It was uncertain whether or not Wes Welker would make the trip down to Atlanta, Georgia for the Patriots pre-season game against the Falcons on thursday. He did indeed go, but we will have to wait and see if he gets any playing time. Either way, it’s a good sign that Welker is more or less participating in all team activities. We all hope he’ll be ready to go for the start of the regular season. If not, Julian Edelman looks pretty promising as a replacement for the short-term and a compliment down the road coming off a 90 yard receiving game in the first pre-season contest against the Saints.