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09/24/2010 - 11:48am
Show of support: Moss wears '33' at practice

FOXBORO -- In a show of support for fallen teammate Kevin Faulk, Randy Moss wore the No. 33 at Patriots practice inside Gillette Stadium on Friday. 

 

Faulk tore the ACL in his right knee last Sunday and will be lost for the season.

 

WR Taylor Price [ankle], OL Nick Kaczur [back] and CB Terrence Wheatley [foot] were the only active players other than Faulk missing from the open media portion of Patriots practice.

 

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


09/24/2010 - 10:52am
Neal on D&C: 'Always a battle' vs. Bills

Stephen Neal joined the Dale & Holley show for his weekly interview and talked about the loss to the Jets and Friday preparations. First and foremost, however, is the Buffalo Bills. "They have a good team," Neal said. "I don't care what anybody says. They have a good powerful hard-working front. They have good linebackers and they got a great secondary. They're a good challenge for us this week. We're going to have to do everything right." 

 

Asked if it was hard for the team to block out their 13-game winning streak against the Bills, Neal said, "Last year, in the first game of the season, we were barely able to sneak one away from them. We've been in in some battles with them. I respect the Bills. I respect their coaching staff, all their players. It's always a battle when we go in there or they come here. The past, I don't even look at the past. It's not that big of a deal."

 

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09/24/2010 - 9:23am
Schefter on D&C: Obstacles to Mankins trade

NFL insider Adam Schefter from ESPN joined Dennis & Callahan for his weekly visit and broke down the likelihood of a Logan Mankins trade. "Here's the deal there," Schefter said. "I've spoken to teams around the league that a have an interest in having Logan Mankins play for them. They love the player. The problem is, in a case like this, you have to compensate the player and the team.

 

"When you know Logan Mankins might be a year or so from becoming a free agent, why are you going to go give up premium compensation to the Patriots when there's a chance that you may be able to sign Logan Mankins as a free agent and just pay him? The price for the Patriots is steep. The price for the player is steep. Teams are saying I don't want to do that. I'm not playing the Jahri Evans contract for Logan Mankins when maybe a year from now I can get him without compensating the Patriots. Or they're saying, I love Logan Mankins as a...

09/24/2010 - 9:21am
Ortiz not 'comfortable' with one-year deal

In an interview for The Bradford Files podcast, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz explained that he won't feel 'comfortable' playing under a one-year deal for next season, citing his discomfort with going through some of the pressures that he experienced throughout the 2010 campaign.

 

"I always let you guys know how much interest I have in finishing my career here. I'm not going to feel comfortable coming back here just for a year just to re-live all the pressure and all the stuff I've been through. I don't think it's fair for myself. I think about things and I go through a lot of things mentally, especially for this club," Ortiz said.

 

"The Red Sox are in my blood. If there is an organization that I always look at as home, as it's part of me, it's this one. This is the organization I've been the...

09/24/2010 - 8:13am
Mayo on D&C: Belichick devoted to defense

Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning and talked about Sunday's game vs. the Bills, as the Patriots try to rebound from last Sunday's collapse vs. the Jets. "We're trying to get that bad taste out of our mouths, and we're ready to go," Mayo said.

 

Mayo said the Bills present some interesting challenges. "First and foremost, we really don't know what to expect from the quarterback position," he said. "They're coming in with a new guy [Harvard product Ryan Fitzpatrick], and he can make a lot of throws. That's one of the things that scares me. At the same time, they have a three-headed monster at running back."

 

Asked if human nature would cause the Patriots to be less motivated to play the Bills as compared to one of the team's more intense rivals, Mayo said: "Coach [Bill] Belichick doesn't let human nature take...

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