Found December 20, 2011 on Busted Coverage:

41,000 Twitter followers and counting for Wes Welker. The guy joins the revolution today and is nearly half way to Gronkowski’s 117k number without the help of a porn star photo scandal. As for the accounts Welker is following: Erin Andrews, Schefter, Gronk, Jim Rome and a guy who just goes by John. Of course we’re hoping for more shots of his Hooters girlfriend Anna Burns and jabs at Rex Ryan about feet. As for what Hoodie thinks, he’s taking the ‘I don’t know what that is,’ approach.

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When will Bill Belichick join Twitter? "Never"

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More nerdness and numbers: How much salary space do the Patriots have now?

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