Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker says that it could take a full year before he's 100 percent back to the player he was before tearing his ACL last January. "I don't know if I can really put a number on it," Welker said when asked how he feels. "It takes a full year until I'm me again, is what they say. I'm just trying to take it a day at a time and do what I can with what I got right now." Welker added that he hopes to shed his knee brace at some point this year. "I'm definitely ready to get rid of it," he said. "At the same time, we're going to be cautious with it."