’s not [A.J.] Green,” Phillips told ESPN.com. “He’s a good player, but he’s not that big or a real athletic guy. “[Welker is] a quick guy that gets open on option routes,” he added. “[Texans Nickleback Brandon] Harris actually played him pretty good. He got a holding penalty that hurt us early in the game. But Harris played pretty well. If we don’t get him on a speed guy, we’re in good shape.” Consider this bulletin board material.
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