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09/19/2014 - 12:22pm
2nd straight day of perfect attendance for Pats

For a second straight day, the Patriots had perfect attendance at practice Friday.

Three players were wearing black jerseys, signifying their achievement as practice players of the week. Practice squad running back Jonas Gray, practice squad linebacker Ja’Gared Davis and defensive lineman Joe Vellano were all wearing their black jerseys on Friday as the team worked out in sweats and shells.

Ten players were listed as limited from Thursday’s practice, including Don Jones, who is nursing a hamstring injury. Julian Edelman (back), Rob Gronkowski (knee) and Jamie Collins (thigh) were also listed as limited Thursday but were out on the field practicing again Friday.

The Patriots are continuing preparation for their home opener this weekend against the Raiders.


09/19/2014 - 11:05am
Harrison on D&C: NFL problems 'sickening'

NBC Sports NFL analyst Rodney Harrison joined Dennis & Callahan on Friday to discuss league news, including the domestic abuse problem. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice, among others, have dominated the headlines the last couple of weeks because of their domestic abuse cases and the league’s reaction. Harrison said the few players who have done bad things off the field have overshadowed the good people in the league.

“It’s really unfortunate because you have five or six guys involved in these domestic disputes,” Harrison said. “It’s...

09/19/2014 - 10:55am
Buchholz aiming to be Jeter's last pitcher

For Clay Buchholz, the scenario is a dream.

He was the kid from Texas who grew up with that poster on his wall of his baseball idol, the one of the guy the young shortstop-turned-pitcher fashioned his baseball world around. And now — one week from Sunday — Buchholz will get the opportunity to become the last pitcher Derek Jeter ever faces.

“It’€™s a game you try and go as deep as you can to be that last pitcher that he faces. I’€™ve definitely thought about that,” Buchholz said. “You have to take care of everybody else before you get to that point. There is going to be a lot of stuff going on. It’€™s something that’€™s pretty neat to think...

09/19/2014 - 8:30am
Mashup: Vick says Goodell 'doing a great job'

Welcome to Friday’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.

FRIDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: MLB: Red Sox at Orioles, 7:05 p.m. (NESN; WEEI-FM) MLB: Dodgers at Cubs, 2:20 p.m. (WGN) MLB: Tigers at Royals, 8 p.m. (ESPN2) MLB: Rangers at Angels, 10 p.m. (MLB Network) College football: UConn at South Florida, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Soccer: Rapids at Real Salt Lake, 10 p.m. (NBCSN)

AROUND THE WEB:

– Roger Goodell has had a target on his back since his mishandling of the Ray Rice situation, but at least one player has his back.

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09/19/2014 - 1:15am
Brady's old boss tells TMZ QB was 'hard worker'

With the events of the last two weeks, it’s now become stop-the-presses news when an NFL star shows up on TMZ.

But the latest “bombshell” involving a member of the Patriots turned out to be harmless, when the news outlet tracked down one of Tom Brady’s old construction bosses.

In the wake of Brady releasing his college resume via Facebook Thursday, TMZ apparently found one of his old employers, Dudlar & Sons Inc. (custom home building), where he spent the summer of 1997 doing manual labor in Michigan. The boss, Frank Dudlar, told TMZ that Brady was a model employee, despite the fact that he had long hair and “was a real skinny kid.”

“He’d scrape concrete curbs with a push broom and shovel,” Dudlar told TMZ. “Brady was the hardest worker that I’ve ever had. I remember my son Gunnar came in one day and said, ‘That Brady kid’s a worker.’”

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