According to a report from Adam Caplan, the Patriots will use a second-round restricted free agent tender on quarterback Brian Hoyer.
If a team wishes to sign Hoyer, the Patriots (should they refuse to match the offer) would receive a second-round draft pick. If Hoyer is not signed to an offer sheet by another team and elects to sign with New England, he would receive a salary of $1.93 million in 2012.
Hoyer -- signed as an undrafted free agent by the Patriots in 2009 -- has been with New England for three seasons as Tom Brady's backup. He has appeared in 13 games, completing 27-of-43 passes for 286 yards with one TD and one INT.
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Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan Show on Tuesday morning. Lucchino was asked to evaluate the performance of Bobby Valentine to date as the manager continues his first spring training as manager of the Sox.
"He's done a wonderful job," Lucchino said. "Working well with Ben Cherington and he's just been a shot in the arm of energy and newness."
With Valentine in the fold, there has been talk in the media about an organizational shift, with a possible increased emphasis on base-stealing and bunting, the kind of "small ball" that is more prevalent in the National League.
"Bobby does believe a little bit more in the running game and the bunting game as was the case under Terry Francona and Theo Epstein," Lucchino acknowledged. "But we'll see. This is spring training. … You try things, you want to see what the capacity of...
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minster David Cameron will attend Tuesday night's NCAA play-in game in Dayton, Ohio, between Western Kentucky and Mississippi Valley State. The two leaders will take part in a live halftime interview with analyst Clark Kellogg.
The White House said the trip will showcase the tight relationship between the two allies. Ohio also is considered a swing state for the upcoming election.
Republicans criticized the trip.
"While showing off our amazing college basketball teams is great, many Americans struggling to find jobs, dealing with soaring gas prices, or concerned with our rising deficit and debt would probably like the president spend at least as much time dealing with those issues," said Sean Spicer, a spokesman for the Republican National Committee.
The president made his NCAA tournament picks for ESPN, and they will be unveiled Wednesday. He has not revealed whether he predicted...
LOS ANGELES -- Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was at Staples Center on Monday to watch his team play the Clippers. He is scheduled to fly back to Boston on Tuesday where he hopes to have further information about the health of Chris Wilcox and Jermaine O'Neal. That will go a long way toward determining whether the Celtics make a move.
"No one wants to give up bigs that can help you win, but we need an extra big body at some point, depending on the results," Ainge said. "If Chris and Jermaine can play, that changes things."
Wilcox is undergoing further cardiac tests after something came up during a regular exam last week. O'Neal has been contemplating wrist surgery and has been out since before the All-Star break.
"We’ll just wait and hear what the doctors have to say and what [Wilcox] has to say rather than me commenting anymore," Ainge said. "I should find out Wednesday....
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen was ejected from Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox, evidently for telling the first base umpire that a fair/foul call was not yet in his jurisdiction because the ball remained in front of the bag.
"It was lesson time," said Sox manager Bobby Valentine. "Ozzie was telling the first base umpire it wasn't his call, because the ball was in front of the bag, and he didn't want to hear that."
As Guillen exited the field through the tunnel next to the Red Sox dugout, Valentine waved. Asked if he said anything to his Miami counterpart, Valentine recalled saying, "See ya."
Guillen did not see or hear Valentine's remarks, but asked how he would have reacted, Guillen made his feelings clear.
"I don't see it. I would have told him to go and [expletive] himself, too," said Guillen, with a laugh. "That's the way Ozzie Guillen is....
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.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Tim Neverett talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before game 3 of their series with the Tigers. John talks about the struggles Steven Wright has had in inclement weather or days with high heat and humidity and how that might factor in to giving Wright the start on a particular day.
Drew Pomeranz looked stronger in his second Red Sox start but the offense wasn't there to back him up tonight. Mut recaps the 4-2 loss to the Tigers. Thoughts on the manager, the bullpen, and your Sox calls as well.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Dino, Gerry and Mike Mutnansky discuss the Red Sox getting swept at home by Detroit and the state of the team heading out on an 11-game road trip.
Mut dishes on a few strained -- or perceived strained -- relationships he has at WEEI these days.
A compilation of the morning's Patriots talk with John, Gerry and Mut as the first Patriots practice is set to open in Foxboro.
The guys talk about the Red Sox sweep at Fenway by the Tigers and their recent struggles at home. They then preview the tough road trip ahead for the Sox
The OMFers discuss what it will be like with Jimmy Garoppolo under center. The guys get into Mut's complaint from earlier in the morning that Fauria ignored him in the gym
New Patriot's receiver Chris Hogan joins OMF to talk about being the new guy, and his experience with Rex Ryan in Buffalo
We discuss the vagueness of Max Kellerman's comment and how it's just one big desire to be the first one to say something.
We discuss the state of the Sox with manager John Farrell live from Anaheim.
As Pats camp opens, we look at four of the most pressing questions for the team
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
This week we preview the last major of the year, The PGA Championship.
John Dennis and Gerry Callahan bring Gary Tanguay in the podcenter to discuss Tango's bargaining position for Dino's job when it opens next year. The guys also discuss Kirk Minihane's latest podcast with Lenny Clarke.
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