Patriots notes: Welker (ankle) says 'everything's good'

Patriots notes: Welker (ankle) says 'everything's good'
October 11, 2012, 6:31 pm
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FOXBORO -- Wes Welker popped up on Wednesday's practice report as a limited participant because of an ankle injury. When asked about his ankle on Thursday, Welker said "everything's good."

"Just working hard," Welker said. "Getting ready for Sunday."

We'll continue to monitor the practice reports to check Welker's status.

Seattle's "12th man" at CenturyLink Field was once again a hot topic of conversation Thursday. Vince Wilfork said without hesitation that the Seahawks are the toughest team to play against as a visitor. Wes Welker also remembered New England's 24-21 win over Seattle in 2008 as a very loud game.

Jerod Mayo agreed, but when asked if the noise they'll hear at CenturyLink Sunday will compare at all to Neyland Stadium -- the home of the Tennessee Volunteers, Mayo's alma mater -- Mayo hesitated. "I wouldn't say that," he said with a smile.

It's a long trip to the Pacific Northwest, and some of the Patriots were asked about how they'll handle the flight.

"Sleep hopefully," Logan Mankins said. "That's not always possible. Luckily we have TVs."

Welker said he doesn't mind the long trips with his teammates, but he also likes his alone time on the plane ride. He's planning on throwing on his headphones and watching the second season of "Breaking Bad."