NFL Notebook: Welker says Belichick comments 'a joke'
BY BOB BAUM Associated Press
Tuesday, October 09, 2012
10/09/12 at 3:39 AM
Wes Welker told reporters he was only joking when he said after Sunday's game that he enjoyed catching 13 passes against the Denver Broncos to "stick it" in coach Bill Belichick's face.
Welker made a rare Monday appearance in the locker room during media availability to straighten things out.
"It was a joke," Welker said. "I don't know what else to say about it."
Welker did not start in three games so far this season after unsuccessful negotiations on a long-term deal, leading to speculation that Belichick was upset with him over the negotiations.
Redskins say RG3 'looks good' after concussion: Washington Redskins coach Mike Shanahan says "right now it looks good" that Robert Griffin III will be able to play Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Shanahan said Griffin was experiencing no dizziness, headaches or vomiting Monday, a day after the No. 2 overall draft pick suffered a concussion in a loss to the Atlanta Falcons.
Griffin was knocked out in the third quarter against the Falcons on a legal hit by linebacker Sean Weatherspoon.
Arizona RB Williams out for season: The Arizona Cardinals' already embattled running game has taken a severe blow with the announcement that running back Ryan Williams is out for the season with a left shoulder injury that will require surgery.
The Cardinals already are without Beanie Wells until at least Thanksgiving weekend because of a severe turf toe injury.
The hard-luck Williams missed all of his rookie season a year ago with a torn patella tendon. He injured his shoulder on a hard hit during last Thursday night's loss at St. Louis.