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Wes Welker defends kickers at media day

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Denver Broncos receiver, Wes Welker defended kickers in the NFL when asked about the impact of special teams during media day.

NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell has recently said that they could abolish the extra point in the future as the point after touchdown has become somewhat automatic.

Welker was asked in relation to Goodell's announcement: "Shouldn't they just go all the way and get rid of the kickers?"

The Broncos receiver responded, "You know, I enjoy having (Matt) Prater (Broncos kicker) around. The guy makes me laugh so with that being the case, I don't think it'll happen."

The reporter then mocked Prater's record 64 yard field goal earlier in the season, claiming that nobody cared about the record.

Welker once again stood up for his teammate, "I don't know" said Welker, "he made the Pro Bowl so obviously people paid attention to it."

Goodell has not said that getting rid of all the kicker's duties would be an option and it seems that extra points will be staying in the NFL for the foreseeable future.

Prater participated in the Pro Bowl last Sunday for Jerry Rice's team whilst Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker was on Deion Sanders team. Tucker missed a 67 yard field goal in an attempt to win the game in the final seconds.

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