New England Patriots: 5 Players Not Named Wes Welker to Watch

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New England Patriots: 5 Players Not Named Wes Welker to Watch
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Wes Welker is the all-time Patriots leader in catches, but has been limited in 2012.

New England has been abuzz about the many different theories surrounding why Wes Welker -- a two-time All-Pro -- has been limited in his involvement with the Patriots offense.

Is he hurt? Are they trying to trade him? Are they mad at him for fighting the franchise tag and talking to the media about contract negotiations?

All of those have some basis in reality, but when it comes down to it everyone knows that as long as Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick are running this team the real reasons will not make it to press. They may as well file it away with the Watergate tapes and the Area 51 evidence.

So with Wes Welker in sight but out of mind, here is a look at five New England Patriots to watch on Sunday night besides No. 83.

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