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Wes Welker With Boomer & Carton: No Shame In Hair Plugs

Ex-Patriots Receiver: No, I Don't Think Brady Got 'Em
Wes Welker before the procedure in January 2012. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Wes Welker before the procedure in January 2012. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – There’s no shame in Wes Welker’s game.

The Denver Broncos wide receiver revealed in 2012 that he underwent a hair-restoration procedure while with the New England Patriots. And he’s still “absolutely” proud of it.

“I don’t understand why people are so ashamed of doing it,” Welker told WFAN co-hosts Boomer Esiason and Craig Carton on Thursday. “It’s funny because a lot of guys give me a hard time about it, and then all the sudden they’ll pull me aside and be like, ‘Hey, uh, what’s the number of that doctor, um, to get that procedure done?’ “

There have long been whispers about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady possibly getting hair plugs. Welker took on the vital topic.

“You know what, he tells me he didn’t,” Welker said of his former teammate. “And I tend to believe him. I think he caught it early and has been able to prolong it. But yeah, he says he hasn’t.”

There was some football talk, too.

Welker left Brady behind in New England during the offseason, signing a two-year deal with the Broncos. He talked about being lucky enough to go from one Hall of Fame quarterback to another in Peyton Manning.

“They’re so similar,” he said. “They’re both magicians back there. They keep people accountable. The great leaders across the board, it’s a lot of the traits that you want in your quarterback, and that’s why they’re so successful.”

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