Talk of Wes Welker's role with the team should subside this week after he led all receivers in snaps played ... Julian Edelman played the most snaps of any receiver in the first half (38) but didn’t play in the second half because of a left hand injury.
If that Pats are trying to keep Welker out of their game plan, they sure are having a hard time after TE Aaron Hernandez went down last week and now Edelman getting hurt his week. Both injuries have allowed Welker to stay on the field. His status should be pretty safe for the next few weeks, until Aaron Hernandez returns, then it will be a wait-and-see approach. Newly signed TE Kellen Winslow played just four snaps.