Broncos wide receiver Kenny McKinley has been found dead, apparently the result of a suicide, according to FOX 31 in Denver. The 23-year-old McKinley, a fifth-round pick out of South Carolina in 2009, caught 207 passes and generated over 2,700 yards as a collegian. He appeared in eight games as a rookie last season before an injury landed him on IR. McKinley is the third Broncos player to die a sudden death in the past four years: In Jan. 2007, cornerback Darrent Williams was killed in drive-by shooting, and in Feb. 2007, running back Damien Nash, 24, collapsed and died during a charity basketball game.
Patriots coach Bill Belichick, during his weekly interview on The Big Show, downplayed the demotion of safety Brandon Meriweather from the starting lineup. (Meriweather told the Dale & Holley show earlier today that it was his fault that he's not starting and that he, "hasn't been myself.")
"Brandon played yeterday," Belichick said. "So did James [Sanders]. So did Patrick [Chung]. They all played. They all contributed and I think all three will continue to do that in the future. I don't think whoever's out there for the first play of the game is the most significant thing." Asked if Meriweather was in the doghouse, Belichick responded, "No, I wouldn't say that."
After a strong start, the Pats offense struggled against the Jets in a 28-14 loss. The coach said part of that...
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick reacted Monday to the first-half head shot on Wes Welker by Jets safety Eric Smith that forced the Patriots receiver from the game and wound up in him being sent to the sideline to have his head examined by the team's medical staff.
"I think we both kind of saw the same thing," Belichick said of his heated discussion with the side judge moments after the play. "They threw a flag on it. I don't think that's really what the league is looking for, are those kind of plays. I can't imagine they are. See what they want to do about it."
"I just asked them about the call and what they saw," added Belichick, who stopped just short of asking the league for an additional penalty to be levied against Smith.
"It's their call, not mine," Belichick said.
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FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the team is awaiting test results on the apparent knee injury to veteran running back Kevin Faulk.
"They're doing some tests on Kevin and we'll know more when they tell us," Belichick said during his Monday afternoon briefing with reporters.
Faulk eventually walked off under his own power after being knocked out of bounds by Jets cornerback Drew Coleman in the fourth quarter of Sunday's game. Faulk remained on the ground for an extended period before heading to the bench and did not return to the game.
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Adrian Beltre is back in the lineup for the Red Sox tonight as they take on the Orioles tonight at Fenway. Beltre missed Sunday's game with the Blue Jays with a sore wrist.
The rest of the lineup:
Marco Scutaro 2B
Darnell McDonald RF
Victor Martinez 1B
Adrian Beltre 3B
Mike Lowell DH
Jed Lowrie SS
Bill Hall LF
Jason Varitek C
Ryan Kalish CF
Daisuke Matsuzaka SP
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Mike Klis discusses Brady vs. Manning, Welker and Belichick, and the rest of the Pats-Broncos story lines.
FOXBORO — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price preview the big showdown between the 6-1 Denver Broncos and the 6-2 New England Patriots and the 16th edition in the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning rivalry.
Chris Price, WEEI.com, joins the show to talk about the Patriots upcoming game against Denver. Chris got in the the DB match-ups with Denver's receivers, some ideas on how to blitz Peyton, Welker's impact, and a prediction.
Its time to start the season for the Celtics! We talk about the things we like about the Celtics and the things we dont like very much. Plus Sam feels like a jerk for laughing at Julius Randle.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
John Buccigross discussed the World Series with the guys. Also, does he cry at movies?
The guys opened the show discussing the Giants 3rd World Series win in 5 years.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the struggling Bruins.
Dale Arnold is fired up about the Bruins blown lead and lackluster play this season, and he doesn't mince words with Jerry Thornton when he talks about them with him, and your phone calls.
We talk Manning vs Brady... because the Broncos are playing the Patriots this weekend of course.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin is joined by Joe Meloni of College Hockey News on the first episode of the College Puckcast. They talk about the wrist injury that will sideline Boston College defenseman Steve Santini until at least January, as well as the good start for Boston University and its star freshman, Jack Eichel. Other topics include fast starts for Vermont and UMass-Lowell and slow starts for Providence and Northeastern.
The morning show was having another great podcast, until the whole thing came to screeching halt. Halloween, Asian strippers and proctologists.
Rodney Harrison, NBC Sports, spoke about how dangerous a healthy Rob Gronkowki is, and how stupid defensive coordinators are, when they continue to try and cover his with ONE guy. Rodney agrees with former teammate Tedy Bruschi, in that he does NOT think Vincent Jackson is a necessary addition.More from this show