Wes Welker Back at Practice With Patriots | Can He Avoid The PUP List For 2010?
Tom Brady isn’t on the same page with the New England Patriots. Or vice versa.
Neither is Randy Moss.
With a black hole attempting to swallow everything in New England that is the ingredients to an potentially explosive and cohesive offensive machine, at least one thing is going kinda right.
Shocking NFL analysts and followers everywhere, wide receiver Wes Welker is participating in Patriots’ practices, stretching, doing high-knee’s, and even cutting on the field.
Next step: make fantasy owners cry for passing him up.
Surely, Welker, nor the Patriots, are trying to prove anyone wrong, ruin a budding career, or even remotely have fantasy football owner’s hearts in mind.
But, boy, is this impressive, or what?
Tom Brady is gracing magazines and websites over his contract issue with the Patriots, and we all know more than we care to about Randy Moss and his own contractual and egotistical issues.
The question is, can Welker make it back in time to make you look like a genius for drafting him early? Or is he still headed for an inevitable six-week stay on the Physically Unable to Perform list?
Judging by reports leading up to this mammoth report, all signs point to, well, it being a definite possibility.
Welker is already taking the field, running, cutting, and throwing his legs around like they don’t even have ligaments.
True, this rigorous, heartfelt comeback attempt at such an ambitious rate could work against Welker and New England, damage the knees further, or simply drain Welker of all the juice he has left in his knees.
But that wouldn’t be the Wes Welker we know.
He’s never been a touchdown machine, but Welker surely has been the NFL’s token slot-man, the guy who can get a first-down just about any time you absolutely need one.
The PPR demon; the guy who gets more receptions than Jared Leto gets “you look gay” taunts. The guy that would have been the Super Bowl MVP in 2007, had those 18-0 Patriots closed the deal.
But he still has a knee healing from an ACL-tear. He’s still a ways away from making this unreal comeback complete.
However, his job is still there. Julian Edelman was impressive last year, but he’s not Wes Welker.
And from what we’re seeing and hearing, on just the second day of June, Welker is well on his way to making sure that job stays his.