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New England Patriots Links 5/24/10 - Wes Is Indeed More; OTAs Begin Today

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<em>Despite having his leg amputated below the knee, Wes Welker still participated in his football camp for kids</em>.
Despite having his leg amputated below the knee, Wes Welker still participated in his football camp for kids.

Mike Reiss offers the full transcript of Wes Welker's Q&A with the media Saturday.

How does Brady look? "He looks really good. He’s working hard, he’s getting after it. It’s always ‘one more’ with him. If it’s not perfect, it’s ‘another one, another one.’ He’s like ‘two more to this side’ and I’m like ‘So that’s about 10.’ You love to see it, but at the same time, you’re looking at your watch and like ‘My parking sticker is about to run out of time here. Let’s go.’ It’s good to see."

Albert Breer watched as Wes Welker participated with the kids at his Old Spice Football Camp.

"Wes Welker jogged around the turf at Thayer Academy without a hitch in his step, demonstrated drills for campers, and at one point even extended to make a leaping catch of a wayward throw."

Ian Rapoport talks about just how tough Wes Welker is.

Wes Welker felt "something" in his shoulder last season, but the Patriots [team stats] receiver never deemed it painful enough to keep him off the field. "I didn’t really tell anybody about it," Welker said. "It was bothering me, but it wasn’t to a point where it was like, ‘I can’t go.’ "

Instead, Welker never missed a snap because of what turned out to be a torn rotator cuff. But the fact that he shrugged off a torn rotator cuff without so much as asking the trainer for help - no wonder he didn’t appear on the injury report - speaks even louder about his toughness.

"It was a deal where I was making a tackle on an interception, went to go hit somebody and came down on it," he explained. "But you know what? I didn’t really know that (it was so severe). It was just kind of there."

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