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10/08/2010 - 12:37pm
King on D&H: Moss 'was a headache' to Pats

Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports joined the Dale & Holley show Friday for his weekly update on the NFL. King said he had no inside scoop on the Randy Moss situation, but he knows enough to draw some conclusions.

 

Said King: "Something happened. Or some couple of things happened. ... What basically has happened is that we have seen the Patriots made a move that is not in the best interests of the team right now — in other words, to win this week. And so, something happened. Some event or events have happened to sour the Patriots on Randy Moss. And even though their statements of the last few days would have led you to believe they were talking about John F. Kennedy rather than Randy Moss, and what a wonderful human being he is, and how the next thing he's going to do in life is discover a cure for cancer — I mean, enough of telling us what we don't believe, which is that Randy Moss is the greatest guy on the...

10/08/2010 - 12:34pm
Taylor, Wright missing at Patriots practice

FOXBORO — Running back Fred Taylor, cornerback Terrence Wheatley, offensive lineman Nick Kaczur and defensive lineman Mike Wright were all missing from the start of Patriots practice on Friday outside of Gillette Stadium. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


10/08/2010 - 12:13pm
Poll: Who should replace Moss?

Randy Moss is gone, and it's not yet clear how the Patriots will replace his production. There are rumors that the Pats are interested in acquiring suspended Chargers receiver Vincent Jackson or former Patriot Deion Branch, now with the Seahawks. Or, they could put the speedy Brandon Tate in Moss' spot, or throw more to rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez. What do you think? Cast your vote in our poll at the It Is What It Is blog.


10/08/2010 - 10:49am
Padres expect to keep Gonzalez in '11

Padres owner Jeff Moorad told the San Diego Union-Tribune that he expects that his team will retain first baseman Adrian Gonzalez for the 2011 season. The team has a $5.5 million option on the superstar for next year, a salary that will fit within the Padres' projected payroll, which is expected to fall short of $50 million.

 

However, longer term, Moorad suggested that he is not sure whether it is "practical from a financial standpoint" for the club to re-sign Gonzalez to a long-term deal beyond his current contract. Gonzalez, slated to reach free agency after next year, is expected to use the eight-year, $180 million deal signed by Mark Teixeira and the Yankees as a frame of reference for his next deal. That being the case, while the Padres plan to meet with Gonzalez'...

10/08/2010 - 10:47am
Neal on D&H: 'I trust' Belichick

Patriots offensive lineman Stephen Neal checked in with the Dale & Holley show Friday morning. Asked if he understood why Randy Moss was traded to the Vikings, Neal said he had no insight. "Just going in different direction, I guess," he said. "I don't know why. But whatever Bill [Belichick] says, he's got a reason. I trust him."

 

Neal said he's never attempted to go to the coaches or the front office to find out why certain decisions are made. Said Neal: "I'm kind of like a POW — you don't want to know too much information. That way, you're not lying to people when they ask you. So, I don't know, not that I even care to know. What the situation is, it's none of my business. My business is to go out there and perform, and that's what I intend to do."

 

Neal said he never saw Moss as a disruptive influence. "I don't believe so," he said. "Every player has a different...

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