Welker out, Moss in for Patriots


Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham

The New England Patriots will be without Wes Welker a second straight week.

Welker's knee isn't ready. He has been scratched from Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons, but Randy Moss will play. Moss was added to the injury report Friday with a back problem.

Welker's absence means Julian Edelman could see a lot of action again. Edelman, who looks like Welker in a different jersey, made his NFL debut last week and recorded game-highs with eight catches and 98 yards versus the New York Jets.

Also out for the Patriots: