Welker & pursuit of elusive ring

In a piece now posted on ESPNBoston.com, Jackie MacMullan writes on receiver Wes Welker and his pursuit of an elusive Super Bowl ring.

There's plenty of chatter regarding "windows closing" on the Patriots' title hopes in these parts. In Welker's case, it must feel as though all 10 of his fingers got slammed in that sill.

The numbers say he has done his job, but as we all know, when it comes to the New England Patriots, only one number truly holds any weight: How many rings you got?

For Welker, it's zero, but not just any zero. We're talking one of the most searing, excruciating, unbearable zeroes in New England football history.

MacMullan talks with quarterback Tom Brady about Welker, who says: "Everything means so much to him. He cares unlike anyone else. There's not one second of one day where Wes isn't doing something to help himself be a better player for this team."

To read the piece, CLICK HERE.