Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports joined the Mut & Merloni show Friday with guest hosts Kirk Minihane and Rob Bradford to talk about news from around the NFL.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has a left shoulder issue, but there have been varying reports about the extent of the injury.
"I'm sure it's something," King said. "But I doubt sincerely it's something remotely serious that will either threaten his ability to play in this game or to succeed in the game."
Asked for his postseason prediction, King listed the Patriots and Steelers as his AFC favorites.
"What I'm thinking of right now, regardless of whether Pittsburgh is second or fifth [seed], I like a Pittsburgh-New England AFC championship game," he said. "I just can't quite figure outright now who I like to win that game. … If I see Ben Roethlisberger gimping around like Walter Brennan this weekend against the Browns, I...
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady was on hand Friday for the start of practice for a second straight day after being listed on Thursday's injury report as limited with a left shoulder ailment.
The team practiced in sweats and shells inside Gillette Stadium with only Logan Mankins (left knee) and Sebastian Vollmer (foot/back) missing practice for a third straight day.
The team will hold their weekly pregame walkthrough on Saturday before hosting the Bills Sunday at Gillette in the regular season finale at 1 p.m. ET.
Celtics captain Paul Pierce hinted that his return could come as soon as Friday night's home opener against the Pistons, tweeting on Thursday night, "I'm close very very close very."
Pierce has not played in any of the C's three games during their 0-3 start due to a heel injury suffered in training camp. Sasha Pavlovic has started in his place.
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FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick was pressed several times at the beginning and end of his Friday news conference about the health of Tom Brady. He would not elaborate on his health and did not mentioned the injured left shoulder.
At the beginning, Belichick was asked what Brady was able to do on Thursday, after being given Wednesday off for "non injury related" issues.
"Play quarterback," Belichick answered.
Pressed toward the end of the 16-minute session about the level of confidence Belichick and the staff have in Brady's ability to perform with an injured left shoulder, Belichick elaborated.
"Anybody we put out on the field, I have confidence in or we wouldn't put him out there," Belichick said. "So if they're out there, we have confidence in him. If they're not out there, there is either another player ahead of him or we're not confident they can go out there [healthy]. It's as...
Celtics forward Kevin Garnett will become a limited shareholder in the Roma soccer club of Italy's Serie A, according to an Associated Press report. James Pallotta, a Celtics minority shareholder, bought the soccer team in August along with three other Boston executives and offered a share to Garnett.
Another Roma owner is Thomas DiBenedetto, who is a limited partner in Fenway Sports Group, owner of the Red Sox and the Liverpool soccer club in England. Fenway Sports Group sold a share of Liverpool to Heat star LeBron James earlier this year.
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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Minihane.
A caller to Mike Francesca duped The Pope into thinking that Oscar Robinson was #29 on the list (he was actually #11) which prompted Mike to go insane.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with our good friend John Buccigross and talk some NHL hockey.
Dale, Michael and Jerry open up the floodgates on a freestyle friday and talk about whatever you want.
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