New England's Pro Bowl offensive lineman Logan Mankins will return to the Patriots in time to play the final six games and get an "accrued NFL season," according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Mankins, a restricted free agent, has been looking for a new deal somewhere in the neighborhood of the contracts signed by Jets center Nick Mangold (seven years, $55 million) and Saints offensive lineman Jahri Evans (seven year, $56.7 million). According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Mankins and the Patriots were close to a deal recently, but things fell apart soon after when Mankins refused to apologize publicly to Patriots owner Robert Kraft. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/Patriots.
Following a visit to Mass General on Sunday morning, the Red Sox have decided to sit third baseman Adrian Beltre for Sunday's series finale against the Blue Jays. Beltre injured his left wrist diving for a grounder off the bat of John McDonald in the fourth inning. He stayed in the game.
Sunday's lineups for the Red Sox:
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The Patriots, fresh off a Week 1 win over the Bengals (and Randy Moss' pointed post-game press conference), will now head to the Meadowlands to take on the Jets in Week 1. Here is everything that has happened leading into Sunday's game, and what you might need to know to prepare for the big game:
Jose Bautista homered for the eighth time this season off Red Sox pitching and increased his major league-leading total to 49 as the Blue Jays held on for a 4-3 win at Fenway Park on Saturday night.
Adrian Beltre had a pair of doubles and scored twice to lead the Red Sox offense which rallied for the second straight night, only to fall just short. The Red Sox could not overcome the 4-1 hole that starter Josh Beckett fell into, thanks in large part to some shoddy fielding. After allowing Bautista's Monster-clearing blast in the first, Beckett allowed just a single run in the fourth on an infield single by John McDonald and two more in the sixth, highlighted by McDonald scoring from second on a sacrifice bunt from Jose Molina.
Ryan Kalish singled with one out in the ninth, only to be picked off first by Molina. Martinez followed with a triple with two outs before Beltre grounded out to short to end the game....
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 16-9 win over the Raiders and debate how big the Patriots' issues are.
Tom E. calls the boys to give his take on the week 3 home opener in which it should end in a Patriots victory.
Before Price heads over to the stadium, the guys discuss their final thoughts and analysis on the list of inactives and what will go down today at 1pm at Gillette Stadium.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show responding to MFB's MFK.
Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
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