Randy Moss, Wes Welker Miss Friday’s Practice, Listed as Questionable

by NESN Staff

September 25, 2009

Last Sunday, the Jets' defense proved that Tom Brady and the Patriots' offense are stoppable without Wes Welker.

This weekend, the Falcons may be looking to prove that as well.

Welker, out with a knee injury in Sunday's loss to the AFC East rivals, did not practice Friday, one day after the slot receiver was held to limited participation in Thursday's workout. According to head coach Bill Belichick, Welker, who is listed as questionable, will be a game-time decision when the Pats host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.

Without Welker, Brady and the offense were held without a touchdown in the 16-9 loss at the Meadowlands — the first Pats' loss at the Jets' stadium in Brady's career. The Patriots' quarterback completed 23-of-47 pass attempts (48.9 completion percentage) for 216 yards and was picked once without last season's leading receiver in receptions and yards.

In Week 1, Welker had 12 catches for 93 yards. 

Wide receivers Randy Moss (who also didn't practice Friday), Julian Edelman and Matthew Slater are also listed as questionable.

Below is the complete injury report from Friday:

Out
LB Jerod Mayo (knee — did not practice Friday)

Questionable
TE Chris Baker (ankle — limited participation Friday)
CB Darius Butler (thigh — limited participation Friday)
C Dan Connolly (back — limited participation Friday)
WR Julian Edelman (ankle — limited participation Friday)
S Brandon Meriweather (ankle — limited participation Friday)
WR Randy Moss (back — did not practice Friday)
WR Matthew Slater (elbow — limited participation Friday)
DB Shawn Springs (knee — limited participation Friday)
WR Wes Welker (knee — did not practice Friday)
CB Terrence Wheatley (knee — limited participation Friday)

Probable
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder — full participation Friday)

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