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09/29/2010 - 1:32pm
Pats practice report: Taylor out

FOXBORO -- Fred Taylor, who was limited in Sunday's win because of a toe injury, was among three players missing for the start of Patriots practice on the upper fields outside Gillette Stadium.

 

Also out were cornerback Terrence Wheatley (foot) and OL Nick Kaczur (back). Wideout Taylor Price, who missed last week with an ankle injury, was back in action.

 

Quarterback Brian Hoyer, TE Aaron Hernandez, safety Jarrad Page, LB Dane Fletcher and safety Sergio Brown were in black jerseys, honored as practice players of the week.

 

For more, including video from Gillette Stadium, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots


09/29/2010 - 1:03pm
Spaziani: 'We don't know' QB yet

Boston College football coach Frank Spaziani refuted a report that the Eagles already selected freshman Chase Rettig to start Saturday night's game at home vs. Notre Dame. Speaking on the ACC Football Coaches Media Teleconference on Wednesday afternoon, Spaziani said: "That hasn't been announced yet. We don't know who we're going with yet."

 

Rettig and Mike Marscovetra have been battling in practice this week for the right to replace Dave Shinskie, who has struggled in the early going for the 2-1 Eagles. On Saturday, BC lost to Virginia Tech 19-0, the Eagles' first shutout in 12 years.

 

"We've made the change because we weren't satisfied with the production we were getting at that position," Spaziani said. "So, we decided to go in a little different direction here. What we're expecting [from the new QB] is a winning performance."

 

Spaziani said he has no deadline for...

09/29/2010 - 12:39pm
Francona on D&H: 'It's a bad feeling'

Red Sox manager Terry Francona, appearing on the Dale & Holley show one day after his team was eliminated officially from the playoff race, acknowledged the disappointment that his team will not be playing beyond this coming weekend. While Francona lauded the effort put forth by the 2010 Sox, he said that it will be difficult to follow a postseason in a year when his team is not in it.

 

"I’ll have [the playoffs] on. Down deep, I like baseball so much," Francona said. "But it’s a bad feeling. It’s probably hard to explain. It probably sounds a lot like sour grapes. But we’re just not ready to go home. I know you're supposed to be a good sport and congratulate the other team, but it's hard. You want to be there. And we’ve been there before. There’s probably jealousy and envy. We just don’t like it."

 

Francona said that even in spite of the injuries, his...

09/29/2010 - 12:14pm
Patriots add Ohrnberger to roster




FOXBORO — The Patriots signed offensive lineman Rich Ohrnberger to the 53-man roster from the practice squad on Wednesday morning. In addition, the Patriots signed offensive lineman Thomas Austin and offensive tackle Steve Maneri.

Ohrnberger, 6-foot-2, 300 pounds, was drafted by the Patriots in the fourth round of the 2009 Draft out of Penn State. As a rookie last season, he played in three games and was inactive for 13 games and the postseason game vs. Baltimore (1/10). He was waived by the Patriots on Sept. 4, 2010 and signed to the practice squad on Sept. 6.

Austin, 6-foot-4, 310 pounds, was originally signed by Minnesota as a rookie free agent on April 24, 2010 out of Clemson. He was waived by Minnesota on Sept. 4.

Maneri, 6-foot-6, 290 pounds, spent the first three weeks of the 2010 season on the 53-man roster of New England after being claimed off waivers from Houston on Sept. 5, 2010. He...

09/29/2010 - 12:14pm
Butler owns up: My play wasn't up to par

FOXBORO -- Patriots cornerback Darius Butler admitted he understood why he was benched on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, one week after being targeted by Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez in a 28-14 loss in Week 2. 

 

"This is a production business, and if you're not producing, you're not going to be on the field on Sunday," Butler said Wednesday. "I guess my play wasn't up to par and that's why I wasn't on the field."

 

Butler was replaced at right corner by Kyle Arrington on Sunday and didn't appear in the Bills game until the second half. 

 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots


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