Patriots Welcome Wes Welker to OTA

Wes Welker

Wes Welker attemps a diving catch in a 2009 game against the Buffalo Bills.

What did Wes Welker do on the near 5-month anniversary of tearing his ACL and MCL against the Houston Texans?  Naturally, he went out and practiced.

While Wes wasn’t seen making sharp cuts, save for a few routes at 3/4 speed, he was seen stretching, jogging, and catching a few balls.  This bodes extremely well for the timetable for the slot-receiver to return to action, a timetable that most people expected to last until at least the 6th week of the 2010 NFL Season.

Randy Moss, through WEEI,  had this to say about the seeing the “slot machine” back in action- “I’m a big fan of Welker’s [from] way before he came here, back when he was in Miami, so I can’t wait to have him back on the field whenever that day comes. The sky’s the limit, so we’ll see what happens.”

While having Welker at 100% for the opening game against the Bengals is still considered a long-shot, Patriot fans now have reason to be optimistic.

Tags: OTA, Practice Notes, Wes Welker

2 Responses to “Patriots Welcome Wes Welker to OTA”

  1. Jared says:

    Love the new look of the site. If yesterday, someone predicted Welker would run some routes and catch some balls from Tom today….someone would of got slapped. But that fantasy was a shocking reality this morning. No contact, no serious cuts, but running routes on June 2nd!?!? Its early, but I still say PUP list until week 7 for Wes, playing it safe. But week 1 was another one of those fantasies yesterday…that could also be more of a reality now.
    JNIMZ

    • NEPD says:

      You’re absolutely right Jared – week 1 for Welker is now in play, where before it was just wishful thinking



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