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Welker wants to tear it up in a different way against Texans

FOXBOROUGH — The last time Wes Welker faced the Houston Texans was not a day he cares to remember. That was the day, in the 2009 regular-season finale, when Welker tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee as he was running with the ball on his first reception of the afternoon.

“I try not to think about it too much — appreciate you bringing it up,” Welker joked to a reporter on Friday. “I’ve just moved on from it and worked hard and tried to get better and luckily I’m where I’m at today.”

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