"I have not watched it. I've gotten the reports. I'm disappointed with all the profanity. I think Rex can make his points without all that."

--Tony Dungy, August 16



If you’ve been to Foxboro for any of the Patriots’ 25 training camp practices over the last two-plus weeks, it’s been a hard sight to miss.

Former Colts coach and current NBC pregame analyst Tony Dungy was critical of Jets coach Rex Ryan during an appearance on the Dan Patrick Radio Show on Monday.


The excessive vulgarity used by Ryan on HBO's "Hard Knocks" program was too much for Dungy, who told Patrick that he would not consider Ryan a candidate if he were in a position to hire a head coach.


Patriots head coach Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on The Big Show Monday and touched on a variety of topics, including if wide receiver Wes Welker would play in any preseason games.


"We'll see how that goes," said Belichick of the All-Pro wideout. "I wouldn't rule it out, but I wouldn't say it's a definite either. We'll just take it day by day with Wes like we do with everybody else." 


FOXBORO -- Sounding a more cautious tone following this week's final practice of training camp in Foxboro, Wes Welker said he still needs to make more progress in getting his surgically-repaired left knee ready for game action. 


Defensive end Aaron Schobel has decided to retire, according to a report from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

The former Buffalo pass rusher, who has 78 sacks over a nine-year career (all with the Bills), was considered one of the premier defensive players on the market after he was released by Buffalo earlier this month. But despite the fact that several teams had shown an interest in the 32-year-old — a group that reportedly included the Patriots and Texans — he told McClain that he has decided to retire.

Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork joined the Dale & Holley show on Monday morning to talk about the Ty Warren injury, voluntary workouts and training camp.


FOXBORO -- The decision to place veteran wide receiver Torry Holt on season-ending injured reserve with a reported knee injury was made "in the best interest of the club," Patriots personnel director Nick Caserio said on Monday morning. 


Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his first weekly appearance of the season on the Dennis & Callahan show early Monday morning. Regarding the finger he injured during Thursday night's preseason opener against the Saints, Brady played down its severity. "I hit a helmet in the game," he said. "It's nothing. It's one of those things that happens."


FOXBORO — Derrick Burgess said it was a personal matter and not the possibility of retirement that kept him away from the first two-plus weeks of training camp, and now he’s fully committed to be a part of the Patriots going forward.