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10/06/2010 - 8:33am
Mort on D&C: Moss griping not 'Patriot Way'

ESPN's Chris Mortensen joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the rumored Randy Moss trade to the Vikings. Mortensen said his sources are telling him the deal will go through Wednesday, and the analyst tried to explain why the trade will be made.

 

"I think if you just look at the DNA of the Patriots, from the owner Bob Kraft to Bill Belichick, and Jonathan Kraft and what have you — from Week 1 when Randy Moss decided to make a very clear statement that, 'Yes, I want to be a Patriot but I want to be a contract but I want a new contract,' that's just not the Patriot Way, is it?"

 

Added Mortensen: "The contract thing probably was going to rear its ugly head more than one more time this year."

 

Mortensen said there were signs on Monday night that Moss was being iced out of the offense, on a night when he had no catches and the Patriots posted a...

10/06/2010 - 7:34am
Mashup: Broncos accuse Titans of dirty play

The Titans were penalized 10 times for 111 yards on Sunday in a 26-20 loss to the Broncos, and then Tennessee was on the receiving end of some criticisms from Denver players and coaches. Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton called the Titans "cheap" after the game, and coach Josh McDaniels followed up on Monday by implying the team is taught to play dirty, saying, "You either coach it or you allow it to happen." Titans coach Jeff Fisher denied the charges. Read more about that story and others, plus check out video, trivia and more, at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.


10/06/2010 - 7:05am
Report: Pats to get third-round pick for Moss

The rumored trade between the Patriots and Vikings would send Randy Moss to Minnesota for a third-round draft pick, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. The story quotes a source as saying, "I'd be shocked if it doesn't happen," and predicted the deal will go through Wednesday.

 

Moss, a seven-time Pro Bowl receiver, is in the final season of his four-year deal with the Patriots. He was acquired from the Raiders for a fourth-round draft pick prior to the 2007 season.

 

For more Patriots news, check the team page at weei.com/patriots.


10/06/2010 - 6:56am
Sox owners to buy Liverpool soccer team

English Premiere League soccer team Liverpool FC anounced Wednesday that it has accepted a purchase offer by New England Sports Ventures, the parent company of the Red Sox. Liverpool already is owned by Americans — Tom Hicks (owner of the Dallas Stars and former owner of the Texas Rangers) and George Gillett Jr. (former owner of the Montreal Canadiens) — who are embroiled in a legal dispute with the team's board of directors.

 

Said LFC chairman Martin Broughtond: "I am delighted that we have been able to successfully conclude the sale process which has been thorough and extensive.

 

"The Board decided to accept NESV's proposal on the basis that it best met the criteria we set out originally for a suitable new owner. NESV's philosophy is all about winning and they have fully demonstrated that at Red Sox.

 

"We've met them in Boston, London and Liverpool over several weeks and I...

10/06/2010 - 1:40am
Report: Moss 'blockbuster' will happen Wed.

The Patriots and Vikings plan on completing a "blockbuster" deal on Wednesday that will send wide receiver Randy Moss to Minnesota, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Moss, 33, is a seven-time Pro Bowler who was drafted by the Vikings in 1998 and spent his first seven seasons in Minnesota before being traded to Oakland in 2005. Moss found new life in his career after being dealt to the Patriots in 2007 for a fourth-round draft pick — in New England, he set an NFL record with 23 touchdown receptions in his first season with the Patriots.

However, Moss, who is in the final year of a three-year deal with New England, has said on multiple occasions he does not feel wanted by the Patriots, and anticipates playing somewhere else in 2011.

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
 


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