Welker welcomes challenge from Scandrick

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Speaking at a community event on Tuesday, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker responded to Dallas cornerback Orlando Scandrick's comments that he would "make [Welker] work" in this Sunday's game against the Cowboys.

"We'll just see what happens when things go on on Sunday," Welker said, noting that he hasn't yet watched film of the lone game Scandrick has played in this season. "I'm always excited about any sort of challenges. Sunday always presents one, so I'm definitely looking forward to it."

Welker was among about a dozen Patriots to take part in a playground building event at Dexter Training Ground in Providence, R.I. on Tuesday. Players assisted about a hundred volunteers in the final stages of the neighborhood park's re-construction.

Other players in attendance included running back Kevin Faulk; wide receiver Deion Branch; offensive linemen Nate Solder and Ryan Wendell; defensive linemen Vince Wilfork, Jermaine Cunningham, Markell Carter, and Kyle Love; linebacker Gary Guyton; defensive backs Antwaun Molden, Patrick Chung, Sergio Brown, and Devin McCourty; kicker Stephen Gostkowski; and punter Zoltan Mesko.