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Edelman taking notes from Welker

Posted by Monique Walker, Globe Staff  November 19, 2009 02:48 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman made his NFL debut against the Jets in Week 2, filling in for Wes Welker, who had a knee injury at the time. Edelman caught eight passes for 98 yards in the 16-9 loss.

Edelman has had his share of opportunities in his rookie season but missed two games due to a broken forearm. He returned to the lineup against the Colts on Sunday and said throughout the season he has taken notes watching and playing with Welker.

"It's great to play with Wes Welker just watching him everyday at practice you see him in the game and a lot of guys go to him so it kind of opens you up because he's such a huge part of our offense," Edelman said. "But just watching Wes in practice when we're both healthy, I get to see how he does it which helps me a tremendous amount."

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