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Tue, 10/02/2012 - 10:14am  

Welker on M&M: Lloyd a 'great addition'

Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker joined the Mut & Merloni Show on Tuesday. Welker was sitting next to Tom Brady on the sideline Sunday in Buffalo when CBS caught Brady's reaction to the officials confirming his third-quarter touchdown rush, a reaction that included a pair of expletives. Brady told Dennis & Callahan on Monday that the words were not directed at the fans in Buffalo or the officials, a statement Welker confirmed on Tuesday. 

"I think he was kind of directing it at me and Deion [Branch] a little bit," Welker said, laughing. "We were giving him a hard time because we thought his knee was down we didn't know what he was doing on the bench, he better get up and get back on the field because his knee was down. So I think they caught him at a perfect moment where we were doing some jawing back and forth."

After splitting time with Julian Edelman over the first two weeks of the season, Welker has returned to a more prominent role in the offense and flourished, catching 17 passes for 271 yards over the last two weeks. 

"Just feels good to go out there and play well and do some good things and win," Welker said. "That's what we needed to get back to and luckily we were able to win the game and do some things out there and put up some big points."

Brandon Lloyd caught his first touchdown pass in a New England uniform on Sunday, a diving catch in the end zone in the fourth quarter of the 52-28 win over the Bills. Welker, who is tied with Lloyd for eighth in the NFL with 25 catches this season, was asked about Lloyd's performance through four weeks.

"He's been such a great addition to our team, not only his play but the attitude he brings to the game and the way he competes and does all those things," Welker said. "He's been a great addition and the catches he's made have been phenomenal, I would just like to have one of those catches that he's shown at least once or twice a game."

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