Welker responds to McGinest: Why'd you leave?

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Welker responds to McGinest: Why'd you leave?

One day after Willie McGinest said Wes Welker had a "diva attitude" for saying he might skip minicamp -- and just hours after our Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran called out McGinest for his comments -- Welker has fired back . . . via Twitter.

@williemcginest why did u ever leave the Pats and play for the Browns? Wes Welker (@WesWelker) April 25, 2012

Well, Welker doesn't have the history 100 percent correct. McGinest was actually cut by the Patriots before he received what Curran called a "golden parachute" from Cleveland -- a 3-year 12 million contract with 6 million guaranteed.

Still, the sentiment of Welker's tweet remains: You got you're money, Willie. Aren't I entitled to mine?

UPDATE: Word travels fast on Twitter, it seems. Minutes after Welker's jab, McGinest reponded.

@WesWelker My point exactly. We're all expendable at Patriot Place Willie McGinest (@WillieMcGinest) April 25, 2012
We'll have more updates if and when this Twitter jousting resumes.

Funeral for ex-Patriot Ron Brace scheduled for Monday

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Funeral for ex-Patriot Ron Brace scheduled for Monday

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. - Former New England Patriots defensive lineman Ron Brace is being laid to rest in his home town.

A celebration of his life will be held at St. John's Congregational Church in Springfield, Massachusetts, on Monday morning followed by a noontime funeral service. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery.

Brace died at his family's home April 24. He was 29.

Police say his death was not suspicious and appears to be have been caused by a medical condition.

Brace grew up in Springfield and attended Burncoat High School in Worcester, Massachusetts. After a standout career at Boston College, he was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of the 2009 draft and played four years with the team.

He is survived by his parents and six siblings.

What positions were not addressed by Patriots in draft?

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What positions were not addressed by Patriots in draft?

Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the negatives for the New England Patriots in the NFL, including not selecting a running back and not adding depth for linebackers.