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December 8, 2012

History on tap, Patriots’ Welker set for Texans

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. —

Welker usually does.

As a slot receiver, he catches passes at the line of scrimmage as well as quick slants, then does a good job running after the catch.

He also can take advantage of certain defensive formations and break down the field. And he makes key contributions even when the ball is thrown to someone else. He doesn’t give up on plays.

That’s not likely the change.

“He busts his butt harder than anybody to make sure he’s doing his job to clear out on a certain route or to take some coverage with him so another guy can get the ball,” Brady said. “I think that’s what makes Wes really special, is his selflessness as a player.

“But the ball always seems to find a way to him.”

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