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.

Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

Andrew Hawkins celebrates joining Patriots with 'Ballers' spoof

Andrew Hawkins' situation isn't far off from a character in HBO's "Ballers." And he played into those connections with a video on Twitter.

The slot receiver, who signed with the Patriots on Wednesday, shares some similarities with the fictional football player Rickey Jerret, a veteran receiver who wades through interest from a number of teams, including New England, during free agency. Because of those similarities, Hawkins spoofed on a scene from "Ballers" where Jerret works out with Patriots receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola. Hawkins imposes his face over Jerret's.