Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo made his weekly appearance on The Big Show, discussing cutdown day with Pete Sheppard and and Kirk Minihane. The Patriots made some surprising moves Friday in releasing the likes of quarterback Brian Hoyer and wide receiver Deion Branch, some Mayo said is never easy to see.
"You grow together as a family, going through training camp, going through those hot days, struggling together," Mayo said. "Any time you lose a fellow player is pretty tough, but we know this day is coming every year, and hopefully those guys land on their feet."
While Mayo wishes his former teammates the best, he said he wasn't shocked by any of the moves.
"To be honest with you, in this business nothing really surprises me," he said. "Guys move every season, and coach Belichick and those guys do an excellent job putting the team together, and this is what we're going to work with."
NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr told reporters following Friday's CBA meeting that negotiations between the players association and NHL are currently off. Fehr said the negotiations are "recessed" and that there are no further meetings currently scheduled.
The league's current collective bargaining agreement is set to expire on Sept. 15, at which point the owners will lock out the players if a new agreement is not in place. Fehr did say that he didn't feel the players or the league would "stand on ceremony," meaning that both sides will be willing to resume talks eventually.
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Stevan Ridley, Pat Chung, Brandon Spikes and Tracy White returned to practiced on Friday afternoon, as the Patriots were back on the practice field in full pads.
The following players were not spotted at the start of practice: Kyle Love, Jesse Holley, Sergio Brown, Shane Vereen, Jeff Demps, Tyler Urban, Nick McDonald, Matt Kopa, Sebastian Vollmer, Visanthe Shiancoe, Niko Koutouvides and Marcus Harrison.
It's not completely clear as to who is missing because of injury or because of cuts -- the Patriots have to get down to 53 players before the league-mandated cutdown deadline, set for Friday at 9 p.m.
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The Patriots have released defensive back Derrick Martin, according to a league source. The 27-year-old Martin, who has been in the league for six seasons, signed with the Patriots on Aug. 4. The 5-foot-10, 198-pound defensive back had 12 tackles in 14 games last season for the Giants.
To this point, the Patriots have released Martin, wide receiver Deion Branch, quarterback Brian Hoyer, offensive lineman Dan Koppen and defensive back James Ihedigbo in their attempts to get down to 53 players before the league-mandated deadline, Friday at 9 p.m.
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The Patriots released wide receiver Deion Branch, per Shalise Manza-Young of The Boston Globe. The 33-year-old Branch has played 10 years in the NFL, including the better part of six seasons with the Patriots. The 5-foot-9, 195-pound Branch had 51 catches for 702 yards and five touchdowns last season.
As of Friday at 1:30 p.m., the Patriots have released Branch, quarterback Brian Hoyer, offensive lineman Dan Koppen and defensive back James Ihedigbo in their attempt to get down to 53 players before the league-mandated deadline of Friday at 9 p.m.
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We check in with former Patriot, current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans for his complete analysis on the Patriots win over the Bengals, and the rest of the NFL.
We talk to special teams Captain Matthew Slater about the win over the Bengals and some of the extra-curricular activities that took place between plays.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick for his thoughts and analysis on beating the Bengals, and preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian have a semi-reunion with Pittsburgh's Tim Benz. In addition to a stroll down memory Lane, they talk about the Steelers-Patriots game Sunday, and Benz has to jam in some Penguins talk.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian look ahead to tonight's Bruins Home Opener against Taylor Hall and the Devils. They also talk about David Backes' fit in Claude Julien's system, the young defensive core, realistic expectations for Zdeno Chara, and the development of David Pastrnak.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian go through the details of Josh Brown's domestic violence issues, some of which are from his own journal, and wonder why he is still in the NFL. They're pretty disturbed that there are reports that the NFL knew of these issues, and took no action. Also, John Mara is very complicit in this...
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with MMQB's Peter King for our weekly hit with him. The guys discuss Josh Brown, the Giants and the NFL, the Patriots, and also the Robert Klemko vs Bills fans situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry spend the majority of the day discussing the latest revelations in kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case, and more specifically how the NFL and NY Giants try to sweep it all under the rug.
We close out the show with the best soundbites of the day. And prostitutes.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are in for the Friday edition of the post K&C show podcast, talking about Minihane's new love DOB and his short fuse in the office.
The Thursday K&C recap show with Ken Laird & Chris Curtis discussing the photo day reveal, local TV sports anchors and Jon Meterparel angling for certainty.
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Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show
To start hour three of Thursday's show, Gerry, Kirk and Meter discuss a New York Post story exposing Josh Brown and Curtis recounted his awkward photo day experience.More from this show