Originally posted on The Rap Sheet  |  Last updated 10/19/11
The Patriots have a bye week, which means they are off this weekend. Players are headed away from Gillette Stadium, including Patriots WR Wes Welker. He’ll be off to Oklahoma City to see his family, maybe watch some NFL football and just chill. “I think you kind of put it out of your mind for a few days,” Welker said. “There’s just so much, every single day, of football, football, football, and so, it’s kind of nice to get a few days and kind of relax and spend time with family and friends and get away from it for a few days.” Still, I wouldn’t expect keg stands and party ice luges.  Well, uh, not in-season anyway.   “I think it’s not like it’s Spring Break, like we’re in college or anything like that, but it’s more of everybody understanding that you still have to work out and do some of those things,” Welker said. “You’re not out there running routes and doing all those things you do on a daily basis, but making sure you’re getting a lot of reps and a lot of sleep and
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