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Christopher Price has covered the Boston sports scene for more then a dozen years, working for ESPN.com, SI.com and Baseball America as well as The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, The Miami Herald and Boston Metro. In that time, he’s established himself as an award-winning sportswriter who has been honored by Northeastern University, the New England Press Association and the North Carolina Press Association. In addition, he’s the author of the just published, “New England Patriots: The Complete Illustrated History” and two other books “Baseball by the Beach” and "The Blueprint: How the New England Patriots Beat the System to Create the Last Great NFL Superpower.”

 
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Christopher Price
03/19/2013 - 1:11am
Slot receivers are getting pinched. 
Christopher Price
03/18/2013 - 12:19am
The first six days of free agency have seen a dizzying pace of activity throughout the NFL. As for the Patriots, they’ve said goodbye to a pair of high-profile receivers and added two others, and also made some interesting moves on the defensive side of the ball.
Christopher Price
03/15/2013 - 7:44am
  If there’s one guy who really understands the differences and similarities between Wes Welker and Danny Amendola, it’s Dana Holgorsen. The West Virginia coach worked with both of them when he was a receivers coach -- and later, an offensive coordinator -- at Texas Tech. And on Thursday, he told the NFL Network that any comparisons between the two are “unfair.”
Christopher Price
03/14/2013 - 12:03am
With Wes Welker on the move, the Patriots offense will look different in 2013 than it has the previous six seasons.
Christopher Price
03/12/2013 - 10:01pm
With the first day of NFL free agency in the books, here are five Patriots-related thoughts:
Christopher Price
03/12/2013 - 2:03pm
Consider this the companion piece to the column from Monday that detailed the 20 best free agent signings in Patriots history.
Christopher Price
03/11/2013 - 9:51pm
Because the receiver wasn’t hit with the franchise tag for the second consecutive season, it’s been hard to figure out which direction Wes Welker and the Patriots are headed when it comes to a new deal for the receiver.
Christopher Price
03/11/2013 - 7:48am
With free agency set to start Tuesday at 4 p.m., we decided to take a look back at the 20 finest free agent moments of the Bill Belichick era in New England. The rules for inclusion are fairly standard -- a player had to be signed as a free agent by the franchise from when Belichick took control in 2000 until the present day. In putting together who was ranked where, we included contract, value and overall impact on the franchise, both on and off the field.
Christopher Price
03/09/2013 - 3:56pm
NFL free agency opens Tuesday afternoon at 4 -- not counting the weird negotiating/tampering window this weekend -- which will bring with it a blizzard of rumors, half-truths and hearsay that will likely snap Twitter in half before things are done. But in the end, it’s important to remember that once free agency does get underway, there are fundamentally six different types of contracts that will get done:
Christopher Price
03/07/2013 - 12:19am
Christopher Price
03/05/2013 - 2:28pm
  First, let’s get this out of the way: Danny Woodhead is no Kevin Faulk.
Christopher Price
03/05/2013 - 1:36am
Five (mostly) Patriots-related thoughts as the NFL’s tagging period came to an end Monday afternoon:
Christopher Price
03/02/2013 - 4:30pm
The NFL is a league full of copycats, and so when a read option team managed to make it all the way to the Super Bowl, the rest of the league stood up and took notice.
Christopher Price
02/28/2013 - 1:40am
When it comes to scouting wide receivers and defensive backs, the Patriots have traditionally put a lot of emphasis on the 3-cone drill.
Christopher Price
02/27/2013 - 1:41am
The combine came to an end on Tuesday, and while the scouting process will continue over the course of the next two months with private workouts and Pro Days, here’s a quick look back at who helped themselves and who hurt themselves over the six days in Indy. WINNERS
Christopher Price
02/26/2013 - 5:42pm
Twenty-four hours after the news of Tom Brady’s extension was announced, more contract details are starting to leak out. At this point, here’s what we know, according to multiple reports and different sources: 2013: Salary-cap figure of $13.8 million, base salary of $1 million (fully guaranteed).
Christopher Price
02/25/2013 - 6:21pm
Once again, Tom Brady has put his money where his mouth is.
Christopher Price
02/25/2013 - 12:49am
INDIANAPOLIS -- It’s never easy to predict who the Patriots will target in late April every year, but this time around, the wide-open nature of this year’s draft class makes the task impossible.
Christopher Price
02/23/2013 - 5:46pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- It’s almost impossible to separate Manti Te’o the football player from Manti Te’o the pop-culture punchline.
Christopher Price
02/22/2013 - 7:39pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- If the Patriots are going to trade Ryan Mallett, this is as good an offseason as any.
Christopher Price
02/21/2013 - 11:17pm
INDIANAPOLIS -- The distance between the Patriots and the rest of the AFC East is already pretty wide -- New England has won nine of the last 10 division titles, and done so pretty handily. The only exception to the rule came in 2008 when -- of course -- quarterback Tom Brady was on the shelf for practically the entire season.
Christopher Price
02/21/2013 - 12:38am
 
Christopher Price
02/19/2013 - 9:14pm
This week, the Patriots will join 31 other teams in Indianapolis for the annual NFL scouting combine, which will open Thursday morning at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Christopher Price
02/19/2013 - 1:27am
Tagging season began Monday for the NFL, and for New England, it began a two-week period of relatively uncertain for the three players who are most likely to get hit with either the franchise tag or transition tag between now and March 4.


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It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk will continue to smash and dash

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."

Julian Edelman After Patriots Practice, 7-25-14

Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.

Peter King of MMQB with Dale and Holley

We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.

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Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

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Christian Vazquez with Joe & Daveafter the win at Tampa Bay

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: David Ortiz not afraid of David Price, 7-25-14

Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.

Jon Daniels, Texas Rangers GM, Joins the Trade Deadline Show, 7-24-14

Texas Rangers General Manager, Jon Daniels, joins Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss the upcoming trade deadline.

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The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

Rob Bradford on the lates…

Rob Bradford on the latest with the Sox at the deadline 7-28-14

Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Joe Torre forgets The Boss 7-28-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.

David Ortiz offends the Rays again 7-28-14

John, Meter and Buck opened the show by discussing the latest flap between the Red Sox and the Rays.

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Kevin Millar, MLB Network: David Ortiz not afraid of David Price, 7-25-14

Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to talk about David Ortiz, the struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and the Jon Lester contract.

Julian Edelman After Patriots Practice, 7-25-14

Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.

Drug Abuse ve. Domestic Violence: Fair Comparison, 7-25-14

Given the recent Ray Rice suspension, many people are comparing it to Josh Gordon getting suspended for repeated drug abuse. Tim Benz doesn't think this is a fair comparison. He explains why.

Gronk being Gronk: Althou…

Gronk being Gronk: Although limited in practice, GRONK IS BACK

We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.

NFL setting a strange precedent by only suspending Raven's RB Ray Rice for 2 games

We discuss the suspension of Ray Rice, and how the act he committed certainly seemed like it warranted a harsher penalty from the strict front office of Roger Goodell.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Dumbass Fan Behavior Edition - 7-25-14

We tackle four topics, all sparked by our interest in the story about the Browns fan peeing on Art Modell's grave this past week.

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

The All Star Game and the Worst Ideas in Sports

Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

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Minor Details Ep. 94.1: Are prospects overvalued? Andrew Miller on being traded for Miguel Cabrera

With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.

Ian Browne reflects on 10th anniversary of Red Sox-Yankees brawl

A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.

Fantasy Football Podcast July 24th Edition

With Training Camp starting this Thursday and the August Draft Season inching closer, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are ramping up the Fantasy Football content to meet the demand! Today’s podcast gives an in depth look at Pete’s Top 50 Wide Receivers Article that is LIVE on WEEI.com right now. Pete breaks down the receivers by Tiers and the podcast gives full analysis of those Tiers and the players who occupy these spots and why. Get prepared for your drafts and enjoy!

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Kirk Minihane on what motivates the media 7-25-14

Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.

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