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10/29/2010 - 12:10pm
Pats practice: Taylor, Page, Jenkins missing

FOXBORO -- Running back Fred Taylor, safety Jarrad Page and practice squad receiver Darnell Jenkins were the only players missing from Patriots practice on Friday on the main stadium field at Gillette Stadium. 

 

The team practiced in sweats and shells in ideal conditions as they made final preparations for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon in Foxboro. Taylor injured his toe during the Sept. 26 win over the Bills at Gillette while Page injured his calf last weekend in San Diego. Jenkins has been at practice this week until missing Friday.

 

Belichick said during his Friday briefing that Taylor is making progress off the field in his effort to return from a toe injury that has forced him to miss the last three games. 

 

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


10/29/2010 - 11:23am
Bruins send McGrattan to Providence
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- The Bruins announced on Friday that they have assigned forward Brian McGrattan to Providence for conditioning. McGrattan, who played with the B's throughout training camp on a tryout basis, was signed by the team following the second game of the season and has been a healthy scratch in each of the five games he's technically been a member of the Bruins. 

 

The Bruins plan on having McGrattan play in three games with the Baby B's before returning to the NHL club this coming Monday. By sending him down for conditioning he does not have to clear waivers.

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins


10/29/2010 - 11:22am
Bruins send McGrattan to Providence
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- The Bruins announced on Friday that they have assigned forward Brian McGrattan to Providence for conditioning. McGrattan, who played with the B's throughout training camp on a tryout basis, was signed by the team following the second game of the season and has been a healthy scratch in each of the five games he's technically been a member of the Bruins. 

 

The Bruins plan on having McGrattan play in three games with the Baby B's before returning to the NHL club this coming Monday. By sending him down for conditioning he does not have to clear waivers.

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins


10/29/2010 - 10:00am
Schefter on D&C: Favre story 'unbelievable'

Appearing on the Dennis & Callahan Show, ESPN’s Adam Schefter talked about the decision Vikings coach Brad Childress is faced with in regards to whether an injured Brett Favre will get the start Sunday against the Patriots. Schefter said that while he didn’t know if it would be Favre or Tavaris Jackson in the Minnesota starting lineup, he did say that the quarterback situation goes beyond just determining whether or not Favre’s injured ankle was OK.

 

“The bottom line to all of this, is that there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye,” Schefter said. “It’s really intriguing how it’s going to unfold, and I don’t have an answer to how it’s going to unfold.”

 

Schefter explained that Childress most likely at least partially wants to start backup Tavaris Jackson Sunday no matter if Favre's health improves or not. 

 

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10/29/2010 - 7:55am
Mashup: Astros ban Clemens from field

Roger Clemens signed a contract with the Astros in 2004 that locked him into a 10-year personal services deal with the team upon his retirement. Now, however, the Astros don't want the disgraced ace around the club. "I think everybody is just on hold until they see where he is with the government," Astros owner Drayton McLane told the New York Daily News on Thursday. "He doesn't get involved in any way in our spring training or when he goes to where [his son] Koby is on one of our minor league teams. He doesn't get involved in the activities of the team. He's strictly a parent and a spectator." Read more about that story, plus check out other stories, videos, trivia and more, at Friday's Morning Mashup.


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