FOXBORO -- Safety Josh Barrett was the only player ruled out for Sunday's game with the Cowboys while linebacker Jerod Mayo, who returned to practice Friday, is listed as questionable for Sunday's game at Gillette Stadium. Defensive lineman Vince Wilfork, who missed Thursday for personal reasons, was removed from the list. The Patriots officially listed 12 players as questionable in the official injury report released Friday afternoon:
Did Not Practice
S Josh Barrett (thumb/hamstring) OUT
DL Mike Wright (concussion, placed on injured reserve) OUT
CB Leigh Bodden (thumb) Questionable
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe) Questionable
LB Jerod Mayo (left knee) Questionable
S Sergio Brown (chest) Questionable
CB Ras-I Dowling (hip) Questionable
WR Julian Edelman (ankle) Questionable
DL Albert Haynesworth (back) Questionable ...
Red Sox owner John Henry, in an interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub, said that while CEO Larry Lucchino -- whose 10-year contract is up this year -- is expected to sign a multi-year extension this offseason. However, even though GM Theo Epstein remains in the employ of the Sox and Henry restated that he would want to retain him, he also acknowledged that the Sox are facing a "sad day" with the departures of both manager Terry Francona and Epstein.
"There’s a prohibition against announcements being made during the postseason in baseball. It would be unfair of me to the Cubs, who I don’t care that much about, but certainly to the Red Sox, Theo and the people involved to comment on what’s going on until there’s something to announce," Henry said about where negotiations stand with the Cubs regarding Epstein, who has agreed to a five-year deal with Chicago. "As far as I know, he’s still involved....
Red Sox owner John Henry, in an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub, said that his ownership group was not accountable for the allegations in a recent Boston Globe article that former Sox manager Terry Francona had numerous personal issues.
Those revelations have subsequently been characterized as a smear campaign. Henry said that the issue was a significant one, but insisted that he was not the one responsible for such allegations, and to the best of his knowledge, the rest of his ownership group had similarly not been involved in such claims at Francona's expense.
"Ultimately, if there were team sources involved they do work for us. Did it come from John (Henry), Tom (Werner) or Larry (Lucchino)? No," said Henry. "I don't condemn the story. I condemn personal things coming out. I condemn people who tell personal things about medication, about marital issues. ... It's terrible. I'm ultimately responsible for everything that goes...
Red Sox principal owner John Henry, in an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub, said that the signing of outfielder Carl Crawford to a seven-year, $142 million contract was a decision driven purely by baseball rather than concern about declining TV ratings. Indeed, Henry suggested that the Sox were convinced that the drop in NESN ratings was the result of changes to the people meter that measures TV audiences. That being the case, Henry said that the decision to sign Crawford was driven by a desire to improve the competitiveness of his team.
Indeed, Henry made clear that he opposed the signing, but that he deferred to the desire of baseball operations to add a player who could impact the team's on-field competitiveness.
"[Crawford was] definitely a baseball signing. In fact, anyone involved in the process, anyone in upper management with the Red Sox will tell you that I personally opposed that," said Henry. "We had plenty of...
Former Red Sox slugger Manny Ramirez filed a written plea of not guilty in advance of Friday's arraignment on a domestic battery charge. Ramirez was arrested Sept. 12 after his wife told police he slapped her and she banged her head on the headboard of a bed in their Florida home.
Ramirez, who began the season with the Rays, retired in Aprill after being faced with a 100-game suspension for testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for a second time.
A frustrated Bill Belichick sat down with Michael, Dale and Jerry after the Patriots first loss of the season. We break down why it happened with the coach.
Dale, Michael and Jerry speak with defensive leader Chandler Jones about the Patriots first loss of the season.
We check in with the best NFL analyst on Boston radio, Tedy Bruschi, after the Patriots fell to 10-1 last night in Denver.
An experimental game recap of the Celtics 105-95 victory over the Miami Heat.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discussed the latest from Belichick.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed the latest ESPN on ESPN crime.
Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison called into Ordway, Merloni and Fauria to talk about the Patriots Sunday night loss to the Broncos and doesn't think you ever need to question Gronk's heart or toughness when it comes to getting him back on the field.
Patriots safety Devin McCourty joined the show to talk about the loss to Denver, how well Logan Ryan played, and his own inability to field punts.
Patriots special teams ace, Matthew Slater, joined the show after Sunday's loss to the Broncos to talk about coach Belichick's demeanor after the game, looking forward to the playoffs, Chris Harper's muffed punt, and compares Rob Gronkowski to Shaquille O'Neal.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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