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Welker not ready to leave New England

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  October 12, 2011 05:20 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Wes Welker is in the final year of his contract and today the receiver told the Dallas media via a conference call he would like to stay with the Patriots.

“Well, of course I want to stay here but as of right now I don’t really think about it,” Welker said. “I just try to focus on this year and everything I can do to help the team this year.”

Welker is on pace to collect record-setting numbers this season and he said wouldn't be the receiver he has become without Tom Brady.

“No. There’s no question,” Welker said. “There’s no way I would. I think in my time in Miami I went through four or five quarterbacks and didn’t play as much. Being here, with Tom, in this offense, I am not going to sit here and say I’d have the same numbers. No way.”

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