ESPN's Adam Schefter joined Dennis & Callahan Friday morning to talk about all the contract issues surrounding the Patriots, and he is not optimistic about the chances of Logan Mankins playing for the Pats this season. "I don't like the way this is going," Schefter said. "I don't like the way it has gone. You never know. Something could happen to change the tenor of the talks and the direction of the negotiation, but right now it's ugly. Right now, I'd say no. I don't think he's playing there. My guess today is, I don't like the way this is going.

Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo joined the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about team news heading into Sunday's season-opener vs. the Bengals. Mayo said he isn't concerned about the team's young players. "I think we have some guys that are willing to learn, that are willing to get better, that aren't stuck in their ways," he said. "Sometimes when you have older players, they get stuck in their ways, they think they know it all. These guys are very coachable. We're getting better each and every day."

 

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The Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady have agreed on a four-year contract worth approximately $19 million a year, according to Peter King of SI.com, who made the announcement at halftime of the Saints-Vikings game Thursday night on NBC. Brady, who was set to enter the final year of a six-year contract he signed in 2005, will reportedly sign the deal tomorrow. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com.
 

According to a report out of Cincinnati, which has since been confirmed by Pro Football Talk, Bengals defensive end Antwan Odom is facing a four-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance.

 

The report states that the only reason the ban has not been announced because Odom was appealing the decision. Should his appeal be rejected or even shortened, he would miss the Bengals' season opener against the Patriots on Sunday. 

 

Bengals' Thursday injury report

Did Not Participate in Practice

WR Andre Caldwell (groin)
CB Brandon Ghee (head)

Limited Participation in Practice
HB/FB Brian Leonard (foot)

Full Participation in Practice
DT Geno Atkins (knee)
DE Jonathan Fanene (hamstring)

What appears to be a cell phone video has surfaced on TMZ.com documenting the moments following Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's car accident this morning. The video features Brady after he'd left his car standing by the scene. It also features two men from the other car, one of whom was bleeding from the head.

 

To watch the video, click here.

Patriots' Thursday injury report

Did Not Participate in Practice
OT Nick Kaczur (back)
CB Terrence Wheatley (foot)

Limited Participation in Practice
WR Julian Edelman (foot)
RB Laurence Maroney  (thigh)

Full Participation in Practice
CB Kyle Arrington (groin)
DT Ron Brace (ankle)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
LB Jermaine Cunningham (ankle)
DE Brandon Deaderick (toe)
TE Aaron Hernandez (knee)
DE Myron Pryor (knee)
WR Matt Slater (hamstring)



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Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis sounded off on the New York Jets Thursday, suggesting the team boasts too much for a team with no recent hardware. In speaking with the Baltimore and New York media prior to Monday night's season-opener against Rex Ryan's squad, Lewis said there are teams they should be more worried about.