Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker plans to play in Sunday's meaningless regular season finale against the Dolphins.
This is a prospect that should strike fear in the hearts of all Patriots fans. The last time Welker started a meaningless game it ended with him crumpled on the field against the Houston Texans. Welker tore both the ACL and the MCL in his left knee and was carted off the field. His absence in the 2009 playoffs was a significant factor in the Patriots' failure to advance.
Welker says his catastrophic injury has not changed his thinking on the topic. “Not at all,” Welker said yesterday. “I’m here to play football and that’s what I prepare to do every single week. That’s my game plan going into this week. Whatever coach Belichick has in stor