Wes Welker: Unaware of playbook

Updated: June 27, 2014, 12:07 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Former New England wide receiver Wes Welker added context to a story that exploded last week about the Patriots possibly being in possession of the New York Jets' playbook, saying that playful banter between friends might have sparked the media firestorm.

Welker said that he used to joke with Jets assistant coach Mike Smith often. Welker and Smith were best friends from their time together at Texas Tech, and quarterback Tom Brady got in on the act at Welker's wedding in 2012.

"We ...

Read full story


Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.


  • Cool Under Pressure
    Being thrown "to the wolves" as a freshman at Eastern Illinois helped prepare Jimmy Garoppolo for life as Tom Brady's fill-in.