The Patriots will activate guard Logan Mankins for Sunday's game against the Browns, according to a report in the Boston Globe. To make room for Mankins on the roster, the team has released cornerback and former second round pick Terrence Wheatley.
Wheatley, chosen 62nd overall in the 2008 NFL draft, played sparingly throughout his Patriots career, registering just four tackles in parts of three seasons. With Wheatley's release, Jerod Mayo, Shawn Crable, Jonathan Wilhite, and Matthew Slater are the only 2008 draft picks remaining on the Patriots. The Pats chose seven players in that draft. Wheatley is one of five players taken by the Patriots in the first three rounds between 2006-2009 who did not stay in New England for their entire rookie contract. Tyrone McKenzie, a third-rounder in 2009, is on the practice squad.
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Kevin Garnett said he is tired of talking about his run-in with Detroit's Charlie Villanueva on Tuesday in Boston's win over the Pistons. Villanueva accused Garnett, via twitter, of calling him a cancer patient during a trash-talking session on the court. Garnett spent Wednesday trying to diffuse the situation, claiming there was a misunderstanding and he simply called the Pistons big man a 'cancer' to his team and the NBA.
Friday, Garnett said he's done talking about it.
"He's a nobody," Garnett said. "I'm not paying attention to nobodies anymore."
It has been quite the emotional week for Garnett, who also got into a shoving match with Andrew Bogut the next night in a home-court win over Milwaukee.
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Celtics coach Doc Rivers said his head trainer told him hours before Friday's tip-off that Rajon Rondo wouldn't be available to the team in their game against Chicago because of lingering soreness in his left foot.
"[Friday] morning, Eddie [Lacerte] told me that Rondo wasn’t playing because of his foot," Rivers said after Friday's overtime game in which Rondo played 41 minutes, scored 10 points and dished out 11 assists. "And ten minutes later I go down so we can watch film and Rondo said, ‘I’m playing; I’m fine.’"
Asked if Rondo was dealing with plantar fascitis, Rivers said, "I think that's what it is, and it's a mild case but when those get fired up, those are extremely painful."
Rondo took treatment for 30 minutes after the game and then said he has been dealing with pain in both feet, with more pain in his left foot. He also said...
In a game that was a throwback to the first round of the 2009 playoffs, the Celtics had a fierce battle with the Bulls, coming out on top, 110-105, in overtime. Ray Allen led the way with 25 points on 9-of-12 shooting while Kevin Garnett added 16. Glen Davis chipped in with 15 off the bench for the Celtics, who won their fourth straight and spoiled the return of former Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau as Bulls head coach.
The Celtics used a 22-3 run to erase a 23-19 deficit and build 15-point second quarter lead. Boston also led by as many as 16 early in the third quarter before the Bulls turned it on. Trailing 72-64 after three quarters, the Bulls went on a 20-9 run to take an 84-81 lead with 5:12 left on a Joakim Noah jumper. The Celtics jumped back out ahead by six but consecutive threes by Luol Deng knotted the game at 96.
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The Bruins woke up big time in the third period in Washington and rallied to nearly steal a point or two in a game in which they were left for dead on Friday night. Ultimately, it was locally born John Carlson who did the Bruins in as the Capitals escaped the game with a 5-3 victory.
The Bruins were offensively nonexistent through the first two periods, putting just nine shots on Washington netminder Michal Neuvirth, all of which the 22-year-old stooped. The Capitals, on the other hand, were able to to put three past Tim Thomas, who for the first time this season was pulled from a game.
With the Bruins down, 3-0, entering the third, the team rallied with Tuukka Rask in net and had goals from Michael Ryder, Nathan Horton, and Shawn Thornton to tie the game and chase Neuvirth, who ended the night with just 11 saves on 14 shots. Carlson negated the sting of the Bruins' rally when he beat Tuukka Rask from the...
The guys have even more reaction to Deflategate and if this is actually a showdown between Bill and Roger.
Tom E. Curran calls the boys during his layover in Denver and gets right into the Deflategate craziness. Tom talks about his knowledge of the situation including his thoughts on if the NFL was indeed trying to set up and catch the Pats in the act. He gets into the relationship between Belichick and the league office, Belichick and Kraft and the actual game on Super Bowl Sunday.
Greg and Steve discuss the Deflategate debacle with callers and give their theories as to what went down in Foxboro last week against the Colts. Both guys think that Pats may be guilty of doing something to the balls, but that so do most other teams. Will Belichick and Brady be punished? Not if the NFL doesn't have proof, which it's looking more and more like they don't.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing who was lying yesterday.
The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney
After Tom Brady answered questions for a half hour about Deflate-Gate, the guys discuss whether or not they believe him.
Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate with Lou, Christian and Tim on Patriots Friday
We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNE
Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart of PFW continue the dialogue and try and find some sanity in this sea of madness.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
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After his emotional reaction on NFL Live following Tom Brady's press conference yesterday, Mark Brunell joins Lou, Christian and Tim about all things Deflate GateMore from this show
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