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11/02/2011 - 2:44pm
Ward: Steelers didn't need me vs. Pats D

Hines Ward missed Sunday's 25-17 Steelers win over the Patriots with an ankle injury, but the veteran wide receiver told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he might have tried to play if he held the New England secondary in higher regard.

"I probably could have forced it and played but we have some great wideouts," Ward said. "I wasn't really concerned. And against the Patriots, we felt we could exploit their secondary. That wasn't the same secondary that we played against a year ago without having [James] Sanders, [Brandon] Meriweather wasn't back there and they let Leigh Bodden go. We kind of liked our matchups. So there was no need for me to try to force it and go."

The Patriots rank 32nd in the NFL in both total yards and passing yards allowed. Ben Roethlisberger completed 36 of 50 passes for 365 yards in the...

11/02/2011 - 12:53pm
Horton: Not depressed, but not 'myself'
By: DJ Bean

Speaking with the media for the first time in nearly two weeks amidst his cold start to the season, Bruins right winger Nathan Horton touched on how things have been for him to begin his second season of the Bruins. Horton heavily implied that his struggles are somewhat related to the concussion he suffered in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Canucks. 

Horton is long removed from symptoms of his concussion, which ended his postseason, but he said that he still hasn't gotten back to feeling satisfied with his game since the hit from Aaron Rome.

 

"I'm still trying to get my game back," Horton said. "I obviously don't feel 100 percent out there. I'm not myself, you know? I'm just trying to get that back. Last game, I thought we played better. Hopefully we can build off it." 

Asked specifically whether he was dealing with anything physical, Horton replied, "No, no."

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11/02/2011 - 12:44pm
Edelman practices, Welker, Fletcher miss

FOXBORO -- Patriots wide receiver/kick returner Julian Edelman was at practice on Wednesday as the Patriots began their on-field work for the Giants game Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Edelman was arrested and arraigned in Boston on Tuesday on charges of indecent assualt for an alleged groping incident at a Boston nightclub on Halloween. 

Another wide receiver, Wes Welker, was not spotted at the start of practice while linebacker Dane Fletcher, who missed all of last week with a thumb injury, also was missing from practice. 

Patriots owner Robert Kraft was in attendance at the practice. The team worked out in sweats and shells on the lower grass field outside Gillette. For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots


11/02/2011 - 12:43pm
Gammons: Sox won't get much from Cubs

MLB Network baseball analyst Peter Gammons made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday, as the Hot Stove season kicks into high gear.

The Red Sox and Cubs missed an MLB deadline to agree on compensation for Theo Epstein, but commissioner Bud Selig apparently decided to let things play out a little longer.

"I actually talked to Bud Selig yesterday and he said he thought that he needed to make a decision today," Gammons said. "He wasn't certain on it, and I think he was so giddy at getting into Los Angeles and knowing that [Dodgers owner] Frank McCourt was finally giving up that it was hard to concentrate on a minor league pitcher.

"From what I'm told, the studies that they have done on past compensation would lead me to believe that they won't get anything significant. I don't think it will be  any of the Cubs' better prospects. It might be two minor league pitchers, but not any of the guys that...

11/02/2011 - 11:46am
Faulk on Edelman: 'I was in that situation'

FOXBORO -- Speaking at his locker Wednesday afternoon, Patriots running back Kevin Faulk empathized with Julian Edelman but said the team has moved on and won't let his arrest this week distract the team. 

"That's over with now," Faulk said. "We're focused on the Giants right now. It happened. The worst thing that could happen, happened. Now it's over. Keep letting everyone else talking about it. Don't worry about it. You've got a game to play on Sunday. I was actually in that situation during the offseason a few years ago, so it's one of those things, forget about it. It already happened already. Move on."

Faulk was referencing his arrest on marijuana possession at a Lil Wayne concert in Louisiana in February 2008. Faulk was given a one-game suspension to start the 2008 season for violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.

As for Bill Belichick, he steadfastly refused any comment on Edelman's arrest for indecent...

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