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FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker missed his first practice of the regular season Wednesday due to a neck injury that he likely suffered from a hit by Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. However, Welker spoke with the New York media on a conference call Wednesday, which is typically an indication that his injury shouldn't be serious enough to keep him out of Sunday's game against the Giants. Wide receiver Julian Edelman attended practice a day after appearing court to face an indecent assault and battery charge for allegedly groping a woman at a nightclub. Edelman was also a...

Welker gives thumbs up

By Carolyn Thornton

Wes Welker 'Feeling Good,' Ready to Play Against Giants Despite Neck Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker said he's good to go for Sunday's game against the Giants after suffering a neck injury that caused him to miss one practice this week. Welker was on the wrong end of a high hit from Steelers safety Troy Polamalu, and New England's leading receiver sat out Wednesday's practice. He returned for Thursday's full...

Patriots WR Welker misses practice

New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker missed Wednesday's practice due to a neck injury.It was unclear when Welker suffered the injury, although the Boston Herald noted that Welker took a blow to the head by Pittsburgh's Troy Polamalu in Sunday's game.The 30-year-old Welker has an NFL-high 57 receptions for 824 yards and six touchdowns this season.

Patriots WR Wes Welker shakes off neck injury, prepares for Giants

After photos captured Troy Polamalu’s tackle/decapitation of Wes Welker (left) in last Sunday’s game, it was no surprise that the Patriots wide receiver has had some problems with his neck. Welker missed Wednesday’s practice and was a limited participant yesterday with a neck injury. But the NFL’s leader in receptions reported today that he’s feeling better. “I’m feeling...

Wes Welker Returns to Practice After Suffering Neck Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Wes Welker returned to practice Thursday after missing his first session of the regular season with a neck injury that he likely suffered due to a hit from Steelers safety Troy Polamalu. The wide receiver missed Wednesday's practice, which was most likely a cautionary measure because he returned Thursday when the Patriots were in full pads. Linebacker Dane Fletcher...

Giant test for Wes Welker

FOXBORO - Wes Welker still leads the NFL in receptions and confidence. Despite two down games, the Patriots...

Patriots release injury report: Wes Welker was out with a neck injury

 Maybe it had to do with that nasty tackle Steelers S Troy Polamalu put on him last Sunday. But WR Wes Welker did miss practice with a neck injury, as we thought. Wanna bet he’s fine by Sunday? Oh, and DL Shaun Ellis and TE Aaron Hernandez  were also limited. Ellis may miss this week, but we’ll see. Check out the Patriots injury report: Player Pos. Injury Wednesday Participation...

Big Blue takes aim at little Welker

The most dangerous weapon in Tom Brady’s arsenal might be the most difficult player to cover in the entire NFL, Wes Welker.

Welker questionable; Bradshaw doubtful for Sunday's game

By Mike McDermott

Patriots release injury report: Welker was limited, Haynesworth’s back is back

Earlier this morning, we told you about the fact that Patriots WR Wes Welker returned to practice after missing yesterday with a neck injury. That’s a good sign for his availability Sunday. But the fact that DT Albert Haynesworth’s back injury is back isn’t fantastic. As for the Giants, they are dealing with the foot injury to RB Ahmad Bradshaw and a new neck injury to pass...

Antrel Rolle on Wes Welker: “I can handle anything”

Giants safety Antrel Rolle says he has nothing to fear when he lines up against Patriots receiver Wes Welker on Sunday. Asked if he can handle Welker in his usual role of covering the opposing team’s slot receiver, Rolle said, “I can handle anything.” Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News writes that when…

Giants Know Pats’ Offense is More Than Just Wes Welker

The Giants are not falling over themselves believing that the Patriots’ offense consists of QB Tom Brady and WR Wes Welker. There are plenty of capable players on that offense, including veteran Deion Branch and TEs Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Safety Antrel Rolle was asked about the challenge of facing Brady and Co: “I don’t know about everybody else but I love it....

The next “Pay the man” campaign: Arian Foster

There isn’t a lot of rhyme or reason to what players get a “Pay the Man” campaign built around them. No one cares Wes Welker is wildly underpaid. The talk around Matt Forte has become so tiresome that even this Tulane grad is getting sick of it.   (When LeBron James chimes in, things have…

Three Key Players: New England Patriots

1. Tom Brady Gee, you think? I don’t like to use my “key player” picks on someone so obvious, but when you’re facing the Patriots, it all starts with Tom Brady. The Patriots have the #2 passing attack in the NFL, and while it’s arrogant to think the Giants can shut Tom Brady down, they do have the pass rushers to slow down the high flying Patriots. You know the drill;...
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