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Pats WR Welker named Ed Block Courage Award recipient

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By PFW staff

Patriots WR Wes Welker was selected by his teammates as the 2010 recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award.

The award is given annually to a player on each NFL team who "best exemplifies the principles of courage and sportsmanship while also serving as a source of inspiration."

Welker suffered a knee injury in New England's final game of the 2009 season, causing him to miss the playoffs. But the wideout recovered more quickly than expected and was back in the Pats' starting lineup for the season opener. He has started 11-of-15 games in 2010.

He currently leads the team with 86 receptions, ranking fourth in the NFL, and has recorded 848 yards and seven touchdowns.

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