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Wes Welker mystery keeping Patriots mum

FOXBOROUGH — If you were looking for an explanation as to why receiver Wes Welker has seemingly been moved a step back on the Patriots depth chart behind Julian Edelman, you weren’t going to find it Monday.

One day after the sixth-year Patriot started the game on the bench for the second straight week — a rarity in his in New England tenure — neither Welker, Edelman, nor coach Bill Belichick was offering much of an explanation.

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