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12/03/2010 - 9:40am
Schefter on D&C: Brady will find a way

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about Monday's showdown between the Patriots and Jets. "There's a good reason that everybody is fired up about this game," he said. "It's going to be tremendous. … This may be the highest-rated sporting event in cable TV history."

 

Schefter predicts a Patriots victory Monday, mainly due to the recent success of the New England offense. "I trust Tom Brady in this spot more than I trust Mark Sanchez," he said. "I just believe that somehow, some way, despite the fact that Brady has struggled against Rex Ryan defenses, that he'll find a way to get it done. I don't know how, I don't know why, and it may just be that I'm wrong. But Brady has been spot on this year. Spot on. As good as anybody in the league. You have to figure at home, where he's done OK, he's going to do OK again on Monday...

12/03/2010 - 7:52am
Mashup: Rolle sorry for soldier comment

Giants safety Antrel Rolle, who earlier this week criticized New York fans for booing the team, apologized for comparing the players to soldiers returning from duty overseas. "We're risking ourselves out there on the field each and every day also," Rolle said Thursday. "When soldiers come back from Iraq, you don't boo them. I look at it the same way." Later in the day, he admitted that "was a very poor, very inappropriate choice of words." To read more about that story, plus check out other news, video, trivia and more, go to Friday's Morning Mashup.


12/03/2010 - 12:24am
Okajima, Miller, Buchholz non-tendered

The Red Sox did not tender 2011 contracts to pitchers Taylor Buchholz, Andrew Miller, and Hideki Okajima. All three will now become free agents.

 

The Sox did tender contracts to the other 21 unsigned players on their Major League roster, including closer Jonathan Papelbon, who is eligible for arbitration for a third time and is eligible to get a raise from the $9.35 million he made in '10.

 

Teams had a deadline of 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday night to tender '11 contracts to all unsigned players on their Major League rosters. The Red Sox now have 37 players on their 40-man roster.

 

For more on the Red Sox, see the team page at weei.com/redsox.


12/02/2010 - 11:52pm
Report: Sox offered Rivera three-year deal

According to Jon Heyman of SI.com, the Red Sox attempted to sign closer Mariano Rivera to a three-year deal. It appears, however, that Rivera will re-sign with the Yankees, agreeing to what multiple reports classify as a two-year deal worth in the neighborhood of $30 million. Heyman also Tweeted that he has heard the Angels and one other team offered the reliever three years. For more Red Sox coverage, see the team page at weei.com/redsox.


12/02/2010 - 11:47pm
Seidenberg: Sturm 'agreed' to trade

Just hours after multiple media reports had Bruins forward Marco Sturm waiving his no-trade clause and being traded to the Los Angeles Kings, the Bruins made a formal effort to put the brakes on the story. Sturm's teammate - and fellow German countryman - Seidenberg said he spoke with Sturm earlier in the day and said Sturm confirmed to him that he had waived the no-trade. Now, Seidenberg and the rest of the team await the next move as Sturm’s future with the team appears in limbo.

 

“It is very tough, everybody loves Marco here,” Seidenberg said following the 8-1 thrashing of the Lightning. “He’s been a big part of our organization and he’s a great guy and I think any time you see a guy leave, especially in an awkward situation right now, it’s just tough.” Seidenberg said he spoke to Sturm before Thursday’s game and he was under the impression that Sturm had already accepted the...

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