- Mike Reiss, ESPN Staff Writer
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Former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, who now serves as a football analyst on ESPN, shares his thoughts on how Wes Welker's recovery from knee surgery could affect the team's offense early in the 2010 season.
Bruschi focuses on the early part of the season, sharing his opinion that Welker probably won't be on the field at that time.
"Other receivers must step up," Bruschi said, pointing first to veteran Torry Holt and Julian Edelman.
Bruschi also mentions 2009 third-round draft choice Brandon Tate, who missed most of last season with knee injuries.
"He has great potential to help this offense," Bruschi said.