FOXBORO -- There were reports that Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker was walking around while wearing a "brace" on his right wrist Thursday.
On Friday, Welker said his wrist was fine and denied wearing a brace when asked.
"Um, I never wore a brace, so I'm not sure where that's coming from," said Welker. "I don't know. Whatever they think, they think. I'm just trying to play some ball."
Welker went on to describe whatever was on his wrist by saying, "It wasn't a soft cast. Just a little lining."
President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players and his tweeted dis-invite of the Warriors led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.
At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he encouraged NFL fans to walk out of games in protest.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump told the rally.
He also lamented that football has become less violent.
“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.