NFL: Baltimore 31, New England 30

BALTIMORE, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Justin Tucker kicked a game-winning 27-yard field goal with no time on the clock Sunday for a 31-30 Baltimore Ravens win over New England.
Patriots, Welker can't agree on deal

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass., July 16 (UPI) -- New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker will play under a one-year deal after he and the team failed Monday to reach a long-term contract.

Nike, NFL unveil new uniforms

NEW YORK, April 6 (UPI) -- Nike and the National Football League held a launch event in New York for the league's new uniforms, which feature lighter fabrics and a more contoured fit.

Patriots make Welker 'franchise' player

FOXBORO, Mass., March 5 (UPI) -- The New England Patriots used their franchise tag Monday on receiver Wes Welker, guaranteeing him more than $9 million in salary for the 2012 season.
Gronkowski 'questionable' for Super Bowl

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Brady sits with sore shoulder

Brady sits with sore shoulder

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Jan. 18 (UPI) -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sat out practice Wednesday to nurse his sore left shoulder.

NFL: New England 31, Indianapolis 24

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 4 (UPI) -- Rob Gronkowski hauled down a pair of TD passes and ran for another score for New England, which kept Indianapolis winless with a 31-24 victory Sunday.

NFL: New England 38, Philadelphia 20

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Tom Brady's three touchdown passes Sunday helped the New England Patriots rebound from a slow start to register a 38-20 win over Philadelphia.

NFL: New England 30, New York Jets 21

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- BenJarvus Green-Ellis scored twice en route to a career-high 136 yards Sunday, powering New England Patriots past the New York Jets 30-21.

NFL: New England 31, Oakland 19

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Wes Welker hauled down nine passes for 158 yards and a score Sunday, helping the New England Patriots defeat Oakland 31-19.

NFL: Buffalo 34, New England 31

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Rian Lindell's 28-yard field goal as time expired Sunday lifted the Buffalo Bills to a 34-31 victory over the New England Patriots.

NFL: New England 38, Miami 24

MIAMI, Sept. 12 (UPI) -- Tom Brady passed for a team-record 517 yards Monday, racking up four TD passes in the New England Patriots season-opening 38-24 win over Miami.
NFL: New England 45, New York Jets 3

NFL: New England 45, New York Jets 3

FOXBOROUGH, Mass., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Tom Brady passed for four touchdowns and BenJarvus Green-Ellis rushed for a pair of scores Monday in the New England Patriots' 45-3 rout of the New York Jets.
NFL: New England 45, Detroit 24

NFL: New England 45, Detroit 24

DETROIT, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes during an enormous second half Thursday that rallied New England to a 45-24 victory over Detroit.
Report: Welker has left knee surgery

Report: Welker has left knee surgery

BOSTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has undergone surgery to repair two left knee ligaments, the Boston Herald said.
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Wes Welker
New England Patriots Wes Welker celebrates his first quarter touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys October 14, 2007 at Texas Stadium in Irving, TX. Welker had two TDs as the Patriots beat the Cowboys 47-27. (UPI Photo/Ian Halperin)

Wesley Carter "Wes" Welker (born May 1, 1981 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is an American football wide receiver for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He played college football at Texas Tech.

Despite being undrafted, Welker has had a successful career to date. Only one player in NFL history, Gale Sayers, had more all-purpose yards in his first three NFL seasons than Welker did with the Dolphins; Welker holds the Dolphins' all-time records for total kickoff returns, kickoff return yardage, and total punt returns. Welker, who led the league in receptions in 2007 (tied with T.J. Houshmandzadeh) and 2009, also holds the three highest single season reception totals in Patriots history, and is the only receiver in NFL history to record at least 110 receptions in three consecutive seasons (and, in fact, in any three seasons). He has also been selected to the Pro Bowl and/or All-Pro Team in each of his first three seasons with the Patriots.

Welker(TE) started his football career at Heritage Hall School in Oklahoma City, where he and Graham Colton were teammates. In his junior year, he helped lead his team to the 2A State Football championship over Tishomingo High School; in that game, Welker had three touchdowns, over 200 all-purpose yards, a 47-yard field goal, and an interception. Also, in 1999 he was named The Daily Oklahoman All-State Player of the Year, and Oklahoma State Player of the Year by USA Today. Welker played in the 2000 Oil Bowl, scoring a 40-yard field goal for the Oklahoma team. Out of high school, Welker was not recruited much as he was considered to be too small to play at the college level. However, after a recruit at Texas Tech backed out of his scholarship, it was offered to Welker. Said Welker of the experience:

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