2010 NFL Draft: Can Jordan Shipley Replace the Patriots’ Wes Welker?

February 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

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Reports have surfaced that New England star receiver Wes Welker's recovery from knee surgery is going well, although there is still no certainty that he will be ready for the 2010 NFL season.
Add that fact to Randy Moss recently suggesting that the Patriots "don't pay," and that 2010 is almost certainly his last season with the team, and suddenly what was once a strength for New England could quickly become a weakness.
Even after Tom Brady went down in the first game of the 2008 season, Welker and Moss still maintained great chemistry within the offense, and kept things together, both ending with their third straight season of 1,000+ receiving yards.
Flash forward to Welker's injury in Week 17 of 2009, and suddenly the Patriots are looking at entering 2010 with Randy Moss and Julian Edelman as their top two receivers, in addition to the recently signed David Patten.
Patten is simply a guy who knows the offense and h...

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