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Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Thursday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
NFL: Vikings at Cardinals, 8:25 p.m. (NFL Network; WEEI-FM)
NBA: Clippers at Bulls, 8 p.m. (TNT)
NBA: Knicks at Kings, 10:30 p.m. (TNT)
College basketball: Iowa at Iowa State, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
College basketball: Troy at Seton Hall, 8 p.m. (FS1)
College hockey: Notre Dame at Boston College, 7 p.m. (WEEI-AM)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, Liverpool at FC Sion, 1 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: UEFA Europa, AS Monaco at Ottenham Hotspur, 3 p.m. (FS1)
Soccer: Women’s exhibition, Trinidad & Tobago at United States, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN2)

AROUND THE WEB:

— A day after appearing to soften his stance toward Eagles coach Chip Kelly, Bills running back LeSean McCoy said he won’t shake Kelly’s hand when their teams meet Sunday in Philadelphia.

Kelly, coming off Sunday’s win over the Patriots, had said he would like to shake hands with McCoy, whom he traded for what he said was salary-related reasons in the offseason after McCoy became the franchise’s all-time leading rusher during his six seasons in Philadelphia.

Responded McCoy: “Chip can’t shake [expletive]. He can’t call me. He can’t shake my hand. There’s nothing he can do with me. He can’t say [expletive] to me. It’s as simple as that.”

McCoy initially implied Kelly’s decisions were racially motivated, but he has backtracked on that. He also insists he has nothing against Kelly, saying, “No hatred. We’re not enemies.” But he won’t talk to the coach.

“I’m sure there are people you don’t hate or have an issue with that you don’t speak to,” he said. “I’m with the Bills. He’s with the Eagles. We never had any great relationship, best friends. So there’s nothing to really talk about.”

McCoy’s comments are not sitting well with ESPN analyst Herm Edwards, who during a memorable rant Wednesday said selfish players like McCoy are the reason he no longer wants to coach in the NFL.

— Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis returned to practice Wednesday, back with his teammates for the first time since suffering a concussion in a Nov. 22 loss to the Texans, although he did not participate in any drills.

“He ran a little bit on the side,” coach Todd Bowles said. “So, that was encouraging.”

The former Patriot, who is in the league’s concussion protocol, attended meetings last Friday for the first time since the injury. He has missed two games, and it’s not clear whether he has a chance to be ready for Sunday’s game against the Titans.

“I’ve got to see him run and he’s got to do more practice in order for me to have little more confidence,” Bowles said.

Titans interim coach Mike Mularkey said his team is preparing for Revis to be in the defensive backfield.

“We’re planning on him playing, that’s what we’re doing,” Mularkey said. “The plan is he’s playing and we’re prepping for that. [We have to] understand his ability and what he brings to that defense. He brings a lot more than just his talent outside there. We’re planning on having him lining up out there.”

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw a football for the first time in 3 1/2 weeks, completing a side session and doing some drill work during Wednesday’s practice as he works his way back from a torn plantar fascia, bruised ribs and a sore throwing shoulder.

Coach Gary Kubiak said Manning threw for about a half-hour, with the coach watching.

“Yeah, I am definitely involved with them, whether it’s film or personally [going] over there depending on what’s going on that part of the day,” he said. “We’ve got a good little process going on right now. We’ll stick to it throughout the course of the week.”

Brock Osweiler will look to go 4-0 as a starter when he leads the Broncos into Sunday’s game against the Raiders.

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Dec. 10, 1980, the Red Sox sent the left side of their infield — shortstop Rick Burleson and third baseman Butch Hobson — to the Angels for which three players?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “Feel good, fresh as lettuce.” Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, on being hit 32 times in the last three games

STAT OF THE DAY: 36 — Rebounds for Jared Sullinger in the Celtics‘ last two games, as he collected 16 in Wednesday’s 105-100 victory over the Bulls

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Matt Barnes drains a 3-pointer from halfcourt with a second remaining to give the Grizzlies a 93-92 victory over the Pistons.

Kings guard Rajon Rondo does his one-handed pass-fake/behind-the-back move on a fast break then hits Rudy Gay for a layup against the Jazz.

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan literally throws down a dunk against the Bucks, firing the ball through the net after being fouled.

A high school player hits a full-court shot at the buzzer to win a game.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Third baseman Carney Lansford, outfielder Rick Miller and pitcher Mark Clear

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Chad Stuart of Chad & Jeremy was born on this day in 1940.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
In one of the great rants of all time, ESPN analyst Herm Edwards reacts to Shady McCoy's latest Chip Kelly comments, and we react to him.

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[0:03:50] ... have with you don't want to coach. I don't call it a professional football man. About true. You anymore it's the outfit at exactly the best known about them and the other little football. Let let me ask you this then as I've never seen you this crackdown and you're. Passionate person. Is it possible because of who is coaching. The Buffalo Bills and the way he likes to coach in the way he likes to talk that perhaps some of these players polishing what ...





In one of the great rants of all time, ESPN analyst Herm Edwards reacts to Shady McCoy's latest Chip Kelly comments, and we react to him.

[0:00:35] ... playing time here Sunday in a win by the way against the New England Patriots. And you got. Shady McCoy LeSean McCoy gets traded by Philadelphia. To buffalo. He he makes accusations there's no other way to ...
[0:02:10] ... right it does normally wide receivers. Would be but the wide redeem Muslim world wide redeem those who would normally it is still when you look at the such which the whole. Why would happen. The ...
[0:03:50] ... have with you don't want to coach. I don't call it a professional football man. About true. You anymore it's the outfit at exactly the best known about them and the other little football. Let let me ask you this then as I've never seen you this crackdown and you're. Passionate person. Is it possible because of who is coaching. The Buffalo Bills and the way he likes to coach in the way he likes to talk that perhaps some of these players polishing what ...





In one of the great rants of all time, ESPN analyst Herm Edwards reacts to Shady McCoy's latest Chip Kelly comments, and we react to him.

[0:00:35] ... playing time here Sunday in a win by the way against the New England Patriots. And you got. Shady McCoy LeSean McCoy gets traded by Philadelphia. To buffalo. He he makes accusations there's no other way to ...
[0:02:10] ... right it does normally wide receivers. Would be but the wide redeem Muslim world wide redeem those who would normally it is still when you look at the such which the whole. Why would happen. The ...
[0:03:50] ... have with you don't want to coach. I don't call it a professional football man. About true. You anymore it's the outfit at exactly the best known about them and the other little football. Let let me ask you this then as I've never seen you this crackdown and you're. Passionate person. Is it possible because of who is coaching. The Buffalo Bills and the way he likes to coach in the way he likes to talk that perhaps some of these players polishing what ...





Dale, Michael and Jerry talk about everything NFL football with Peter King of SI and the MMQB.

[0:01:07] ... have a long career pretty editing critically impact or career. With the New York Giants and was an absolute key obviously Gary Super Bowl. But I think and I think so you have to ask yourself the ...
[0:03:28] ... it just reminded me. Oh we'll borrow with Iran's immediate 49ers. On Monday Night Football in which. And I mean Zachary here will be great Ronnie Lott in your camp feel awkward retreat under 49. And again. ...
[0:07:12] ... nobody could deny that their worth that are anything like that. But Rodney Harrison said earlier this year. It's why wouldn't give defensive lineman these gigantic contracts because ultimately. They don't really factoring in whether you ...
[0:09:42] ... when you when it comes to your predictions. Where you have the New England Patriots how park and ago. I think some of that with the and done. Where they're gonna get home field. And I dig ...






Dale, Michael and Jerry talk about everything NFL football with Peter King of SI and the MMQB.

[0:01:07] ... have a long career pretty editing critically impact or career. With the New York Giants and was an absolute key obviously Gary Super Bowl. But I think and I think so you have to ask yourself the ...
[0:03:28] ... it just reminded me. Oh we'll borrow with Iran's immediate 49ers. On Monday Night Football in which. And I mean Zachary here will be great Ronnie Lott in your camp feel awkward retreat under 49. And again. ...
[0:07:12] ... nobody could deny that their worth that are anything like that. But Rodney Harrison said earlier this year. It's why wouldn't give defensive lineman these gigantic contracts because ultimately. They don't really factoring in whether you ...
[0:09:42] ... when you when it comes to your predictions. Where you have the New England Patriots how park and ago. I think some of that with the and done. Where they're gonna get home field. And I dig ...






Dale, Michael and Jerry talk about everything NFL football with Peter King of SI and the MMQB.

[0:01:07] ... have a long career pretty editing critically impact or career. With the New York Giants and was an absolute key obviously Gary Super Bowl. But I think and I think so you have to ask yourself the ...
[0:03:28] ... it just reminded me. Oh we'll borrow with Iran's immediate 49ers. On Monday Night Football in which. And I mean Zachary here will be great Ronnie Lott in your camp feel awkward retreat under 49. And again. ...
[0:07:12] ... nobody could deny that their worth that are anything like that. But Rodney Harrison said earlier this year. It's why wouldn't give defensive lineman these gigantic contracts because ultimately. They don't really factoring in whether you ...
[0:09:42] ... when you when it comes to your predictions. Where you have the New England Patriots how park and ago. I think some of that with the and done. Where they're gonna get home field. And I dig ...






We talk winter classic and Bruins with Rex, former Bruin Mark Recchi.

[0:00:14] ... series that you might remember back in 2011. Former Boston bruins' forward Mark Recchi is on the line with a San Marco aria I don't. We're doing great could just that's sweater on and get to ...
[0:03:19] ... into the arc. Mark the talk in this town is that does Zdeno Chara is not the same defenseman but he spent in the past he's 38 years old. I've even heard some fans called this ...
[0:06:28] ... This year that the equipment. We're talking with former Boston bruins' forward Mark Recchi. Mark yet mentioned earlier the 2016. Bridgestone NHL winter classic which is coming to Gillette Stadium. Mark and Molson Canadian are actually ...
[0:07:16] ... lot supply look at there tonight. I've seen your Twitter feet at Mark Recchi eight I've seen it. You've got a yeah a picture of all three of your Stanley Cup rings one with Carolina one with Pittsburgh won with Boston the Boston what is the biggest. See the evolution that's crazy. Double ...