Newbie Welker is embracing Twitter


Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has been on Twitter for less than 24 hours, and not only does he have nearly 80,000 followers already, he seems to have taken a liking to the social media outlet.

As of 9:20 a.m., he had already tweeted 11 times this morning, telling fans he was pumped for practice and trying to fire up teammates and fellow tweeters Chad Ochocinco and Rob Gronkowski for a post-practice lifting session.

For a fun and unfiltered glimpse at some of the personalities of some of the Patriots' pass-catchers, Welker (@WesWelker), Ochocinco (@Ochocinco), Gronk (@RobGronkowski), Aaron Hernandez (@AaronHernandez) and Deion Branch (@deionbranch84) are all worth following.

Welker and Hernandez are both Twitter newcomers, apparently at the urging of Ochocinco, a Twitter juggernaut with more than 3 million followers.