Welker Cites ‘Personal Issues’ For Missing Time This Preseason

August 27, 2012 12:00 AM " FOXBORO (CBS) — Is something strange going on with the Patriots and Wes Welker? It seemed that may be the case on Monday morning, though as is always the case with the Patriots, finding any potential problem would require looking through several layers of mystery.

Welker missed some practice time last week in Tampa, and he didn’t play at all in Friday night’s preseason game, despite most offensive starters playing through the third quarter. The receiver said his absence was not due to injury.

“A lot of it is personal issues, so I’ll just leave it at that and let coach [Bill] Belichick take care of everything else,” Welker said.

Welker Cites ‘Personal Issues’ For Absence

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When asked to clarify that it was not an injury that kept him off the field, Welker offered little more.

“I mean, I think you can just talk to Coach on that,” Welker said.

Reporters then asked Belichick about Welker’s status.

“Day to day,” Belichick said "

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