The Boston media caught up with Welker at the team's facility Friday, and the Patriots' leading receiver said his wrist was fine.
"I never wore a brace so I'm not sure where that's coming from," Welker said. "I don't know, whatever they think, they think. I'm just out there trying to play some ball."
Welker also denied that he donned a soft-cast before begrudgingly agreeing with the suggestion that the black contraption on his wrist was merely a sleeve.
"Just a little lining," Welker said. "Yeah, I guess a sleeve."