Mare out with calf muscle strain

, Last Updated: 2:57 PM ET

FOXBORO, Mass. (AP) -- Miami kicker Olindo Mare missed Sunday's game with the New England Patriots with an injury to his right calf.

He was replaced by Wes Welker, a rookie kick returner whose extra point in the second quarter was his first NFL point. In four seasons at Texas Tech, Welker kicked only once -- an attempted extra point that was blocked.

Welker was signed Sept. 21 after being released by San Diego, who signed him as an undrafted free agent.

AP-ES-10-10-04 1422EDT


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