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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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05/26/16 04:01 EST
FOXBORO -- Call them Tom Brady’s prized pupils. Every year about this time, whenever the quarterback gets a chance, he’ll separate himself from the rest of the roster and go off to work with a few handpicked members of the Patriots offense. The sessions, which usually take place during special teams drills, are often held in a far corner of field, away from the rest of the team and occasionally under the watchful eye of one or two coaches. As a player, once you get the invite to join those workouts on a consistent basis, you are fundamentally being welcomed into Brady’s circle of trust. In previous years, it’s a group that’s included Randy Moss, Wes Welker, Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. In those moments, Brady is not taking an interest in you because he likes you. He’s doing his part to help craft the foundation for offensive success down the road, working on a series of routes and combinations that help ensure everyone is on the same page. A quick
05/25/16 03:11 EST
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On Thursday, we’re going to get a chance to watch real, live football. Well, not real football. There will be guys on the practice field behind Gillette Stadium in helmets, but they’ll running around in t-shirts and shorts as part of the organized team activities each team holds throughout the spring. (Thursday’s workout will mark the third of three on-field practices for the week.) It can be dicey to read too much into OTA reports in May, but with the understanding that these workouts represent the earliest possible sighting of the 2016 Patriots as a group, here are a few things we’ll be watching when we get a look at practice on Thursday morning. 1. The new wide receivers. By the sound of things, it probably wouldn’t be a surprise if Julian Edelman and/or Danny Amendola weren’t on the field for at least part of the spring sessions. That, combined with the offseason departure of Brandon LaFell, will open the door for some of the new receivers to get on
05/24/16 10:25 EST
When it comes to Deflategate, it’s my understanding that the only legal option that hasn’t been explored is the possibility ofTom Brady becoming Roger Goodell’s butler. As expected, Brady’s legal team filed its petition on Monday for an en banc hearing before the Second Circuit. It’s a long shot, as pointed outhere by noted legal scholar Bart Hubbuch. But Patriots fans certainly can take solace in the fact that absolutely nothing has gone according to plan either way for both sides throughout Deflategate. Think about it:There’s no way Goodell would suspend Brady for four games over something like this. There’s no way Berman would overturn Goodell’s ruling. There’s no way the three-judge panel would overturn Berman. With that in mind, who’s to say that at least seven out of the 13 judges won’t say yes to the hearing, which would open the door for Brady to play in 2016? I mean, it pretty much jibes with the rest of this case.
05/18/16 10:29 EST
Let’s start with what we know. Julian Edelman has a walking boot on his left foot. (He apparently ditched the motorized scooter on which he rolls around Costanza-style while in New York City.) It is the same foot he injured last November that caused him to miss the stretch drive. It’s not known just how much of the spring (and potentially summer) workouts he’s going to miss, but history tells us that receivers who climb on board late often times have a difficult task when it comes to getting up to speed again with the quarterback. The rest? Well, that’s all pretty much up the air. Ultimately, only time will tell whether or not Edelman will be firing on all cylinders come late July. But truth be told, at this point in the offseason the news of a minimal health issue involving Edelman brings with it a general sense of ... unease. (Compounding the issue is the news that Danny Amendola is enduring a health issue of his own.) We’re not going to go too deep into the



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Mike Reiss with Dale, Hol…

Mike Reiss with Dale, Holley and Thornton

Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- Roger Goodell is maddening! -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.

NFL SUNDAY with Mike Giardi and Chris Price -- A look at the AFC East post NFL Draft -- 5-1-16

Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.

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Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.

Head Coach Brad Stevens with Dale and Holley

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WEEI Celtics Podcast - NBA.com's Ian Thomsen on Spurs-Thunder Ending, Danny Ainge's next move for Celtics 5/3

Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.

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5-28 Danny Picard - Red Sox Review

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Tim Neverett talks with John Farrell on Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen

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Red Sox Review with Mut, 5-26-16

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Butch Stearns with DJ Bean and Pete Blackburn -- The season is officially over for the Bruins; where do we go from here? -- 4-10-16

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The Red Sox honored the '86 team, 5-27-16

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OMF, Whiner Line 5/27

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Dale and Holley's Final Drive Including Laroy's Freestyle Friday 5/27/16

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Red Sox Review with Mut, …

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