Two days after his NFL.com colleague Pat Kirwan suggested that the Patriots were the front-runners to land potential free agent Julius Peppers, NFL.com senior columnist Vic Carucci said New England remains “very interested in acquiring Peppers,” and added that the Patriots are “encouraged that they could gain some leverage if the field for bidders is reduced by possible restrictions on the final eight playoff teams to sign free agents.”
Carolona has until Feb. 25 to decide whether to place a franchise tag on Peppers, but according to Carucci, multiple observers around the NFL believe the Panthers will not franchise him, allowing Peppers to hit the open market.
This report comes less than a week after Kirwan called the Patriots the team most likely to land Peppers.
“I still think the Patriots are the team that had the most interest in him, and they struggled in the pass rush last season,”...
American skier Lindsey Vonn won the Olympic downhill on Wednesday in Vancouver, while teammate Julia Mancuso took the silver medal. Vonn's bruised right shin didn't appear to be a factor as she sped down the mountain in 1 minute, 44.19 seconds. "This is everything I've wanted and hoped for," Vonn said. Mancuso finished just 0.56 seconds behind Vonn. Click here for the complete story.
Though FoxSports.com had reported on Monday that the Red Sox were in the mix for first baseman Russell Branyan, who swatted 31 homers for the Mariners last year, it appears that the team is unlikely to sign the 34-year-old (or any other left-handed corner infielder) to serve as a complement to Kevin Youkilis and Adrian Beltre.
Indeed, Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reported (via Twitter) an update on Tuesday night that the Sox were out of the mix for Branyan. A baseball source confirmed that the Sox are unlikely to sign a left-handed corner infielder, given that there would not be a significant guarantee of playing time for such a player.
The Celtics interest in Nate Robinson is real, according to a source, but a deal is not yet done. Robinson's status as a base year compensation player complicates any potential transaction. Eddie House, for example, would not work in a straight-up deal under salary cap rules. The teams would either need to add players or find a third team to faciliate the deal. Read more on Green St.
Mark Steinberg, Tiger Wood's agent, and his spokesman, Glenn Greenspan, just issued a statement that said "Tiger Woods will be speaking to a small group of friends, colleagues and close associates at 11 a.m. Friday at the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Tiger plans to discuss his past and his future and he plans to apologize for his behavior." It is also being reported that Tiger will not take any questions from the media. Click here for more on this developing story.
Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
We discuss the improbable win over the Browns and the loss of Rob Gronkowski with Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday.
Ninkovich sits in with Mut and Merloni to look back at yesterday’s comeback win against the Browns. Rob also explains the range of emotions the team experienced after Rob Gronkowski suffered a potentially season ending injury.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Buster joins Mut and Merloni live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Buster explains that the market for Stephen Drew has cooled off considerably and executives around the league believe he will return to Boston.
Hazen talks with Mut and Merloni about the on-going offseason process. Mike explains how the Red Sox dove in to free agency immediately after the team’s World Series win. He also explains how the team creates opportunities for young players that are ready to make the jump to the Major League level.
Cherington sits in with Mut and Lou to talk about the Red Sox heading into 2014. Ben breaks down the signing of Edward Mujica and what’s on the table at this year’s meetings.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Boston College running back Andre Williams joined the show and discussed his record setting season. He said that he will work on his acceptance speech on the flight down to New York.
Mike Mutnansky joined the show live from Orlando. He said that he is looking forward to hearing from Scott Boras later today.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys talked about our presidents selfie at the Mandela memorial.
Millar sits in with the guys on location in Orlando at MLB's Winter Meetings. He covers all the bases with Mut and Lou on all the Red Sox free agent possibilities and potential trades.
We discuss the vote that abolished the collision at the plate play in MLB, and bring in Tim Kurkjian of ESPN to further explain.
We check in with Tom Caron of NESN and get his take on the winter meetings and the moves (or lack thereof) the Sox have made at the winter meetings in Orlando.
We check in with Rob Bradford live from the Winter Meetings in Orlando.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
We answer what you ask... and by we mean Salk, Holley and special guest Jenny Dell of NESN!
Answering questions, its what we do.
Live from the Winter meetings, questions will be answered.
Kurkjian joins Mut and Merloni at the Winter Meetings to talk about the Red Sox plans on the market. Tim believes the Red Sox are not satisfied with their situation in center and are looking to add a veteran outfielder to the mix.More from this show
We discuss the comers and goers for the Red Sox and the rest of MLB with former GM Steve Phillips, now of MLB Radio on Sirius XM.More from this show