FOXBORO -- Tom Brady was on hand for Wednesday's long form walk-through indoors at the Dana Farber Field House as the team began preparations for the Miami Dolphins in the regular season finale this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. It marked the first time in three weeks Brady took part in the mid-week practice, having been excused from the previous two for rest and the flu.
Offensive lineman Dan Connolly (concussion) led the list of players not participating. Also absent were linebacker Tully Banta-Cain and defensive linemen Ron Brace and Mike Wright. The team worked out in sweats and shells. Connolly missed Sunday's game in Buffalo after suffering a head injury during the Sunday night win over Green Bay on Dec. 19. Mike Wright has been dealing with the effects of a concussion since Nov. 7 while Ron Brace returned on Sunday - also dealing with post-concussion symptoms.
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NHL analyst Mike Milbury of NESN and NBC Sports made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday with guest hosts Mike Mutnansky and Chris Villani.
Milbury said enforcer Shawn Thornton deserves credit for sparking the Bruins with his fight just seconds into the game against the Thrashers last Thursday. The B's won that game and now have won three straight. Said Milbury: "I thought Thornton was tremendous in the game where the team needed emotion, and he clearly once again established himself as a guy that won't relent and won't fall off the map, even though others around him might be suffering and feeling sorry for themselves. This guy just does it. It was a huge pick-me-up."
The Bruins won Tuesday night after a controversial call went their way late in the game, with the Lightning getting penalized for Steve Stamkos' shoulder-to-shoulder hit that sent Gregory Campbell sprawling into the...
It turns out boisterous Baltimore linebacker Terrell Suggs did have a fond place in his heart for Tom Brady after all - or at least his teammates got through to him. One week after he told Yahoo's Michael Silver that he voted for Philip Rivers, Peyton Manning and Ryan Fitzpatrick - and not Brady - on his player's Pro Bowl ballot, Suggs admitted the Ravens linebacker corps convinced him voting Brady was the right thing to do.
“Let’s go ahead and let the cat out of the bag: We did vote for him,” Suggs told the Baltimore Sun Wednesday. “We’ve got quarrels and our beefs but you got to respect play. It was kind of decided as a unit who we vote for. We did vote for him.”
FOXBORO -- The Patriots confirmed Wednesday they have re-signed former Brown University star receiver Buddy Farnham. It's the third time the Patriots have brought the Andover, Mass. native back to the team.
Farnham was named the 2009 Ivy League and New England Player of the Year as a senior at Brown. He finished the 2009 season with 1,003 receiving yards and 74 receptions. Farnham finished his college career with 229 receptions, sixth in the Ivy League history, while his 2,895 career yards are seventh in Ivy League history.
Farnham was signed as a rookie free agent in the summer and reported to training camp and was one of the final cuts at the end of the preseason. He fills the spot vacated on the practice squad when cornerback Tony Carter was promoted to the active roster Dec. 18.
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FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick did not provide any clues as to how much Tom Brady and other starters on offense and defense would play this weekend in a game that will have no impact on their position for the upcoming playoffs.
"I think we just approach each for what it is, don't really worry about the standings and the records and all that, just try to get ready and then go out and compete on Sunday," Belichick said.
The Patriots head into the regular season finale with a 13-2 record, having clinched the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs and home field advantage throughout while the Dolphins - eliminated on Dec. 19 in a home loss to the Bills - are just trying to finish with a .500 record, entering the game with a 7-8 mark. The Patriots will try to finish with a perfect regular season home record for the second straight season.
The Patriots are practicing Wednesday in the Dana Farber...
Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and Peter King of SI.com join the show to talk about the latest news surrounding deflate gate.
Mike Westhoff joins the show to talk about deflate gate and the Pats innocence. Also what would have happened if he worked with Bill Belichick.
PHOENIX — After landing in Phoenix Monday afternoon, Patriots owner Robert Kraft took to the podium to make a passionate defense of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the organization in response to Deflategate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
New York radio personality Joe Beningo sits down with D&C to discuss all the topics surrounding this year's big game.
Florio talks about the latest surrounding the Patriots' handling of footballs. He also reveals that other NFL head coaches are running their own tests on footballs.
Buck talks with Dino, Gerry and Kirk about his trip to media day and his choice to go to Marshawn Lynch's podium.
Four-time Super Bowl Champion Bill Romanowski joined the show to share his thoughts on the greatest QB he ever played with, and his Super Bowl experiences.
Chris Mortensen, ESPN, joined the show to talk about all the reports regarding "Deflategate." He thinks that people are making too big a deal out of it. He also hints that he's skeptic of Bill Belichick's attempt to blame science on the balls dropping in pressure.
The Rogue Ball Boy Theory picks up steam...then dies. Is the Rogue Ball Boy the fastest ball deflater ever or is he simply someone with a healthy prostate who probably doesn't even wash his hands. Also, Ted Wells says the investigation will take a while. And Robert Kraft demands an apology if the investigation finds no wrong-doing by the Pats.
We dive deep into some of the shadier things the Patriots have done over the years from a personnel standpoint.
Mike Florio and Peter King talk about some of the latest news surrounding deflate gate and whether the Pats knowingly did something wrong.
Mike Westhoff joins the show and explains other cheating scandals and if he thinks the Patriots are guilty of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.More from this show
Former Panthers GM and current ESPN 730 radio host in Charlotte, Marty Hurney spoke, ambiguously, about a lot of "rumors" he's heard about the New England Patriots, dating back to 2001. He did admit he believes Bill Belichick's assertions during Saturday's press conference.More from this show