According to ESPN.com, the Patriots worked out two linebackers and two defensive backs on Monday with an eye towards signing a player to fill an opening on the team's practice squad. The report said that the Pats worked out linebackers Mortty Ivy and Darry Beckwith as well as defensive backs Patrick Stoudamire and Thad Turner.
Ivy, 24, spent much of the 2009 season on the Carolina Panthers' practice squad before being activated for the season finale. He has also been on the Rams practice squad for part of this season. Beckwith, 23, spent last year on the Chargers' practice squad. He was waived by San Diego at the end of training camp this year.
Stoudamire was undrafted out of Western Illinois this year, but was signed by the 49ers during training camp. He was cut in late August.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined The Big Show for his regular Monday appearance and the coach broke down the loss to the Browns and talked about preparations for the Steelers. Belichick summed up the loss to Cleveland by saying his team didn’t take advantage of the opportunities that presented themselves. “Those were good plays by them, mistakes by us,” Belichick said. “We had too many of them and in the end when you don’t do things well over a long period of time, you end up with a 20-point loss. That’s what it was and that’s what it should have been.”
Belichick also talked about the return of Logan Mankins who made his 2010 debut with the Patriots. “I think Logan had a good week of practice,” the coach said. “He got a lot of reps and played a significant amount in the game [Sunday]. It was his first game I think that will continue to improve. I’m sure he’ll...
Patriots cornerback Terrence Wheatley will sign a contract with the Jaguars, according to a report from Shalise Manza Young of the Boston Globe. Wheatley, who was a second-round pick of the Patriots in 2008, began his career with New England with great promise, working his way into a starting role midway through his rookie season. But the Colorado product was dogged by injuries over the last two seasons, and had yet to see the field this year because of a foot injury. He was released by the Patriots on Saturday to make room for Logan Mankins on the active roster.
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FOXBORO — With reports indicating that Stephen Gostkowski could miss a couple of weeks because of a thigh injury he suffered in Sunday's loss to the Browns, the Patriots could be in the market for a kicker.
However, a league source has indicated that Shaun Suisham — who has been linked to New England as a possible replacement for Gostkowski, and had a workout with the Patriots earlier this season — is on the way to Detroit Monday for a workout with the Lions, who also had an injury at the kicker position this past weekend.
In addition, another league source indicates that veteran kicker Matt Stover — who has a longtime relationship with Patriots coach Bill Belichick that dates back to their days together in Cleveland in the early 1990s — has yet to receive a call from the Patriots as of Monday afternoon.
After Gostkowski went down on Sunday, wide receiver Wes Welker was used as the...
FOXBORO — Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch promises a "totally different team" on Sunday against the Steelers than the one that struggled in an ugly 34-14 loss to the Browns in Cleveland on Sunday.
"It's going to be a different team, I'm going to tell you that right now," Branch said on Monday afternoon. "I'll promise you all that. It started today. We're expecting a totally different team."
In the wake of Sunday's loss, both quarterback Tom Brady and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork blamed a bad week of practice. It was a point echoed by Branch on Monday afternoon.
"It showed up," Branch said of how the bad week of practice extended to the field on Sunday. "Whatever you do in practice is going to show up in the game [and] it showed up in the game. We didn't practice good on Wednesday, Thursday had an OK practice, and then Friday. ... How do you expect to play a...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview Sunday's Patriots-Lions game and discuss what the Pats offense needs to do against Detroit's front seven, as well as what the Pats defense can do against Calvin Johnson.
Detroit Lions TE Joseph Fauria is the nephew of the our own Christian Fauria. He joined the show today to talk about being a Pats fan as a kid, being a better athlete than his uncle, and before all was said and done, things got personal.
We check in with SI's Peter King for the latest on the Adrian Peterson case, as well as analysis on the Patriots latest win and the rest of the NFL.
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Kyle Draper joins Danny Picard to talk about the Celtics chances this season in the Eastern Conference, last Wednesday's home opener blowout against the Nets, and Rajon Rondo's future in Boston
The Hot Stove guys are talking about Pablo Sandoval and Jon Lester's contract offers from the Red Sox. They then por one out for the Giancarlo Stanton rumors being put to bed.
The Hot Stove boys are back again, talking about Jon Lester, Pablo Sandoval, Giancarlo Stanton's b
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford checks in with the show to give us some updates on what's happening in Phoenix. The Sox are rumored to be interested in Pablo Sandoval, Cole Hammels would have to approve a trade to Boston, and Gordon Edes says that Jon Lester re-signing with club is still a possibility.
Dale and Michael get Jack Edwards' 'state of the B' report and talk about the win over the Blues at the Garden on Tuesday.
Andy Brickley joined the show and touched on last night's convincing win over a good team, Matt Bartkowski needing a wake up call, and the NHL review process.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins struggles, the NHL franchise in Las Vegas, and the return of the glow puck!
Bradford joined the show with the latest on the Red Sox off-season moves.
The guys discuss the Golf Digest parody piece on Tiger.
Christine Brennan of USA Today discussed Tiger's response to Golf Digest.
Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station WDFN's Shep in the Morning Show. Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.
The Patriots have resigned Legarrette Blount. The guys debate whether or not it was good signing.
Ryan Howard gets sued by everyone in his family and Columbus Blue Jacket Jack Johnson gets royally screwed by his parents.
Michael and Dale discuss the return of LGB, and how the move really wasn't that surprising to begin with.
We discuss the Jack Johnson story... the NHL player who bankrupted by his own PARENTS.
We welcome back LeGarrette Blount by looking at the best returns to Boston in recent memory.
Brandon covers the NFL, particularly the Detroit Lions for Bleacher Report. He gives us his thoughts on this Sunday's game and how the Lions stack up against the Patriots.
Mikey, Villani, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are talking Patriots-Lions and how the team this year stacks up to Patriots teams of the past.
Some more Musical Mikey Magic to get ready for Sunday's Patriots-Lions game.
Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
Joining the show today Mut the all-purpose back of WEEI. We talk about players we have hated over the years as well as Rajon Rondo and what is ailing the Celtics.
Ben and Russ talk about the Revs, MLS Playoffs, and much much more.
Dale and Michael do an in-depth interview with one of the people that saved NFL football in New England. Bill Parcells, co-author of Parcells: A Football Life.More from this show
Peter Gammons joined the show to discuss the latest MLB hot stove news.More from this show
We check in with the head coach as the Patriots moved to 8-2 with a win in Indy. Bill has high praise for RB Jonas Gray, Gronk, the defense, the fast start for the offense in both halves, and Bill even says hello to our new addition Jerry Thornton.More from this show
We talk with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday after the Pats moved to 8-2 with a decisive win over the Colts in Indy. Tedy compares Jonas Gray with another Patriot back of the past, and breaks down how physical the Patriots were.More from this show