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Wes Welker talks knee, Pats and T.O.

Patriots receiver Wes Welker appeared on FOX Sports Radio Thursday to discuss, among other things, the status of his surgically repaired knee and his feelings about free agent Terrell Owens’ interest in New England.

“It’s doing well,” Welker said of his reconstructed ACL, “kind of plugging along getting in more of a training mode than a rehab mode.  It has been going good so far, taking it a day at a time.”
As for a decision on Owens, Welker is unsurprisingly leaving it up to Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
“He is obviously a great talent and a great player and personally I think the guys we have at receiver, we brought in some guys,” said Welker.  “Whatever coach thinks, he is going to do what is best for the team and if that is what it is we are all for it and looking to move ahead.  At the end of the day it comes down to the coach’s decision.
“I am really happy with the guys that we have got.  I think we really have a good group of wideouts that are going to work hard and give everything we have got for each other and that is the way we need to be.”
UPDATE: ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted Thursday that he “know[s]” Terrell Owens will not be joining the Pats.  We’ve got no reason to doubt Schefter on this one, but nothing is ever absolute in this business.  Most of the time.

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40 Responses to “Wes Welker talks knee, Pats and T.O.”
  1. Cheesewizer says: Jul 15, 2010 3:15 PM

    Interpretation:
    If coach brings him here, he better not be an a-hole.

  2. HarrisonHits says: Jul 15, 2010 3:16 PM

    “I think we really have a good group of wideouts that are going to work hard and give everything we have got for each other”
    LOL nice little backhanded slap at TO Wes, subtle but nice.

  3. SomeFans says: Jul 15, 2010 3:22 PM

    Stay classy Wes. At least he’s not spouting off at the mouth about winning the Super Bowl like the boneheads in noo jersey.
    He’s smarter than to paint a bullseye on his teams back.

  4. Steel Dahn Sahth says: Jul 15, 2010 3:25 PM

    Poor Wes, missed the hidden camera days…….

  5. ampats says: Jul 15, 2010 3:27 PM

    Welker is a class act.
    Sorry Cheesewiser, your interpretation is wrong.
    What Welker is saying and better yet knows, its not worth even discussing because it is not going to happen.
    As the roster stands now,the depth chart at WR is very deep and the final cuts will be difficult.
    Remember the names, Brandon Tate and Taylor Price.

  6. SeriousRadio says: Jul 15, 2010 3:28 PM

    This is obviously a softball post to appeal to all the Pat fans out there screwing off at work. Florio is forcing a TO conversation where there isn’t any. The rest of us would love to see two prima donnas – Moss and TO – fighting with Brady for the ball, while Brady keeps tossing safe 7 yarders to Welker.

  7. sharkattack says: Jul 15, 2010 3:29 PM

    Why would T.O. go to NE? There is absolutely now way he would be higher than 3rd on the depth-chart. The other 81 is thrice Owens talent at this point, and no one in the league can do what Welker does. Moss was known as a diva earlier in his career, but has been a model citizen in his NE days.
    So you have two guys you want on the field every play, and then Edlman (sp?) looked promising last year, where does Owens fit? sub-package? decoy?
    I doubt Owen would be a model citizen during a 30-catch year.

  8. JimmySmith says: Jul 15, 2010 3:31 PM

    He will probably leave the video taping up to Bill Bellicheat too, that’s how it rolls in New England.
    Hey, Wes, did you stash any of the 19-0 tee shirts in a hidden locker before they confiscated them?

  9. 8man says: Jul 15, 2010 3:32 PM

    Anticipated quote from ItalianArmyGay:
    [Insert rambling diatribe about cheating Patriots, video cameras, Brady and Giselle shooting at camera men, Belichick wearing rag tag hoodie, Matt Walsh, taping, Bridgette Moynihan's son, asterisks, and etc. here.]

  10. Manbearpig says: Jul 15, 2010 3:34 PM

    Yeah, because Schefter is always right. See schism, Vikings.
    Sure looked like a big schism while Favre was mid air-chest bumping his teammates after all 33 of his touchdowns last season.

  11. Marv_Sleezy says: Jul 15, 2010 3:37 PM

    What a mush mouth – What he said made no sense – was he drunk?
    “He is obviously a great talent and a great player and personally I think the guys we have at receiver, we brought in some guys,”

  12. PAC-MAN says: Jul 15, 2010 3:46 PM

    I hope T.O comes to new eangland that anuther wide out for Brady but if he does come to the pats he better keep his attitude straight

  13. TheSleepness says: Jul 15, 2010 3:48 PM

    Terrell Owens to the Vikings..heard it here first, folks.

  14. MrHumble says: Jul 15, 2010 3:49 PM

    T.O. and Randy Moss playing on the same team…..yeah, like that’s gonna happen. These two have had their spats down through the years and they don’t like each other. Ain’t gonna happen and I don’t know why the Pats would want someone like T.O. on their team. Moss has proven that he can accept that it is Brady’s team……T.O. has never been able to accept that he isn’t the star of every team he has been on.

  15. Scourge says: Jul 15, 2010 3:49 PM

    What is up with the Patriots? They always go after old veterans in free agency. Why don’t they make some trades for a solid 1st round WR and get some youth in there for Brady?
    Brady is going to have to take something off of his passes so the old dudes can catch up to them.

  16. Scourge says: Jul 15, 2010 3:52 PM

    Also – T.O. is not going to have many excuses for dropping passes – Brady pretty much puts them in your front pockets. So when T.O. get’s butterfingers, he’s gonna just have to throw himself under the bus.

  17. Iā™„Patriots says: Jul 15, 2010 3:56 PM

    # SeriousRadio says: July 15, 2010 3:28 PM
    This is obviously a softball post to appeal to all the Pat fans out there screwing off at work. Florio is forcing a TO conversation where there isn’t any. The rest of us would love to see two prima donnas – Moss and TO – fighting with Brady for the ball, while Brady keeps tossing safe 7 yarders to Welker.
    ====================================
    At least Pats fans have jobs to screw off at.
    Question…..
    Why is it that Steeler fans are the biggest idiots on here? They are the only ones that come to Pats threads to talk sh*t. Even Jets fans leave us alone for the most part.
    Grow up Pittsburgh fans. Oh wait…..look at the city’s “hero” and “role model”…………….

  18. Mark0226 says: Jul 15, 2010 3:59 PM

    The headline is misleading. He didn’t exactly talk about TO. Someone asked a question about TO, and he deferred to the coach.

  19. KILLER FIN says: Jul 15, 2010 4:01 PM

    TheSleepness: ya I could actually see that!!! better toughen up his little girl hands for that tho, Brett can still throw a bullet!!!

  20. TampaBayBucs6and10 says: Jul 15, 2010 4:02 PM

    T.O. and Barry Bonds can hang out in the stands.

  21. KILLER FIN says: Jul 15, 2010 4:19 PM

    Bucs could use T.O. too!!!

  22. Iron Wolf says: Jul 15, 2010 4:26 PM

    Jimmy Smith is just as lame as ItalianArmyGuy

  23. Snuff Smith says: Jul 15, 2010 4:28 PM

    T.O will be a Raider

  24. Mike_Florio says: Jul 15, 2010 4:38 PM

    FYI – Jimmy Smith is the gay product of Italian Army Guy + Matt Walsh.
    Just gayer.
    Not that there is anything wrong with that.
    Out.

  25. LAEaglefan says: Jul 15, 2010 4:42 PM

    Its no secret why T.O. was a good boy in Buffalo. No matter what he said, the team wasn’t going to be a winner. So why waste his act over an argument whether the team would be 6-10 or 7-9 if he had more passes thrown to him? Save it for when people will pay attention.

  26. ampats says: Jul 15, 2010 4:43 PM

    I love Patriots,
    Let the Steelers fans comment, because they will not have much more to say once the season begins and they start 0-4 only to finish 5-11 in last place behind the Browns.
    Dumb fans/dumb comments is what you can come to expect from the urine colored towel waving fanbase.

  27. ejtowne says: Jul 15, 2010 4:52 PM

    Steel Dahn Sahth says:
    July 15, 2010 3:25 PM
    Poor Wes, missed the hidden camera days…….
    I love it! Hidden camera! The Patriots are f-ckin cheatin motherhuckers!! Not so in contention without your spying huh? They must miss that hidden cam!

  28. Belichick Is God says: Jul 15, 2010 4:56 PM

    Scourge said: Why don’t they make some trades for a solid 1st round WR and get some youth in there for Brady?
    assuming Welker is out for awhile:
    #2 WR = Edelman (2nd year)
    #3 WR = Tate (2nd year, but a rookie due to injury)
    #4 WR = Price (rookie)
    veteran depth = Holt or Patten.
    Like much of the rest of the team, the WR corps is being youth-transformed. About 40 of the 80 roster players are 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year guys.
    The Pats are old no more…

  29. SomeFans says: Jul 15, 2010 5:14 PM

    “Dumb fans/dumb comments is what you can come to expect from the urine colored towel waving fanbase.”
    Stay classy there posers. Who were the pats fans prior to 2001? ***crickets***

  30. BKjetsfan101 says: Jul 15, 2010 5:46 PM

    ampats you are a total and complete dumb@ss. u make it like ur some smart dude with all ur stupid witty comments while in reality your just another homo talking trash behind his keyboard. go do something else its good for u

  31. billssuperbowl2010 says: Jul 15, 2010 5:49 PM

    marvin harrison also “used” to be a class act

  32. BKjetsfan101 says: Jul 15, 2010 5:52 PM

    ampats you are a total and complete dumb@ss. u make it like ur some smart dude with all ur stupid witty comments while in reality your just another homo talking trash behind his keyboard. go do something else its good for u

  33. rusH1023 says: Jul 15, 2010 6:15 PM

    sharkattack says:
    Why would T.O. go to NE? There is absolutely now way he would be higher than 3rd on the depth-chart…
    __________________________________
    Because he said he didn’t mind the idea, publicly?

  34. smithopher says: Jul 15, 2010 7:42 PM

    @ belichick is god – the pats are young now, but look where their youth got them last year – an early playoff exit? Brady said it himself, these guys need to play tougher. The team’s got youth, but nobody said it was good youth. Everybody just assumes Belichick’s getting his players cause he’s the best coach in the league, etc… the problem with it all is that Brady is gonna be showing signs of aging soon, and I’m not saying it’ll necessarily happen this year but within the next three or four, it’ll start happening. These players will start off with Brady still in his prime, then he’ll start falling off and they’ll eventually play with someone who’s a nobody next to Brady. That’ll throw them off, I think Brady has the same effect as Peyton Manning, how they make their receivers generally look better than they are. They need to start thinking about their future QB, find somebody they can see handing the franchise to, go draft him and develop him for a good 3 years. McCoy probably would’ve been the safe pick this year.
    But what if Brady wants out? What if Peyton Manning signs a contract for over 20 mil a year and Brady demands something along the lines of 18+? Arguably, Brady deserves more, as he’s got the insane single season records and three rings. Are the Patriots going to sign him to that contract? They’ll franchise him next year if he doesn’t sign, but how many years will they franchise him until it gets outrageously high to give him that tag? A team like San Francisco is one Tom Brady away from being a serious playoff contender. If they can free up a little money, I think that’s a team right there who’d pay 20 mil a year to give it a go. When you’ve got Alex Smith and JT O’Sullivan playing QB for the past few years and an otherwise talented team around them, Tom Brady seems like he’s worth 20 mil to that team.

  35. Wrathchild says: Jul 15, 2010 8:12 PM

    Well, they should bring someone in because Welker’s not playing this season.

  36. Dryheave says: Jul 15, 2010 8:41 PM

    WOW!….that’s some real “breaking news” from Schefter……anybody with half a brain knew that Owens wasn’t going to the Pats…..that’s was just Owens flapping his gums……no way would Belichick put up with his drama queen antics.

  37. Memp! says: Jul 15, 2010 9:26 PM

    I like turtles

  38. ItalianArmyGuy says: Jul 16, 2010 12:55 AM

    @8man
    Anticipated quote from ItalianArmyGay:
    [Insert rambling diatribe about cheating Patriots, video cameras, Brady and Giselle shooting at camera men, Belichick wearing rag tag hoodie, Matt Walsh, taping, Bridgette Moynihan's son, asterisks, and etc. here.]
    =====================
    No, I’m just laughing my a$$ off about Randy Moss being considered part of a group that is “going to work hard and give everything we have got for each other”.
    Hilarious!! You idiots talk about Randy like he’s Hines Ward, and is actually willing to work hard and gives a crap about your other receivers.
    Wake and Bake Randy. It’s almost midnight – time to hit the clubs

  39. ampats says: Jul 16, 2010 9:11 AM

    BKjetsfan,
    Thanks for considering my comments witty BUT you are the dumbass that posted the Jests were favorite because vegas said so.
    Probably one of the dumbest comments posted on PFT

  40. BCGreg says: Jul 18, 2010 11:55 PM

    @ Steel Dahn Sahth
    Hmm, let’s see. Welker joins Pats in 2007. Pats get caught in game 1 of 2007. Since then, according to the haters, no cameras. From 2007-2009, Welker had 346 receptions, 15 TDs and 2 Pro Bowls. Yeah, it was the cameras. Effing MORON!
    @ SomeFans
    Where were the fans prior to 2001? You mean the fans who have sold out Foxboro since 1994? You mean the fans who watched playoff teams in the late 70s, mid 80s, and mid-late 90s? Are you kidding? Get your facts straight. Effing MORON!
    @ JimmySmith and Italian Gay Guy
    Effing MORONS!

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