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Ryan Hannable interned at WEEI.com in the summer of 2012 and did enough that they decided to keep him around. After graduating from Sacred Heart University, Ryan has spent most of his time covering the Red Sox and Patriots. Ryan's work has also appeared in Metro Boston and ESPNBoston.com, among other outlets. When he's not working you can probably find him on the golf course or in line somewhere for an iced coffee.

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03/22/17 11:31 EST
Disclaimer: This piece should have been written two weeks ago, but all the moves the Patriots made in free agency made this pretty irrelevant at the time considering they no longer are on the team, but they still deserve to be recognized. Cases like Martellus Bennett and Chris Long don’t happen very often, and it’s a nice thing to see. It’s rare to see to a veteran player come to New England (or any team for that matter), play for one year, leave for another team — likely to get more money — and everyone is OK with it. Bennett and Long both will not play for the Patriots in 2017 after winning Super Bowl LI in their one and only season in New England, but it was their genuineness and gritty play on the field that won over Patriots fans quickly, and allowed for people to be singing their praises on the way out the door. Typically, when a player departs from the Patriots they get downgraded on the way out. Flaws are always found in their games and somehow always
03/20/17 10:43 EST
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The majority of the Patriots’ roster for next season has taken shape with all the moves the team made at the outset of free agency. Unlike has been the case in past years, the Patriots were extremely active. It started before free agency even began when the team traded for tight end Dwayne Allen and then continued when it made the first big splash of free agency by signing cornerback Stephon Gilmore to a five-year, $65 million deal. Things continued when Brandin Cooks was acquired via trade and nice pieces were added in Lawrence Guy and Kony Ealy. Things were capped off last week when Dont’a Hightower re-signed for four more years. Three trades and a few signings later, the roster is almost set — besides obviously the draft, undrafted free agents and a few more veteran free agent additions. As it stands now, here’s what the Patriots roster looks like by position going into 2017. Quarterback: Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett (3) Nothing left to be done
03/19/17 11:17 EST
Bill Belichick and the Patriots are always searching for value in free agency and a lot of times this occurs with veterans who want to compete for a championship and/or revitalize their careers. This happens because these players are willing to take below market deals and as everyone knows, the Patriots are all about that. Darrelle Revis is an unrestricted free agent after being released by the Jets at the start of free agency and had all charges dropped against him last week following an altercation on the streets of Pittsburgh last month. With that behind him, the 31-year-old is now looking for a new team. Since the Jets owe him $6 million, Revis likely isn’t going to command top dollar, maybe even just over the league minimum from his next team. Given how cheap he may be, and all the moving parts in the Patriots secondary, some have already tried to connect him to the Patriots for 2017. While for another player in his situation it might make some sense for New England, it
03/15/17 10:18 EST
Everyone in the football world had this offseason circled for the Patriots as they were going to have Dont’a Hightower, Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins all become unrestricted free agents. There was no chance the team could re-sign all three of them, so would Bill Belichick extend one early before they even got to free agency? Would he be able to keep two of the three? It was actually none of those, but after the Patriots re-signed Hightower on Wednesday, it can be said Belichick handled the situation perfectly. All three have signed new contracts with their respective teams, and one could make the argument the Patriots ultimately got the best player for the best price. New England officially re-signed Hightower to a four-year, $42 million deal with $19 million guaranteed, which is a steal and a half compared to the other two players. After being franchised recently by the Cardinals, Jones agreed to a five-year deal worth $82.5 million with an insane $53 million guaranteed, and then



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Phil Perry, CSNNE on the Patriots and NFL free agency

Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency

NFL SUNDAY...the final segment of the year -- 2-5-17

Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.

Gabe Morency, Sports Rage TV and FNTSY Sports Net, joins NFL SUNDAY to go over the various props for Super Bowl 51 -- 2-5-17

Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.

Kirk and Callahan- Will I…

Kirk and Callahan- Will Isaiah Thomas win a title in Boston? 3-7-17

Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.

Kirk and Callahan- Celtics lose after Thomas mishandles the ball 3-6-17

Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.

Danny Picard gives his thoughts on the Celtics, the incredible season Isaiah Thomas is having and potential trade opportunities for Boston -- 2-19-17

The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 19: Being…

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 19: Being Drew Pomeranz

Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 18: Tom Caron

Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 17: The curious case of Carlos Quentin

Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.

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Saturday Skate - Bruins and the All-Star break

Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break

Saturday Skate - Firing Claude

Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian

K&C - Bradford’s play-b…

K&C - Bradford’s play-by-play of the tornado; Riley Dennis is sick of cis sexism 3-24-17

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K&C - Lavar Ball isn’t a factor in drafting Lonzo; Ken Laird was on the Tampa pregame show 3-24-17

Hour 3. The guys don’t think Lavar Ball has any influence on Lonzo’s draft stock. Ken Laird gave a lively performance on the Lightning pregame show.

K&C - Mr. Skin joins the show to weigh in on his Whack-It bracket 3-24-17

The American treasure Mr. Skins joins the show to talk the Whack-It bracket and take calls.

OMF - LaVar Ball is a hea…

OMF - LaVar Ball is a head coach's nightmare, 3-24-17

HOUR 4 - Glenn, Lou and Christian go over a great story in USA Today's "For The Win" blog, which talks about how LaVar Ball was a nuisance towards the head coach Chino Hills high school team, where Lonzo, LaMelo, and LiAngelo play.

OMF - The Whiner Line, 3-24-17

The weekly edition of the Whiner Line

OMF - Does the Bruins losing streak prove that Claude was NOT the problem? 3-24-17

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Freestyle Friday Hour Fou…

Freestyle Friday Hour Four - Malcolm Butler, NFL Draft, more Bruins

Final hour brings in the Patriots to the topic table, and still some more Bruins anger.

Freestyle Friday Hour Three - Bruins Meltdown Deja Vu

Mostly angry fire from Bruins fans this hour, with a little NCAA mixed in as well.

Freestyle Friday Hour Two - Umass Embarrassed, NCAA tourney, Bruins

Three topics on the table in hour #2 of Freestyle Friday

Ep. 56: Howie Carr

Ep. 56: Howie Carr

Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.

Ep. 55: Kirk has a proposal for Callahan and the Producers

Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.

Ep. 54: Richard Deitsch

SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.

SoccerCast - Is Christian…

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Ben, Russ, and Alex discuss the USMNT victory over Honduras, Christian Pulisic's development for club and country, and Bastian Schweinsteiger's move to the Chicago Fire.

The Real K&C - Hardos, strawmen & fart noises 3-24-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have a Friday edition of the K&C recap show as 'Hardo Mut' was in with Kirk and Gerry.

Enough About Me - Ep. 56: Howie Carr

Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.

Enough About Me - Ep. 56:…

Enough About Me - Ep. 56: Howie Carr

Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.

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K&C - Mut takes his shirt…

K&C - Mut takes his shirt off, K&C can’t go to DC; Dino offered his house at a great discount 3-24-17

Hour 1. Gerry tells Kirk that the trip to the White House may not happen for them. Mut takes his shirt off to prove how well the gym has worked. The guys read an old email from Dino.

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K&C - 24 hours with Adam …

K&C - 24 hours with Adam Schefter; Headlines with Kirk; Mut’s workout notebook 3-24-17

Hour 2. Headlines with Kirk. Kirk and Gerry give Mut a hard time for his workout notebook.

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K&C - Bradford’s play-b…

K&C - Bradford’s play-by-play of the tornado; Riley Dennis is sick of cis sexism 3-24-17

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