The Patriots announced Saturday that rookie defensive end Alex Silvestro has been signed to the 53-man roster from the practice squad. In addition, they have released wide receiver Tiquan Underwood.
Silvestro, 23, was originally signed by New England as a rookie free agent out of Rutgers on July 27, 2011 and released on Sept. 3, 2011. He joined the New England practice squad on Sept. 28 and then was signed to the 53-man roster on Dec. 23 and saw action in his first NFL game in the victory over Miami on Dec. 24, registering two assisted tackles. Silvestro, 6-3, 267 pounds, was released on Dec. 29 and signed back to the practice squad on Dec. 31.
Underwood, 24, played in five games for New England in 2011 and caught three passes for 30 yards. Underwood, 6-foot-1, 183 pounds, originally entered the NFL as a seventh round draft choice (253rd overall) by Jacksonville in the 2009 NFL Draft out of Rutgers. After beginning his rookie season on...
Curtis Martin, a third-round pick of the Patriots in 1995 who would go on to become the fourth leading rusher in NFL history, was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday.
Martin, the fourth-leading rusher in NFL history with 14,101 yards (trailing only Emmitt Smith, Walter Payton and Barry Sanders), topped 1,000 yards in each of his first 10 seasons, and was a five-time All-Pro. Martin, who was NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 1995, left New England to go to the Jets in 1998, ended up playing 11 years in the NFL.
Martin joins senior committee nominee Jack Butler (a former Steelers cornerback), former Steelers center Dermontti Dawson, former defensive end Chris Doleman, former Seahawks defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy, and former offensive tackle Willie Roaf in the Class of 2012.
One notable name who didn't make the cut was former Patriots coach Bill Parcells. Parcells was included among 10 finalists, but did not...
The following is the Saturday pool report on the Patriots session from Tom E. Curran of Comcast SportsNet, who filled in for Alex Marvez of Foxsports.com:
INDIANAPOLIS -- Bill Belichick and Tom Brady were the last Patriots to walk off the field at Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday afternoon after a 90-minute outing with friends and family that included official team Super Bowl photos.
From just past noon until 1:30 p.m., Patriots players, coaches and staff mingled with family and posed for picture after picture as the clock ticked down to Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants.
Brady and Belichick will be trying Sunday to win their fourth Super Bowl in five appearances.
Leaving their team hotel on the campus of IUPUI at 11:45 a.m., the Patriots traveled through a raw drizzle in a 10-bus caravan.
Asked how many friends and family made the trip to Lucas Oil, Patriots Vice President of Media...
New Red Sox pitcher Aaron Cook told WEEI.com's Alex Speier that he's healthy for the first time since 2009 and eager to get his career back on track after signing with the Sox on a minor league deal. Cook has battled turf toe, a broken leg and shoulder inflammation over the last three seasons, but he feels that he's put those injuries behind him.
“This offseason, it’s been really good. I’ve put on another 10 pounds of muscle. I feel strong. I feel like my arm is in the best shape it’s been in in a long time,” said Cook. “That’s really huge for me, just going into spring training knowing I don’t have any health issues, and all I need to do is go out and worry about pitching the way I know how to pitch."
Cook said he signed with the Sox because of the fan support and the presence of pitching coach Bob McClure with whom he had success in Colorado.
“If I had concerns about my health, it...
The Bruins' struggles continued Saturday afternoon as they fell to the Penguins, 2-1, at TD Garden.
The B's have lost back-to-back games for the first time since dropping contests to the Jets and Panthers on Dec. 6 and 8.
Evgeni Malkin scored his 28th goal of the season when he beat Tim Thomas on a rebound with the Penguins on the power play late in the first period. Bruins nemesis Matt Cooke extended the Penguins' lead in the third period before a Joe Corvo wrist shot from the point got the Bruins on the board.
Thomas made 26 saves in the losing effort, while Marc-Andre Fleury made 28 saves for the Penguins.
The Bruins will travel to Washington to face the Capitals on Sunday afternoon.
For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins.
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Mut is flying solo the last hour, but he's giving reaction and analysis as the Celtics draft a power forward out of France by the name of Guerschon Yabusele and getting some early grades for the Celtics
Mut and Kirk are talking more about the Celtics pick of Jaylen Brown and can't seem to find anyone who thinks it's a good pick or can make a case for why the Celtics took him third overall.
Joe, Tim, and Lou talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after his walk-off RBI single propelled the Red Sox past the White Sox 8-7.
Mut recaps the Red Sox 8-6 loss to the White Sox.
Mut recaps the Sox 3-1 loss in the series opener against the White Sox.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Who would you like to see in Dino's chair, Gary or Mut?
The debate heats up as the discussion turns towards O.J. Simpson
On a Friday edition of Headlines, Gary presents us with some thrilling erotica talk.
Jackie MacMullen talks about Jaylen Brown, the Celtics thought process, and what may happen in Free Agency.
Glenn and Christian discuss last night's underwhelming draft by the Celtics
Dale Holley and Thornton talk NBA draft.
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Laroy Streat comes back at it again! Talking the Celtics Draft and his take on the Celtics 3rd Draft pick. Catch Laroy every friday with the Dale & Holley Show 5:45- 6PM.
Former Celtics General Manager Jan Volk joins Kirk Minihane for a discussion that any Celtics fan will love. Kirk and Jan talk about the legendary 85/86 Celtics and how the team was constructed and of course the decision to draft Len Bias and his tragic death.
Kirk Minihane sits down with John Tomase to talk about the current political landscape, John's desire to write about social issues, and of course Spygate is discussed.
Kirk Minihane is joined by one of his radio heroes, Artie Lange. They discuss everything from Artie's comedy career, his time with Howard Stern, his issues with drugs and prostitutes, and the comedy show to benefit slain Officer Ronald Tarentino Jr.
Ben, Russ & Alex recap the 4-0 loss the USMNT suffered to Argentina in the COPA America Centenario semifinal. Then they catch up with the EURO's, and recap if their predicted winners are still in the tournament.
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