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12/17/2010 - 5:16pm
Six Pats questionable for Sunday

Six Patriots — defensive lineman Ron Brace, tight end Aaron Hernandez, cornerback Devin McCourty, nose tackle Myron Pryor, defensive lineman Gerard Warren and defensive lineman Mike Wright — are all questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers. Here's the complete report:

Did Not Participate
DL Ron Brace (concussion) questionable
TE Aaron Hernandez (flu) questionable
DL Myron Pryor (back) questionable
DL Mike Wright (concussion) questionable

Limited Participation
CB Devin McCourty (rib) questionable
DL Gerard Warren (knee) questionable
WR Deion Branch (knee) probable
CB Darius Butler (thigh) probable
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot) probable

Full Participation
CB Kyle Arrington (elbow) probable

For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


12/17/2010 - 3:55pm
Sox engaged on Wheeler, not Fuentes

According to industry sources, the Red Sox continue to talk to reliever Dan Wheeler, but are not focused at this time on left-hander Brian Fuentes.

 

The Sox have been having ongoing discussions with Wheeler, a Rhode Island native, about the possibility of joining a Boston bullpen that is amidst a significant makeover. The Sox bullpen was defined by GM Theo Epstein as the team's foremost area of need this offseason after the group had a 4.24 ERA that ranked 24th in the majors and 12th in the American League. The team’s 22 blown saves were fourth most in the majors and second most in the AL.

 

While Bobby Jenks agreed to terms on a reported two-year, $12 million deal, and the Sox have added a number of pitchers (Andrew Miller, Rich Hill, Lenny DiNardo and Sean Bergmann, among others) on minor league deals, the team remains open to further additions. But while they remain engaged in discussions with Wheeler (but only on...

12/17/2010 - 2:14pm
King on D&H: Pats peaking at right time

Peter King of Sports Illustrated and NBC Sports made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Friday and talked about the Patriots' resurgence and the team's success in bad weather.

 

"The Patriots just play, and they play football, despite whatever weather they're in," King said, adding: "They don't hunker down and say, 'OK, let's get 10 points on the board and try to stop them.' They keep attacking.

 

"They're so far and away the best team in football right now, it isn't even close. They've repelled every challenge from every good team, beaten two nine-win teams in a row, 81-10. They're a phenomenal football team right now."

 

Talking about comparisons between this team and the 2007 juggernaut that went undefeated in the regular season, King noted that the 2007 team started to dip toward the end of the season, while this team appears to be peaking in...

12/17/2010 - 1:26pm
'Door open' for Rodgers to play vs. Pats

Though Aaron Rodgers is listed as doubtful for Sunday night's game against the Patriots while recovering from a concussion, the Packers quarterback was described as upbeat in the Green Bay locker room on Friday, and he has not been ruled out for the contest.

 

"The door is open for Aaron Rodgers to play in the game," Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy told reporters. "He's working his way through the [recovery] process. ... There are stages that you work through. But he's making progress, and I talked to him today. He looks good (and) would like to play."

 

Backup Matt Flynn has been preparing for the start this week, as Rodgers has been unable to practice. McCarthy told reporters that he hopes to make a decision on his starter by Saturday, and that the decision will be a byproduct of tests conducted by Packers team doctor John Gray and an independent neurologist.

 

For more on Rodgers'...

12/17/2010 - 1:05pm
Pats practice: Hernandez, 3 others miss

FOXBORO -- Rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez was one of four players not spotted at the start of Patriots practice on Friday as the team worked out in sweats and shells on the main stadium field. 

 

Also missing were defensive linemen Mike Wright, Ron Brace and Myron Pryor while Gerard Warren returned after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday. 

 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is


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