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Wes Welker sets NFL mark

Updated: December 17, 2012, 8:18 AM ET
By Field Yates | Special to ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker became the first player in NFL history with five seasons of 100 or more catches when he corralled his fifth catch of the evening in the fourth quarter of the Patriots' matchup with the San Francisco 49ers.

Welker broke a record he previously shared with Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison and current Bears wide receiver Brandon Marshall, who each have four seasons of 100 or more catches.

Welker has finished three of his first ...

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