PEABODY — Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker is entering the final year of a five-year, $17 million deal he signed with New England in 2007. But when he was asked about his contract situation on Saturday, he didn't sound too concerned about the future.
“I’m really not worried about it at all," he said when he was asked if he wanted to see a resolution to an uncertain contract situation. "Either way — before, after, during [the season]. It really doesn’t matter. I enjoy playing ball. Whenever it comes, it comes. It’s probably the last thing on my mind. I just want to go out and play some winning football for my team and get out there and play.”
In the wake of the NFL lockout, Welker doesn't sound all the excited about the idea of talking about money.
"Being players and growing up and not having much and the fact that we're squabbling about money is kind of...
PEABODY — Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, speaking during a break at his football camp Saturday morning, said there's been a "world of difference" when it comes to training this offseason when compared to last offseason, when he was working his way back from a brutal knee injury.
"It's been great. I've actually been able to train instead of rehabbing," he said. "It's been a world of difference. I've actually been able to bench press for the first time. I've been able to squat because of my shoulder — I can reach back there to grab the bar. Some of those things are kind of key when it comes to football. I'm definitely excited about that and that's encouraging to see. Hopefully, I'll be able to use some of those skills I'm working on now during the season.
"I feel so much better. It's been great, really. Being able to train ... I have confidence and everything. I feel good out there. The...
TAMPA -- The Bruins are expecting a big rush from the Lightning at the beginning of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals. If they can withstand that, many Bruins feel they'll have a good chance to win the game and head back to Boston with a chance to clinch on Monday night at TD Garden.
"Definitely excitement, that's for sure," Bruins winger Michael Ryder said of the feeling in the dressing room prior to Saturday's 1:30 p.m. game. "It's a big game, it could be an even series or up 3-1. It's the biggest game of the series so far. For us, we have to take that mindset. I think we're ready to go. It's all about the first 10 minutes of the [first] period. We have to come out hard, throw pucks in and just get that momentum and take it to them quick."
For more coverage from the team of DJ Bean and Mike Petraglia on site in Tampa, visit the Bruins team page at weei.com/bruins and the...
Former Patriots safety Willie Andrews was arrested in Texas this past week after a lengthy drug-trafficking investigation, according to the Longview (Tex.) News-Journal. Andrews, a seventh-round pick of the Patriots in 2006 who was cut in 2008 after run-ins with the law, was reportedly one of 13 people arrested and charged with, at a minimum, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute hydrocodone and possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
Two days after Super Bowl XLII, Andrew was arrested in Lowell after police found him with a half-pound of marijuana. Five months later, Andrew was arrested again after after allegedly brandishing a gun at his live-in girlfriend during an early-morning argument. One day later, he was released by the Patriots. Since then, he has also signed with Florida and Omaha of the United...
The Red Sox enjoyed their biggest offensive eruption of the 2011 season, scoring their most runs of the season while collecting their most hits (19) of the year en route to a 15-5 shellacking of the Cubs. The Sox exceeded the nine runs they scored over six games in the 1918 World Series that had marked the last time that Chicago's National League squad visited Fenway Park.
Kevin Youkilis and Adrian Gonzalez led the offensive charge. Youkilis went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a two-run homer and a sac fly. He now has eight homers and 30 RBI on the year. Gonzalez, meanwhile, went 4-for-6 while driving in four runs; it was the 19th four-hit game of his career, but his first as a member of the Sox.
They were two of seven Sox lineup members to record multiple hits, joining Jacoby Ellsbury (3-for-6), Dustin Pedroia (2-for-4 with two walks), Adrian Gonzalez (4-for-6, 4 RBI), David Ortiz (2-for-5, 2 doubles), Jed Lowrie (2-for-5) and Jarrod...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia talks to former federal prosecutor John Down about the NFL's discipline process and what should be changed.
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Jason defended himself against Minihane.
The top stories of the day.
Former NFL running back Eddie George is upset that Judge Berman overturned Tom Brady's suspension and is speaking out, calling Tom Brady a cheater.
The guys continue to embrace the breaking news and listen to comments from Tedy Bruschi who happily reacts to the news that his former teammate is eligible to play on Opening Night.
Adam Schefter joins the show to talk about the breaking news that Tom Brady's suspension has been overturned, and gives his inside opinion on the result.
Now that the ruling has been overturned, Dale and Holley with Thornton check in with the legal analyst that was at the forefront of this case... SI's Michael McCann
Now that Brady is free, here's a recap of a good amount of the hate they faced the last 8 months.
We discuss Bob McNair's now infamous quotes about the Patriots, and how his comments, uniformed as they may be, are probably representative of other NFL owners, and thus the reason Roger Goodell can push forward with this situation without worrying about blowback from the owners.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
With the transfer window coming to a close, Ben, Russ & Alex hand out transfer grades for each Premier League team. They also discuss the Revs recent surge and debate if it will continue this weekend.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable are joined this week by special guests Jim Callis of MLB.com and Rob Bradford of WEEI.com to discuss what new GM Dave Dombrowski will do with his new prospect system. Also, do the Sox really have the best Farm system in baseball? Finally, Ken travels to Lowell to chat with Spinners' catcher Austin Rei and manager Joe Oliver.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Larry is still upset about Belichick's postgame answers, but Craig just wants Larry to admit that maybe Bill is not "the genius". In fact, maybe a lot of his success was due to having some pretty good players. The guys go on to discuss Belichick's legacy.More from this show