The loss of starting safety Jim Leonhard dominated the news out of Florham Park, N.J. on Friday as the Jets and he had surgery on his fractured right tibia on Friday night. Leonhard was placed on season-ended injured reserve. Tackle Damien Woody returned to practice after missing two practices with a knee injury and is questionable. CB Marquice Cole, WR Jerricho Cotchery and DE Shaun Ellis all returned to full participation in practice and are probable.
Jets practice report for Saturday:
S Jim Leonhard (calf, shin)
Limited Participation in Practice
CB Dwight Lowery (concussion) Questionable
T Damien Woody (knee) Questionable
Full Participation in Practice
CB Marquice Cole (hamstring) Probable
WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin) Probable
DE Shaun Ellis (knee) Probable
FOXBORO — The Patriots' injury report for Saturday remained unchanged for the third straight day as quarterback Tom Brady was still limited but is listed officially as probable for Monday night against the Jets. Brady hasn't fully participated in practice since Nov. 5, the Friday before the game in Cleveland. Three others, DL Mike Wright, DL Myron Pryor and CB Jonathan Wilhite did not participate. Saturday workout inside Dana Farber Field House was the final practice before Sunday's walk-through and Monday night's game.
Patriots injury report for Saturday:
G Stephen Neal (shoulder, placed on IR)
Did Not Participate in Practice
DE Myron Pryor (back) Questionable
CB Jonathan Wilhite (hip) Questionable
DE Mike Wright (neck, concussion) Questionable
Limited Participation in Practice
FOXBORO — Deion Branch always wears a bright, genuine smile so it’s really hard to tell if he’s ever genuinely ticked off. Even after being told that Cris Carter thinks he’s ‘just a guy’ in the Patriots receiving game, Branch sounded like someone completely focused on Monday’s battle with the 9-2 Jets than getting into one with a retired receiver and current NFL analyst, who happens to be great friends with - and former Vikings teammate of - Randy Moss, now with the Titans.
“He’s just a guy. You guys have to be real about it,” Carter, now an ESPN analyst, told WEEI’s “Big Show on Friday. “Great players, they don’t get hurt as much as the other players. There’s a difference between great ones and good ones and average ones.”
Branch offered his good-natured reply on Saturday in the Patriots locker room. “Who me?...
FOXBORO -- Despite indication from coach Bill Belichick that injured defensive linemen Mike Wright and Myron Pryor were "doing better" this week, both were missing for a third straight day at Patriots practice inside a cold Dana Farber Field House. Also missing for a third straight practice was cornerback Jonathan Wilhite, who is nursing a sore hip.
The team practiced in sweats and shells in their final formal on-field workout before Monday night's game against the Jets. Wright is dealing with the effects of a neck injury along with a concussion suffered in the game against the Colts while Pryor injured his back against the Browns and hasn't played since.
FOXBORO -- The leader of the NFL Players Association has advised players to save their last three game checks and prepare for a lockout next year, according to an Associated Press report on Saturday.
The report adds that NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, in a letter to players, said that "an internal deadline" for a new collective bargaining agreement has passed and players would be well-advised to start saving their money now.
Patriots player representative Matt Light told the AP on Saturday that he is taking steps to educate Patriots players on how best to prepare.
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
WEEI's Chris Price joins Mut to talk about his experience of being in yesterday's Patriots championship parade, and which New England free agents could return to play for the Pats next season.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
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Curt Schilling didn't back down when twitter trolls took shots at his daughter. Dino, Gerry and Kirk applaud Schill's stand.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk look back at their weekend in Fort Myers. Who visited Mommy and Daddy over the weekend?
Dunkin Donuts liked Christian's "bacon covered doughnut" idea. SNL does an ISIS skit. The Pittsburg Pirates issued a statement condemning "Jihadi John's" Pirates hat.
With free agency looming, Adam Schefter, on Sportscenter, said that he thinks Darrelle Revis will NOT be re-signed by the Patriots and that they will cut him instead, making him the most coveted free agent on the market.
Barry Melrose joined the show to talk about the NHL trade deadline. Although Melrose likes the trade of Brett Connolly from Tampa to Boston, he thinks the team needs to make more moves to keep ahead of Florida, who just traded for Jaromir Jagr. He also weighs in on the job security of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli.
Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins AFTER the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.
We examine four trade deadline day deals that helped or affected Boston teams in recent history.
Michael, Mike Mutnansky and Jerry Thornton talk Bruins before the trade-deadline and check in with the fans.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about their time in Fort Myers and are joined by a special guest, Doug Lane.
Boston University coach David Quinn joins WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin to discuss the Terriers’ Beanpot title and how he feels about his team as the postseason approaches. Quinn also discusses reports about NHL interest in goalie Matt O’Connor and briefly touches on a recent misstep by Jack Eichel.
After a wild trade deadline, Ben Kichen and Sam Packard breakdown the Celtics and the rest of the NBA. Then Sam yells at Ben about the use of analytics in basketball. Ben yells back.
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