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Before The Gronk, there was The Welk

Wes Welker is a staple in the Patriots' offense, and he must be accounted for

Originally Published: January 30, 2012
By John Clayton | ESPN.com

The sight of tight end Rob Gronkowski getting off a plane wearing a walking boot on his left ankle won't change the outcome of Super Bowl XLVI, but his injury will have an impact.

Although the 2011 season has been dedicated to the development of "The Gronk," Gronkowski's high left ankle sprain will re-educate everyone on the value of "The Welk," Wes Welker. Welker caught 122 passes for 1,569 yards, but his incredible totals were lost in the excitement of Gronkowski and Aaron ...

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