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03/20/2012 - 6:48pm
Padilla slowed with hamstring injury

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Fifth starter candidate Vicente Padilla suffered somewhat of a setback when he injured his hamstring while working out in the JetBlue Park weight room Monday. Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine said the team was waiting to judge what kind of timetable the pitcher would be on in the coming days.

Padilla has pitched in four games, giving up five runs on 13 hits over 10 innings, striking out nine and walking one.

In other Red Sox injury news, reliever Franklin Morales is scheduled to make his spring training debut Wednesday when the Red Sox travel to Bradenton to take on the Pirates.

"I feel good," said Morales, who was dealing with shoulder weakness. "It was just precautionary. But now I feel healthy. All I need to do now is throw a couple of innings and I'll be ready to go."

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


03/20/2012 - 4:19pm
Elway: Trading Tebow 'a possibility'
By: DJ Bean

 

Broncos Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said at Peyton Manning's introductory press conference Tuesday that trading former starting quarterback Tim Tebow is "a possibility," and that he had told Tebow that in a phone conversation Monday. 

"Coach [John] Fox and I called Tim last night and talked to him about it," Elway said of the situation. "I think that having been in this game for as long as I have and seen as many friends as I've seen in this game that all of a sudden are there one day and gone another or retire and leave, that this is a tough business. I want to tell you that the toughest thing about this whole thing is Tim Tebow because of what I think of Tim Tebow.

"The things that he did last year was tremendous and helped turn this organization around from a 4-12 team to a playoff team and winning the division. I've got a great deal of respect for him as a person...

03/20/2012 - 2:42pm
Report: Jets have interest in Green-Ellis

According to a report in the New York Post, the Jets have expressed interest in free agent running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

The Jets have yet to schedule a meeting with Green-Ellis, according to the Post report. Green-Ellis visited with Bengals earlier this week. The back rushed for 1,008 yards and 13 touchdowns in 2010 but put up just 667 yards (with 11 TDs) in 2011, also seeing his yards per carry average drop from 4.4 to 3.7. 

For more Patriots news visit weei.com/patriots.


03/20/2012 - 1:32pm
Report: Manning signs $96 million deal

According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, Peyton Manning and the Broncos have agreed to a five-year, $96 million contract. 

Schefter's report did not include how much of the $96 million will be guaranteed for Manning, though Andrew Brandt has reported that Manning will make $18 million in 2012 and there is an injury waiver based on a physical in 2013. Manning will have his introductory press conference with the Broncos on Tuesday afternoon. 

For more Patriots news visit weei.com/patriots.


03/20/2012 - 12:35pm
Peverley will travel with B's, Horton won't
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien said after Tuesday's optional practice that forward Rich Peverley will join the team on its upcoming three-game west coast road trip.

Peverley has not played since Feb. 15 due to a knee sprain, but started skating again last Wednesday. He has yet to take physical contact, but is considered day-to-day by the team. 

Julien also said that there is no news regarding the status of concussed forward Nathan Horton, and that the winger will not be traveling with the team. 

"No, same old same old," Julien said of Horton. "Nothing different. He's still working out but not on the ice yet."

Horton has not played since Jan. 22. He has 17 goals and 15 assists for 32 points in 46 games this season. 

For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


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