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Wes Welker travels to Atlanta, Torry Holt won't stick around

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker said Monday that he wasn’t sure if he was traveling with the team to Atlanta, but coach Bill Belichick confirmed Tuesday morning that Welker did make the trip.

“Wes is here,” Belichick said while talking to reporters at the Falcons’ facilities.

The Patriots haven’t said whether Welker will play in Thursday night’s game against the Falcons, but the Patriots have been taking a cautious approach to his recovery from ACL surgery early this year, which would seem to suggest that Welker won’t play.

Welker will, however, participate in joint practices with the Falcons today and tomorrow, in another sign that he’s making progress in his recovery.

Belichick also commented on another veteran wide receiver, Torry Holt, who was placed on injured reserve with a knee injury. Asked if Holt would stick around with the team in any capacity, such as mentoring younger receivers, Belichick answered, “I don’t think so.”

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7 Responses to “Wes Welker travels to Atlanta, Torry Holt won't stick around”
  1. robert ethen says: Aug 17, 2010 10:26 AM

    Belechik was asked if Holt would stick around in some capacity, such as shuffling on the sidelines with his hands in the pockets of a hoodie, stifling yawns.

  2. Beckzhere says: Aug 17, 2010 11:04 AM

    The Falcons will easily win more game than the Pats this year.

  3. LAEaglefan says: Aug 17, 2010 11:08 AM

    Holt won’t stick around with the team but he’ll gladly take his paycheck anyway.

  4. CliveRush says: Aug 17, 2010 11:48 AM

    The young players have performed and made this great veteran expendable. Once he was injured it was the end of the year in Foxboro for him.

  5. ampats says: Aug 17, 2010 12:05 PM

    Holt was a class act. He had a great career.

  6. HarrisonHits says: Aug 17, 2010 1:11 PM

    If they were going to bring in a former player to help coach up the young ones, Troy Brown would be the choice, not Holt who only had a few weeks in the Pat’s system.

  7. cboatner says: Aug 17, 2010 3:44 PM

    If Edelman is healthy then there is no need to bother with Welker.

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