WALTHAM -- Jermaine O’Neal admitted following practice on Monday that he’s been a disappointment so far, in part because of injuries that have affected his conditioning.
“It’s been challenging," O'Neal said of his slew of injuries. "Obviously, the hamstring, the back a little bit, the wrist, now the knee so it’s been extremely disappointing for me so far. But obviously, trials and tribulations will make you stronger and you have to take that as you never can be successful if you don’t fail. So far, I haven’t been able do things out there that I want to do out there."
The 31-year-old O'Neal, who practiced with the first team and will play on Tuesday in Detroit, was signed in early July to a two-year, $12 million deal. He played in the first two games, scoring just three points, before swelling in his left knee sidelined him for the game against the Knicks last Friday...
With Randy Moss being waived by the Vikings on Monday, there is a chance that the Patriots would have a shot to bring the controversial receiver back to New England. If the Pats have the opportunity, should they welcome him back? Cast your vote in our poll at the It Is What It Is blog.
Mike Lombardi of the NFL Network is reporting that the Vikings have decided to waive wide receiver Randy Moss. The news comes a day after the Patriots beat Minnesota, 28-18, where Moss finished with one catch for eight yards. After the contest, the former New England receiver delivered a memorable postgame press monologue where he spoke nostalgically of his time with the Patriots and called Patriots coach Bill Belichick “the best coach in football history.”
“This is no disrespect to the Minnesota Vikings and their organization — the captains, Wilfork, Tommy Boy, Kevin Faulk, I miss them guys. I miss the team,” Moss said on Sunday. “I know what they're doing, success they had on the field with the running game. I kind of know what type of feeling is in their locker room and I want to be able to tell they guys that I miss the hell out of them, every last helmet in that locker room.”
Boston College sophomore linebacker Luke Kuechly was named ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week, earning the honor for the second time of the 2010 season on the strength of his 14 tackles (10 solo, 4 assists) in Saturday's 16-10 upset victory over Clemson.
Kuechly leads the country with 111 tackles. He also leads the country in most consecutive games with at least 10 tackles, as he's now extended that run to 17 consecutive games. He also made a key interception on Saturday, snaring a pass from Clemson quarterback Kyle Parker at the BC 45 with 1:42 left in the game.
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The NBA announced that Rajon Rondo was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week after dishing out 50 assists, which tied John Stockton for the most assists in a three-game stretch to open the season. Rondo recorded 24 of those assists in a win over the Knicks Friday. Rondo averaged 10.7 points, 16.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds.
Pau Gasol was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
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