"Tremendous progress" has been made on a new contract for Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, and the deal is close to being done, according to sources close to WEEI’s "Dennis & Callahan" show. (To listen to the audio of the report click here.) The Boston Herald is also reporting that the deal could be worth three years, $58 million.
The former NFL MVP is scheduled to earn $6.5 million this season in the final year of a six-year contract. While both the Patriots and Brady have been mostly mum about any sort of negotiations regarding a new deal, the quarterback said earlier this summer he’s “not into playing games” when it comes to hammering out a new deal.
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A family of Patriots fans from New Jersey filed a lawsuit against the bosses of the old Giants Stadium based on a situation during last year's Patriots-Jets game. The suit alleges that Michelle Munoz, a 43-year-old mother, was sworn at, punched and eventually thrown over a row of seats for holding up a sign that read, "I love Tom Brady." Her 14-year-old daughter, wearing a Patriots jersey, also was the target of abuse. The family claims security ignored their pleas for help because they are Pats fans. Read more about that story, plus check out other news, videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
Appearing on the Dennis & Callahan Show, PGA golfer Brad Faxon said that he expects Tiger Woods to be part of the United States Ryder Cup team when the group is announced by U.S. captain Corey Pavin Tuesday. "There's no way you can leave him off the team," said Faxon, who also identified J.B. Holmes, Zach Johnson, and Stewart Cink as the golfers he believes Pavin will choose to round out the team.
"I like the guy who is playing the best golf, and it's not clear-cut right now," Faxon said. "This is a tough choice because we need guys who are playing well, badly."
Faxon also explained that he doesn't believe Faxon's picks will be formed by outside influences. "First of all, I don't think NBC and Corey are talking. It's his sole decision," he said. "The PGA of America doesn't have any input in his decision, nor does NBC."
Pavin's selections are...
Ryan Kalish had his second career grand slam in a five-run fourth inning as the Red Sox cruised to a 12-5 win over the Rays Monday night at Fenway Park.
Jon Lester labored over six innings but struck out 10 to earn his 16th win against eight losses this season.
David Ortiz and Adrian Beltre hit back-to-back homers in the first inning as the Red Sox raced out to an 11-2 lead. The Red Sox snapped a three-game losing streak.
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Linebacker Tyrone McKenzie has cleared waivers and will be added to the Patriots practice squad. McKenzie, 6-foot-2 and 245 pounds, was drafted by the Patriots in the third round (97th overall) of the 2009 draft out of South Florida. He missed the entire 2009 training camp due to an injury and was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 31 and missed his rookie season. He was released over the weekend, but will now join New England's practice squad. ESPN was the first to report the news. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price look ahead to Sunday's game against the Bears and what the Patriots need to do to contain dynamic running back Matt Forte.
We check in with SI/MMQB's Peter King for his weekly take on the Patriots and all things NFL.
We sit down with Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday and get his take on a nail-biting win over the Jets, as well as his feelings on Peyton Manning breaking the NFL record for touchdowns.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
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.
Brick talked about the emergence of Torey Krug as a solid D pairing with Seidenberg and how well the Power Play is playing. He contributes that to 2 different units competing. Brick also likes the versatility of Simon Gagne.
The world's biggest Canadiens fan Tony Marinaro joins MFB after the Bruins and Tuukka Rask suffered another loss in Montreal.
The guys discussed hockey's place on the American sports landscape.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Revis was absent from practice and the guys wondered if this was the first time.
Will this incident affect the Patriots chances of signing Revis in the off-season.
The show took a look at all the hilarious sounds of last nights Governor's debate in the great state of Vermont.
We discuss the breaking news that Darrelle Revis was sent home yesterday for being late to scheduled team activities. Was it the right move by Bill Belichick? We discuss.
We sit down for an extended look at his new book with the great Bob Ryan of the Boston Globe.
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.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
Sausage and Lumpy, the producers for the D&C show, recorded a podcast yesterday. They left A LOT of stuff on the cutting room floor. Luckily, MFB picked it all up and played the unedited version during the midday show. Kirk joined the show to discuss how hard it is working with Callahan and his two producers.More from this show
Full Tilt, Full Time #54 Tedy Bruschi talks to Dale and Holley about a record breaking night for Peyton Manning, and a tough win for the Patriots this past Thursday.More from this show