Projecting Wes Welker's return

ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen touched on Patriots receiver Wes Welker during today's "NFL Live" show, looking into his football crystal ball to project when Welker might return to the field again.

"It's normally about a 9-12 month recovery," Mortensen said on the set with host Trey Wingo. "Nine months puts you one month into the 2010 season, so I think that's probably realistically what you are looking at. But everybody is different. They do have Julian Edelman to hold them over until Wes comes back, and they do think he'll be back this year."