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10/29/2010 - 11:40am
Belichick on Favre reports: Remember T.O.?

FOXBORO --  Bill Belichick isn't relying on media reports that have Vikings coach Brad Childress leaning toward sitting out star quarterback Brett Favre because of broken bones in his ankle. The Patriots coach was asked Friday morning how much stock he puts in those reports that indicate backup Tavares Jackson is the likely quarterback to end Favre's NFL-record games-played streak at 291. 

 

"None," Belichick said. "I don’t put any stock in their reports. They don’t know. We’ll prepare for all the players. The ones that play, we’ll try to defend. The ones that don’t, we won’t. It’s fairly straight forward, really. It’s the same media reports that said Terrell Owens wasn’t going to play in the Super Bowl. Are those the ones you’re talking about?"

 

Owens, playing with a broken bone in his leg, used the week off after the NFC title game...

10/29/2010 - 11:10am
Pats practice: Taylor, Page, Jenkins missing

FOXBORO -- Running back Fred Taylor, safety Jarrad Page and practice squad receiver Darnell Jenkins were the only players missing from Patriots practice on Friday on the main stadium field at Gillette Stadium. 

 

The team practiced in sweats and shells in ideal conditions as they made final preparations for the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon in Foxboro. Taylor injured his toe during the Sept. 26 win over the Bills at Gillette while Page injured his calf last weekend in San Diego. Jenkins has been at practice this week until missing Friday.

 

Belichick said during his Friday briefing that Taylor is making progress off the field in his effort to return from a toe injury that has forced him to miss the last three games. 

 

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


10/29/2010 - 10:23am
Bruins send McGrattan to Providence
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- The Bruins announced on Friday that they have assigned forward Brian McGrattan to Providence for conditioning. McGrattan, who played with the B's throughout training camp on a tryout basis, was signed by the team following the second game of the season and has been a healthy scratch in each of the five games he's technically been a member of the Bruins. 

 

The Bruins plan on having McGrattan play in three games with the Baby B's before returning to the NHL club this coming Monday. By sending him down for conditioning he does not have to clear waivers.

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins


10/29/2010 - 10:22am
Bruins send McGrattan to Providence
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- The Bruins announced on Friday that they have assigned forward Brian McGrattan to Providence for conditioning. McGrattan, who played with the B's throughout training camp on a tryout basis, was signed by the team following the second game of the season and has been a healthy scratch in each of the five games he's technically been a member of the Bruins. 

 

The Bruins plan on having McGrattan play in three games with the Baby B's before returning to the NHL club this coming Monday. By sending him down for conditioning he does not have to clear waivers.

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins


10/29/2010 - 9:00am
Schefter on D&C: Favre story 'unbelievable'

Appearing on the Dennis & Callahan Show, ESPN’s Adam Schefter talked about the decision Vikings coach Brad Childress is faced with in regards to whether an injured Brett Favre will get the start Sunday against the Patriots. Schefter said that while he didn’t know if it would be Favre or Tavaris Jackson in the Minnesota starting lineup, he did say that the quarterback situation goes beyond just determining whether or not Favre’s injured ankle was OK.

 

“The bottom line to all of this, is that there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye,” Schefter said. “It’s really intriguing how it’s going to unfold, and I don’t have an answer to how it’s going to unfold.”

 

Schefter explained that Childress most likely at least partially wants to start backup Tavaris Jackson Sunday no matter if Favre's health improves or not. 

 

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