A mixed mailbag this week

Updated: May 17, 2011, 11:47 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

This week's Patriots mailbag comes at an interesting time on the football calendar. The buzz from the draft has faded a bit, there is no free agency to fully analyze, and the dark labor clouds continue to hover over the game.

The result is that the mailbag is like a Patriots buffet -- a little bit of everything.

Let's get right to it.

Hey Mike, any word on Wes Welker and his health? I know last year his production dipped a bit, but I think a lot of people overlooked the Herculean ...

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