Denver linebacker Von Miller and Patriots safety Patrick Chung were each hit with fines of $7,500 for infractions during last week's AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium, according to multiple reports. Chung was penalized for unnecessary roughness for a second-quarter hit, while Miller was also flagged for unnecessary roughness after taking a shot at Patriots center Dan Connolly following a late punt by quarterback Tom Brady. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
FOXBORO -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was removed from Friday's injury report and fully participated in practice again, the second straight day of "full participation" after missing Wednesday due to a reported sprained AC joint in his left shoulder. For Baltimore, the Ravens reported that Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed, who made a pair of game-saving plays at the end of Sunday's win over the Texans, fully participated and is probable with a left ankle injury. In all, New England had 14 players who were limited and all are officially "questionable" for Sunday's game, which can be heard on Sportsradio WEEI 93.7 FM at 3 p.m. ET. Here is Friday's complete report:
WR Deion Branch (knee) Questionable
OL Marcus Cannon (ankle) Questionable
S Patrick Chung (knee) Questionable
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb) Questionable
TE Aaron Hernandez (concussion) Questionable
FOXBORO -- Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Friday morning that they want to do everything possible to keep impending free agent Wes Welker. Speaking with a group of reporters at Gillette Stadium, Kraft said “hopefully, when the season ends, both sides will be wise enough to consummate something.”
“Well, I think Wes wants to be here, and we want him here,” Kraft said. “He’s pretty special. Anytime there’s a player on this team I can look eye to eye and be at the same level, he’s an important guy.”
Welker is in the final year of a five-year, $18.5 million deal he signed before the start of the 2007 season.
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Speaking on WFAN in New York Friday, Jets head coach Rex Ryan said, "First off, the Ravens are going to win this game," when referring to Baltimore's AFC Championship matchup against the Patriots Sunday.
Ryan later added, "I think they can move the ball on the Pats, I don’t think there’s any doubt. I think they can move. And, let’s face it, I’m cheering for the Ravens."
The Jets' coach went on to explain why he believes Baltimore has the upper-hand on the Patriots.
"The only way you’re going to beat New England is if you...
In an interview with WFAN Radio in New York Friday afternoon, Jets coach Rex Ryan predicted Baltimore will beat the Patriots in Sunday's AFC championship game. Ryan, who was the Ravens' defensive coordinator before taking over as head coach of the Jets before the 2009 season, told Mike Francesa that he believes Baltimore is physical enough to slow down the New England offense.
"First off, the Ravens are going to win this game," Ryan said. "The only way you’re going to beat New England is if you have a great defense. And when you look at the teams that won -- obviously Buffalo was the one exception -- in three years I’m talking about, the Giants had a great game defensively, they were able to get pressure on the quarterback, make plays in the back end. The Ravens had beaten New England before with a dominant defense. We beat New England three times but we did it creatively … a different type of defense where [Tom...
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Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
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Glenn, Lou and Christian start the show by talking about the Red Sox retiring Wade Boggs' number. They also touch on the brief filed by the Patriots yesterday.
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Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
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