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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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08/29/15 01:35 EST
The Patriots eked out a 17-16 win over the Panthers Friday night in Charlotte, the second straight preseason victory of the summer for New England. But in the preseason, wins and losses are often secondary, as the real importance is on individual performances, situational football and how each player respond to what might best be described as stressful situations. And there’s always worth noting which players did well to take advantage of the opportunities that were presented to them. With that in mind, here’s a look at who had a good night for the Patriots, who had a bad night, and what it all means going forward into the final week of the preseason. FIVE UP Running back Dion Lewis Coming into Friday's game, there was some uncertainty surrounding who had the lead in the race to become the Patriots’ next third-down back. There isn’t anymore. Lewis basically shut it down on Friday night, as he had a team-high four catches for 20 yards to go along with three
08/26/15 10:03 EST
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With two preseason games complete and training camp in the books, it’s time to update the roster projections for the 2015 Patriots we initially delivered in the spring and added to late last month. As always, we want to make one thing perfectly clear -- there will be plenty of roster shuffling between now and the start of the regular season. And because of injury, scheme and personnel, the team you open the year with often bears no resemblance to the one that is on the field at the end of the season. But with the start of the regular season now just around the corner, it’s clear the basic foundational roster elements that will help shape New England this year already are in place. With that in mind, here’s what the 53-man roster projects to look like at the start of the 2015 regular season. OFFENSE: 25 Quarterback (2): Jimmy Garoppolo, Tom Brady/Ryan Lindley One way or another, it’ll be two quarterbacks to start the season. Either Garoppolo and Brady or Garoppolo
08/23/15 11:34 EST
Few people have watched more preseason football the last three-plus years than Rob Gronkowski. Including Saturday’s game against the Saints in New Orleans, the Patriots’ record-setting tight end has sat out New England’s last 11 preseason games. The last time he played in a preseason contest? Aug. 24, 2012, against the Buccaneers in Tampa. The Patriots have opted to keep Gronkowski on ice during the preseason since then, with the understanding that when it comes to summertime football it’s mostly better to be safe than sorry. Look, you can get injured at any time. And there’s always a benefit to taking and delivering some hits before the start of the regular season. But there’s a risk/reward element when it comes to preseason reps -- particularly for proven veterans -- that isn’t always worth the gamble. Just ask the Packers and Steelers, each of whom lost key players in Sunday’s preseason game. Green Bay wide receiver Jordy Nelson went down
08/23/15 12:30 EST
The Patriots posted a come-from-behind 26-24 win over the Saints on Saturday night in New Orleans. However, as is the case in most preseason games, the score is secondary to the individual performances. And in the case of the contest against the Saints, how many of the youngsters did taking advantage of the opportunities for playing time that were handed to them. With that in mind, here’s a look at who had a good night for the Patriots, who had a bad night, and what it all means going forward. FIVE UP Wide receiver Chris Harper The rookie receiver out of Cal continues to make his case for a roster spot, putting together his second straight impressive preseason outing. He had five catches for 69 yards, and his touchdown grab at the end of the first half provided a nice spark for an offense that had been struggling to that point in the evening. His scoring grab was a well-executed all-around play: Jimmy Garoppolo showed nice patience in the pocket as he scrambled, but kept his head



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It Is What It Is Cast: Re…

It Is What It Is Cast: Reggie Wayne makes his practice debut with Patriots

WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.

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Head coach Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran on Patriots Monday and discusses the team's progression in this preseason, and the acquisition of WR Reggie Wayne.

DE Chandler Jones with Dale, Holley and Thornton

Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.

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We Love Anthony Davis - Space Jam and Celtics Summer League with Jay King. 7-23-15

Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.

We Love Anthony Davis - Michael Holley Recaps NBA Free Agency 7-9-15

Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.

We Love Anthony Davis - Are the Celtics doomed? 7-1-15

How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.

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Henry Owens Player Of The Game Interview 8-21-15

Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.

Dave Dombrowski, Red Sox President of Baseball Operations 08-19-15

Joe and Dave are joined buy newly appointed President of Baseball Operations for the Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski. Dave talks about wanting to hit the ground running in Boston, and joining the organization during the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.

Bruins GM Don Sweeney wit…

Bruins GM Don Sweeney with Dale and Holley

Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.

Fluto Shinzawa, NHL reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the Sunday Skate crew to discuss the future of the Bruins franchise 4-19-15

The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.

Sunday Skate with DJ Bean, Naoko Funayama and Pete Blackburn - HOUR #2 - 4-19-15

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Hey look Mort is wrong ag…

Hey look Mort is wrong again! 8-28-15

Another hour of Mort being wrong.

Chris Mortensen stepped in it again 8-28-15

Callers reacted to another mistake by Mort.

Mike Florio calls out Chris Mortensen 8-28-15

The great Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk joined us on the latest Mort screw up.

Foreshadowing Pats Openin…

Foreshadowing Pats Opening Night, 8-28-15

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Previewing the Pats dress rehearsal, 8-28-15

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Three For All - Barkley sends shots at agent, Emotional pre-game speech & a Gruden is fat, 8-28-15

The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.

Dale and Holley's Final D…

Dale and Holley's Final Drive / Freestyle Friday - 08-28-15

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No apologies... Mort keeps digging that hole deeper each week

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Chris Mortensen made some…

Chris Mortensen made something up?!?!?!?!

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