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Red Raiders in the NFL 10.8.14

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ICYMI, Wes Welker set the record for the most catches by an undrafted receiver. Unfortunately, other Red Raiders in the league are injured, but one returns from injury.

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Welker breaks receiving record. Wes Welker is one of only four receivers from the 2004 draft who are still in the league, and this week he broke the record for the most catches by an undrafted player. Sports Illustrated takes an interesting look at him in comparison to Larry Fitzgerald, who was drafted 3rd in the 2004 class.

"Obviously you have to have ability first and foremost," Welker added. "But at the end of the day, it's your mentality, how you approach each and every day, how you practice, what you do in your off time to get ready. All those things play a big part, and then when you get out there on the field, you have that attitude that you're not going to be stopped."

Line Welker up next to Fitzgerald, and it's almost laughable that the two play the same position. Their roles on their respective offenses differ greatly, but it's that attitude that unites them, that prompts Arizona coach Bruce Arians to say that having Fitzgerald as a Cardinal is "like having Peyton [Manning] come into your locker room." Arians knows full well the scope of that compliment; he was Manning's quarterbacks coach for the first three seasons of his career.

Amendola suffers head injury. After taking a shot to the head on Sunday, Danny Amendola left the game with a potential concussion and did not return. He did catch one pass for 7 yards before his injury.

Amendola appeared to get kicked in the head at the end of a play, and was visibly woozy coming off the field.

Crabtree foot injury may be more serious than originally thought.

The wide receiver could be suffering from an injury that is far worse than San Francisco is letting on. Apparently, Crabtree is suffering from a foot injury in the same area that he had surgically repaired multiple times. That is causing his time on the field to be inconsistent. He was targeted just four times on Sunday and caught just one pass.

Amaro does well but Jets struggle. Jace Amaro caught three passes in the New York Jets' 31-0 loss to the San Diego Chargers. As the Jets continue to struggle, many continue to advocate to give him a larger role based on his early success in a limited role.

Waddle returns as starter. After being out for the beginning of the season with a calf injury, LaAdrian Waddle returned to the starting lineup for the Detroit Lions this week.

Let's head north to the CFL. Seth Doege struggles in first CFL start, but this happened: