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10/19/2010 - 1:17pm
Bruschi on D&H: NFL may target Meriweather

ESPN analyst and former Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, in his appearance on the Dale & Holley Show, said that he believed that in a week of vicious hits, the one by Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather on Ravens tight end Todd Heap was the most likely to merit a suspension.

 

Bruschi noted that Meriweather had tried unsuccessfully to launch himself at Heap once before he connected with a hit that temporarily forced the Ravens tight end from the game with a neck injury. That, Bruschi said, demonstrated Meriweather's intent to injure, and makes him a possible target for suspension.

 

"If there’s anyone this week that has the possibility of [being suspended], it’s probably Brandon," said Bruschi. "He may be the player that they make an example of, that plants the seed for all those other players. I think he may be made an example of, yes."

 

While Vince Wilfork...

10/19/2010 - 1:06pm
Source: Patriots will add Ventrone

The Patriots are set to add Ross Ventrone to the practice squad, according to a league source. Ventrone was with New England in camp before being cut once, returning, then cut again shortly before the start of the season. He is a 5-foot-8, 190-pound defensive back who had 42 tackles and four interceptions over the course of his college career with Villanova. A defensive back and special teamer, he could provide some depth at the safety position if the the Patriots do lose Brandon Meriweather to suspension.

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


10/19/2010 - 12:22pm
Poll: Is it fair to suspend Meriweather?

NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson said that the hit by Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather on Baltimore tight end Todd Heap on Sunday was “flagrant” and “egregious,” and that the NFL would consider suspensions for such hits going forward. Do you think it is fair if Brandon Meriweather ends up getting suspended by the NFL? Vote Now.


10/19/2010 - 12:13pm
NFL Power Rankings: Pats climb the ladder
By: admin

In the latest edition of WEEI.com's NFL Power Rankings, the Patriots climbed into the top three for the first time this year with their 23-20 overtime victory over the Ravens. With Baltimore losing, there's a new king of the hill, with the Pittsburgh Steelers taking the top spot after the return of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

 

For the complete Week 7 rankings, click here. For complete Patriots coverage, visit weei.com/patriots.


10/19/2010 - 11:44am
Tim Thomas to start third straight game
By: DJ Bean

Tim Thomas was reportedly the first off the ice at the Bruins' morning skate at the Verizon Center in the nation's capital, meaning he is the likely starter between the pipes for the Bruins as they play the first of two games with the Capitals this week. Thomas is 10-4-2 in his career against the Capitals and upon hearing the stats on Monday joked that they should give him some confidence against the likes of Alexander Ovechkin.

 

With Thomas in goal Tuesday, he will have been the starter in three straight games after Tuukka Rask got the not in the season-opener in Prague. In two starts this season, both of which the Bruins won, Thomas has allowed just one goal -- a second period tally to Dainius Zubrus on Saturday night -- on 61 shots.

 

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


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