FOXBORO -- An emotional Kevin Faulk acknowledged that his season is over after tearing the ACL in his right knee during Sunday's loss at the Meadowlands.
Faulk was injured in the fourth quarter when he was pushed out of bounds by Drew Coleman of the Jets. He did not return to the game. Faulk said he will let the swelling go down on his injured right knee and then have surgery in about a month.
"I'm upset for my teammates," Faulk said. "I'm gone now. Other guys have to step up. Sammy [Morris], BenJarvus [Green-Ellis], Fred [Taylor], [Danny Woodhead]."
For more, including video of Faulk, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots.
Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Wednesday morning that the team released eight players from training camp: Adam Courchaine, Ryan Donald, Michael Hutchinson, Levi Nelson, Tyler Randell, Antoine Roussel, Jordan Smotherman and Cody Wild.
Donald, Smotherman and Roussel were released from their tryout agreements and will report to Providence Bruins training camp. Courchaine, Hutchinson, Nelson and Wild were assigned to Providence. Randell was returned to his junior team, the Kitchener Rangers.
With the cuts, 49 players remain in camp.
For more Bruins news, check the team page at weei.com/bruins.
After five seasons with the Celtics, Brian Scalabrine has agreed to a contract with the Bulls, according to a report from Yahoo! Sports. In Chicago, Scalabrine would be reunited with Tom Thibodeau, the former C's assistant who is now the Bulls head coach.
Scalabrine, 32, has averaged 3.3 points per game in nine NBA seasons (his first four in New Jersey). His best season with Boston was 2006-07, when he averaged 4.0 points and 1.9 rebounds in 19 minutes per game. He averaged just nine minutes in 52 games last season, scoring 1.5 points.
For more Celtics news, visit the team page at weei.com/celtics.
NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning and talked about the team overview as the Sox head into the final two weeks of the season.
"It's interesting, when we started this whole [season], we were taking about pitching and defense," Remy said. "They're going to finish probably in the middle of the pack in pitching, middle of the pack in defense, and they're going to be near the top in offense. It's been a crazy year, and you can't take away from all the injuries. It's an excuse, but it's a fact. Without [Dustin] Pedroia in there, without [Kevin] Youkilis in there, without [Jacoby] Ellsbury in there, it's a totally different team."
Remy said he expects Ellsbury will be back in center field next season, and he thinks people should be careful about questioning his toughness. "I never do that," Remy said. "I've been hurt...
ESPN NFL analyst Merril Hoge joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the top stories around the league. Hoge said Patriots coach Bill Belichick deserve credit for getting what he has out of the defense with only one "difference-maker" in Vince Wilfork. "What he's doing with these young guys for the most part is excellent coaching," Hoge said. "Does it mean they're a great defense? No. But you can see them getting better every week."
Hoge was not as impressed with the Patriots offense. "Offensively, it's a little concerning," he said. "You've got three dimensions, I think, with [Tom] Brady, [Wes] Welker and [Randy] Moss. But they don't use a second phase to their offense and their running game as consistent as I feel if they did, it would make Brady even better — which he used to do early in Brady's career."
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