WALTHAM -- Rookie Kris Joseph has earned the 15th and final spot on the Celtics' roster, the small forward said after Wednesday's practice.
Joseph, a second-round pick out of Syracuse in the 2012 draft, said he "kind of put two and two together" when the team waived Micah Downs and Rob Kurz but said he was given official word following the practice.
Coming into camp, Joseph, Dionte Christmas and Jamar Smith were all battling for two open roster spots, but both Christmas and Smith were cut when the team signed Leandro Barbosa.
Joseph said Wednesday that he hadn't been given a previous inclination that he would make the team, despite the likelihood that the athletic forward would seem to have a leg up on Downs and Kurz.
"You can never tell because everyone is so nice in this organization," Joseph said. "They talk to everyone the same way so you never really know, but when Jamar and DC got...
FOXBORO -- Jerod Mayo was one of six Patriots missing from the start of Patriots practice on Wednesday in sweats and shells outside Gillette Stadium, as the team prepares for the Rams on Sunday in London. Mayo injured his left arm late in the second quarter and returned for the start of the third quarter wearing a black wrap on his left elbow. Also missing Wednesday were Steve Gregory, Trevor Scott, Tracy White, Brandon Bolden and Ras-I Dowling.
Bolden missed last week's game against the Jets with a knee injury while Gregory has missed three games with a hip injury.
Aaron Hernandez was at practice on Wednesday, riding an exercise bike while the rest of the team was running sprints.
The team will practice again in Foxboro on Thursday before taking a red-eye flight to London Thursday night for practice Friday.
The Rams traveled to London earlier in the week and practiced at Arsenal on Wednesday. Danny Amendola returned...
ESPN baseball reporter Buster Olney joined Mut & Merloni on Wednesday afternoon to talk about the Red Sox' managerial situation.
Ousted skipper Bobby Valentine created a stir Tuesday with comments to interviewer Bob Costas in which he criticized the team -- most notably David Ortiz -- and the media. Olney said that shouldn't be a surprise.
"No, and I think it will continue," Olney said. "It's clear that Bobby was not happy with how it ended. He qualifies everything by saying, 'It's my fault, I should have done a better job.' But then he'll also in the same breath not hesitate to take shots at different people.
"The thing I'm going to be curious about is whether or not David Ortiz and others fire back. Or if they say, 'You know what, we know that if you get into this with Bobby, he's always going to be the one who gets the last word in.' David Ortiz, I thought the entire year, really he could have done incredible...
The NHL might be in shutdown mode, but there's still major news from the league. According to multiple reports out of New York, the Islanders will announce Wednesday afternoon that they are planning to move to the Barclay Center in Brooklyn. The team has called a 1 p.m. press conference at the new facility, which is serving as the new home of the NBA's Nets.
The Islanders have played at Nassau Coliseum since they joined the NHL as an expansion team in 1972. Their lease expires in 2015, and team owner Charles Wang has made it clear he doesn't want to stay there. Efforts to get a new arena in Nassau County have been unsuccessful.
The Barclays Center seats about 18,000 for basketball. It's estimated to seat about 14,500 for hockey. The Islanders were scheduled to play a preseason game there on Oct. 2, but it was canceled due to the lockout.
FOXBORO -- After returing a kickoff 104 yards for a touchdown in Sunday's overtime win against the Jets, Devin McCourty was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week Wednesday by the NFL.
The kick return quickly turned the momentum in the game after the Jets had taken an early 7-0 lead by scoring on their opening drive.
McCourty almost suffered the ultimate unfortunate turn of fate, fumbling a kickoff late in the fourth quarter that led to a Jets go-ahead field goal. McCourty said "my teammates saved my life" after the Patriots rallied for the game-tying field goal as time expired in regulation. The Patriots won it on a 48-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski in overtime and a strip-sack of Mark Sanchez by Rob Ninkovich.
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Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane launch the 'new' official podcast of the Kirk & Callahan Show, where they'll bring the edge and the inside info they can't get to on their morning radio show. In the debut episode, the guys give a state of the current K&C 'Casting Couch' and the latest on former fill-in host Gary Tanguay.More from this show
In the 7 am hour Gerry and Kirk discussed the hiring of Rich Keefe and the announcement yesterday on Dale and Holley.More from this show
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.More from this show
The worst kept secret in the city is now official - welcome aboard Rich Keefe.More from this show