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12/15/2010 - 3:08pm
Woodson on Brady: 'He did steal my ring'

FOXBORO -- The player who hit Tom Brady - forcing the ball loose during the legendary "Tuck Rule" game in the 2001 AFC Divisional Playoff - believes the Patriots quarterback "stole" his chance at a Super Bowl ring. Charles Woodson will be returning to Foxboro Sunday night for just the second time since that classic game and for the first time as a member of the Green Bay Packers. 

 

"Yeah, he did steal my ring and I'm still waiting around to get mine," Packers defensive back Charles Woodson said tongue-in-cheek. "In college he's a guy that worked hard. You knew he'd be good but who knew he'd be where he is now?"

 

Woodson was Brady's teammate when the two were at the University of Michigan in the late 90s. Woodson played for Oakland when the Raiders visited old Foxboro Stadium during a snow storm in Jan. 2002 and appeared to be on the brink of making the AFC Championship before...

12/15/2010 - 2:38pm
McCarthy: 'Slim chance' Rodgers practices

During his conference call with the New England media, Packers coach Mike McCarthy said Wednesday that he believes there's only a "slim chance" starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers will practice this week after sustaining a concussion in Sunday's 7-3 loss to the Lions in Detroit. 

 

"Aaron Rodgers did not practice today," McCarthy said. "He won't [Thursday] and there's a slim chance Friday. He's going through all the tests right now. We'll probably make a decision on Saturday if he's cleared."

 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is


12/15/2010 - 10:54am
Pats place Wilhite on IR; sign DL

FOXBORO -- The Patriots made room for their newest defensive lineman on Wednesday by placing cornerback Jonathan Wilhite on season-ending injured reserve. Louis Leonard is expected to be with the team this week for practice. 

 

At 6-4 and 325 pounds, Leonard is in his fourth NFL season after playing with the Rams (2007), Browns (2007-08) and Panthers (2009-10). He originally joined the NFL as a rookie free agent with the San Diego Chargers in 2007 out of Fresno State.

 

Wilhite injured his hip against Pittsburgh and missed the last four games. For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is


12/15/2010 - 9:35am
Cris Carter on D&C talks Branch, Moss

ESPN analyst and former NFL standout Cris Carter joined the Dennis & Callahan show on Wednesday morning to talk about the Patriots and further explain his critical comments about wide receiver Deion Branch.

 

In an interview on The Big Show recently, Carter said Branch "disappears" against regular cornerbacks. Asked if he still felt that way considering how well Branch has performed since rejoining the Patriots, Carter clarified his analysis as being of Branch's career, and it includes the fact that Branch has struggled with injuries.

 

"Deion is a very good route-runner. Exceptional quickness," Branch said. "He hasn't been able to stay healthy. He'll be able to come back to New England, I believe, and salvage his career. This is not the same player who was in Seattle in Week 1 and 2. And this is not the same player who was in Seattle the last couple of years. Now, was that player inside of...

12/15/2010 - 7:49am
Mashup: Vick wants a dog

Michael Vick said he wants to get a dog. The Eagles quarterback, who spent 18 months in prison for his role in allowing the fighting and abuse of dogs on his compound, said in an interview with NBC News on Tuesday that having a pet would show that his transformation is complete. "I would love to get another dog in the future," he said. "I think it would be a big step for me in the rehabilitation process.

 

"I think just to have a pet in my household and to show people that I genuinely care, and my love and my passion for animals; I think it would be outstanding. If I ever have the opportunity again I will never take it for granted. I miss having a dog right now. I wish I could. My daughters miss having one, and that’s the hardest thing: telling them that we can’t have one because of my actions."

 

Also in the news, Bengals receiver Terrell Owens, who has been productive on the field and...

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