Welker leaves with neck injury

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Welker leaves with neck injury

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran DETROIT - A poor night for the Patriots in Detroit may wind up being a costly one as well. Wide receiver Wes Welker injured his neck making a second-quarter tackle after a Tom Brady interception. Welker walked slowly to the sidelines, was checked by trainers and then walked off the field even more slowly at halftime. The Patriots media relations staff said Welker's return was questionable. Right guard Dan Connolly also was injured in the first half and didn't return.
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NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

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NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

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.