According to multiple tweets from national football writers across the web, a plane containing quarterback Brett Favre has landed in Minnesota on Tuesday, the very day that three Vikings teammates made a plea for him to return in Hattiesburg, Miss.
Favre had ankle surgery in May and had planned on playing the 2010-11 season only if he was healthy. FoxSports.com has reported the 40-year-old has told teammates he will indeed return for a second season in Minnesota.
In 20 professional seasons between Green Bay, the New York Jets, and Minnesota, Favre has thrown for 69,329 yards, 497 touchdowns, and 317 interceptions. He has a career QB rating of 86.6.
The Red Sox have assigned Cuban catcher Adalberto Ibarra to the Salem Red Sox of the Carolina League. Ibarra signed a five-year major-league deal that could be worth up to $4.3 million with the Sox earlier this season, then spent some months awaiting a visa before taking his physical in Boston earlier in the summer. He had been working out at the team's extended spring training facility in Fort Myers.
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Dustin Pedroia said he is healthy enough to help the Red Sox battle for a playoff spot but admitted hours before his return from a broken foot that he'll have to see how much he can play day-by-day.
"We'll figure it out on the fly," Pedroia said prior to Tuesday's game. "I feel pretty good. I don't think I'm going to be 100 percent rest of the way but don't think it really matters."
Pedroia will be facing Jered Weaver, the American League leader in strikeouts as the Red Sox open a three-game series with the Angels at Fenway.
"I'm just one of the guys," Pedroia added. "I don't think anybody's thinking, 'Dustin's back. We're going to win every game.' "
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The Red Sox placed outfielder/infielder Eric Patterson on the disabled list on Tuesday in order to make room for the return of second baseman Dustin Pedroia. The team also recalled outfielder Daniel Nava and sent reliever Dustin Richardson to Triple A Pawtucket.
Richardson, 26, allowed just three earned runs in 19 games (10 1/3 IP), though he gave up two homers. Nava, on the other hand, has hit .290 with a home run and 16 runs batted in over two stints with the Sox this season. The 27 year old has played in 30 major league games.
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Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia, out since June 25 after breaking his foot, is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Angels. He is back at second base and in his customary second spot in the Red Sox lineup.
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Greg, Steve and Chris zero in on the O-line specifically and look at what it will take to right the ship. Is the running game a solution or more blocking from TE's, LaFell etc. ?
The boys discuss what is going on with the Pats offense and why Brady has looked a little off so far. Is it O-line or WR issues? They specifically discuss Amendola, Thompkins and Dobson - who's the odd man out?
Greg Dickerson, Steve DeOssie and Chris Price kick off NFL Sunday discussing why the Patriots struggled so much against Oakland at home. This week on Monday Night Football, it doesn't get any easier as New England visits noisy Arrowhead Stadium. Is this going to be an issue for the under-performing offensive line? Also, where has the Revis affect been?
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
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.
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DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
Tim Hasselbeck on tonight's game at Arrowhead.
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The guys opened the show reacting to the over the top celebration of Jeter at Fenway.
Gammon talks about the 1-2 punch of Justin Houston and Tamba Hali going up against the struggling Patriots offensive line. The line will likely have a tough time dealing with the noise at Arrowhead. Gammon also previews what to expect out of guys like Jamaal Charles and Dwayne Bowe.
Snoop Dogg takes to Instagram to cuss out Todd Haley's play calling. NBC has a awkward bit of programming. Rob Ryan admits he needs to do more, and throw REX in there too!
We discuss the Rajon Rondo injury and conspiracy theories, and whether or not his tale about falling in the shower holds any water. Get it? Shower... water? Nevermind.
We bring you the stuff you might have missed that we didn't have a chance to touch on today.
We tackle four topics all inspired by Derek Jeter's long goodbye.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
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.
Welcome to the Week 4 Fantasy Football Podcast. Lots of information here starting with Thursday Night Football and what you need to know from a Fantasy Football perspective, the state of the Pats moving forward and the Fantasy Football repercussions involving Tom Brady and company. Is Tom Brady now a Buy-Low Asset? Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get into it in depth, then hit several other Buy-Low Targets featured in Pete’s latest article http://rotobahn.com/buy-low-sell-high-925/ Enjoy! And make sure you tune in for more on Sunday morning at 6:30am for “The Fantasy Football Hour” on 93.7-FM.
Jerry Thornton joins Dino and Kirk for the second edition of Breaking Balls. They dive into a variety of topics including their feelings about polarizing Boston sports media members.
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