The Providence Journal reports that even though WR Wes Welker has looked good in individual drills for the Patriots in offseason workouts, he still has a long way to go in his recovery. He still is not competing in team work during non-contact scrimmages, but Welker is encouraged with his rehab.
“It’s going good so far,” Welker said recently. “It’s a long process, but I feel like we’re making a lot of strides.” But even though Welker is making strides — he had surgery Feb. 2 but has been running at practice without a limp — the paper reports there’s still a possibility he’ll miss the first six weeks of the season. The Patriots aren’t going to take any chances by rushing his recovery to get him back for the first week of the season. “My plan is to keep working hard, keep doing the things I’ve been doing to get to where I am right now,” said Welker.