Jan 22 (The Sports Xchange) - The NFL head of officiating confirmed Wednesday that Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker's block on New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib in Sunday's AFC Championship game was a legal hit. Patriots coach Bill Belichick had complained that the block was illegal and a "deliberate play by the receiver." NFL's top official, Dean Blandino, said Welker's hit didn't violate league rules, although it knocked Talib out of the AFC title game. "Under the current rules, this is a legal play," Blandino said, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.
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