Patriots WR Wes Welker was back at practice yesterday but wouldn’t tip his or the team’s hand on whether he’ll make his preseason debut tomorrow when the Patriots host the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium.
Welker was on the sideline in street clothes last Thursday, when the Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-25. He did not practice Sunday or Monday but participated in yesterday’s morning walkthrough, catching passes, before returning to practice in the afternoon. The practice was held in shorts and light shoulder pads.
“I feel good,’’ said Welker, who didn’t shed any light on his absence. “[I’m] excited to be out here and hanging with my teammates and going through a walkthrough and getting ready.’’