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12/30/2010 - 3:03pm
Report: Mayo fined for hit against Bills

FOXBORO -- Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo has been informed by the NFL he will be fined for at least one of the several huge hits he laid on the Bills during Sunday's 34-3 rout of Buffalo at Ralph Wilson Stadium, according to the Boston Herald.

 

Mayo told the paper that the league told him he’s been fined for at least one hit in game but wasn’t sure which one was deemed too violent or unnecessary.

 

Players typically received the formal notice of a fine and the amount on the following Friday after the game in question and Mayo had not received his as of Thursday morning. The Patriots leading tackler laid out Steve Johnson over the middle when he crashed into the receiver's facemask with his own. Receiver David Nelson was also the...

12/30/2010 - 1:25pm
Pats practice: Connolly, Brace, Wright miss

FOXBORO -- The Patriots fielded a fairly healthy squad for the start of practice on Thursday outside Gillette Stadium. Only offensive lineman Dan Connolly and interior defensive linemen Ron Brace and Mike Wright were missing from practice on the lower practice field.

 

Connolly and Wright are both dealing with the effects of concussions while Brace is nursing an elbow injury.

 

The team worked out in sweats and shells in the full practice, after an extended walkthrough inside the Dana Farber Field House on Wednesday. For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is


12/30/2010 - 12:18pm
Welker: 'I'm here to play football'

FOXBORO -- Despite suffering a severe injury to his left knee in the 2009 season finale, Wes Welker says he has no intention of sitting out to avoid another similar situation this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins at Gillette Stadium. 

 

"I say I'm here to play football and that's what I get paid to do, and I love playing," Welker said. "No matter what's at stake or what the deal is, I want to play. I know people are probably thinking different about that but I don't worry about other stuff. Whatever Coach Belichick decides for me, that's what I'm going to do. I'm always ready to play."

 

Welker injured the knee against the Houston Texans at midfield, on a grass field that was in questionable condition. He was unavailable for the playoff game against Baltimore, which the Patriots lost at home, 33-14. Welker had reconstructive surgery on his ACL and MCL shortly thereafter and came back to start this...

12/30/2010 - 9:47am
Rivers on D&C: 'I think we're in good shape'

On his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show, Celtics coach Doc Rivers expressed optimism about the health of Kevin Garnett, but added that he will know more later Thursday after Garnett has an MRI. Garnett suffered a leg injury Wednesday night in the first quarter against the Pistons. There was no contact on the play, which fueled fears that Garnett had possibly reinjured his surgically-repaired right knee. The team thinks that the injury was related to a muscle, and not his knee, however.

 

"I can't tell you much more than what you know already," Rivers said. "He's going to do more tests today. We do think it's muscle-related. We don't think it has anything to do with the knee, but we don't know. So we're going to wait and see." Rivers added, "I think we're in good shape here, but you just never know. I'm just going to wait for the MRI. I should know by mid-afternoon." 

 

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12/30/2010 - 8:21am
Top stories of 2010, No. 2: C's playoff run

Our look at the top stories of 2010 continues Thursday with No. 2: The Celtics' memorable playoff run and loss to the Lakers in the NBA finals. Check out Paul Flannery's recap of the C's 2010 postseason and his analysis of what it meant to the organization. And visit WEEI.com Friday to see the year's No. 1 story.

 

Also, make sure to cast your vote for the Boston Athlete of the Year. With two days remaining to vote, Tom Brady has moved into a healthy lead ahead of Patriots teammate Wes Welker, with Celtics guard Rajon Rondo holding the third spot.


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