Former Patriots Pro Bowl linebacker Tedy Bruschi will join The Big Show with Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley every Monday from 4-6 p.m. during the NFL season as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday. Bruschi will be on hand to interview coach Bill Belichick each week beginning Aug. 15.
Bruschi made an appearance on Tuesday's Big Show and touched on a number of Patriots-related topics:
On how the team will address the outside linebacker position after news that Tully Banta-Cain would be released: "You've got a problem at that position now," Bruschi said. "Even going into the draft I was talking about them solidifying that position with that 33rd pick ... If Tully's cut, then you've really got to look at that position, that's got to be your top priority."
On former teammate Mike Vrabel, who retired to take a coaching job at Ohio State: "He was the most intelligent football player I ever played with, on both sides...
One day after an ankle injury prompted him to leave an eventual extra-innings loss against the Royals, Kevin Youkilis is out of the lineup on Tuesday night against Kansas City southpaw Danny Duffy. Yamaico Navarro will fill in at third base.
Center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury will also sit, with Darnell McDonald playing center and batting leadoff. That is perhaps a reflection of the Sox' desire to rest Ellsbury at a time when they might be able to take advantage of a matchup with significant splits, as righties are hitting .296 with an .871 OPS against Duffy, while southpaws are hitting .250/.681 against him.
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The antitrust suit -- Tom Brady v. NFL -- has been settled according to court documents filed in Minnesota District Court, CBS.com reports. Both sides of the labor dispute advised the court of their intent to settle the case, a necessary condition of formally agreeing to a new collective bargaining agreement. The next step is for the NFLPA to re-form as a union.
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According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, Logan Mankins will sign a franchise tender with the Patriots and report to training camp on time.
The All-Pro guard missed the first seven games of last season with contract issues before signing a $1.54 million tender. He is expected to earn about $10.1 million this season, unless the Patriots and Mankins can work out a long-term contract before September 20.
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According to a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Patriots have informed linebacker Tully Banta-Cain that he will be released on Thursday.
Banta-Cain -- who underwent surgery last Friday to repair an abdominal tear -- had a team-best 10 sacks in 2010 and five sacks in 2011, second on the club to Mike Wright's 5.5.
Banta-Cain was set to earn a base salary of $2.3 million in 2011.
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Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
The stove is hot. Mut, Bradford and Tomase are talking about the reports of David Ortiz’ retirement announcement, as well as their thoughts on the trade the Red Sox made for closer Craig Kimbrel
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird are live at TD Garden after the Bruins 2-0 win over Toronto on Saturday night. The guys discuss the first two-game home winning streak of the season and what it means.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Mikey, Mut and Villani are talking about the NFL's version of a run-on sentence, Ray Lewis. More specifically his comments regarding Bill Belichick, Rex Ryan, Tom Brady, and Cam Newton.
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
Buck and Soog talk about Ronda Rousey's loss, the state of the UFC and favorite things about Thanksgiving.
Glenn and Christian kick off the show playing some of the audio of Christian's call to a Vegan hotline last year around this time, and then the conversation turned to the importance of a 16-0 season now that big injuries have decimated the skill positions.More from this show
Before Monday night's game against the Patriots, Rex Ryan invited Ray Lewis to give the Bills a pregame "pump-up" speech.More from this show