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Keeping perspective on Wes Welker

Don't read too much into WR's lack of playing time, or anything else from Week 1

Updated: September 11, 2012, 2:50 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

Let's not lose sight of the big picture.

That's the main thought that comes to mind after the Patriots opened the 2012 season with a convincing win on the road against the Titans, yet one of the dominant storylines coming from the game was Wes Welker's limited production and reduced playing time.

Welker is part of the story, given his contractual status and failed negotiations with the team this past offseason, but when it becomes the story, it seems ...

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