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04/24/2010 - 8:06pm
Mississippi State lineman signs with Pats

Defensive lineman Kyle Love has signed with the Patriots as a free agent, according to his Twitter feed. The 6-foot-1, 310-pounder played in 44 games at Mississippi State and finished with 71 tackles, including 34 as a senior. The 23-year-old is the second undrafted free agent to agree on a deal with the Patriots — Central Michigan wide receiver Bryan Anderson has also reportedly agreed to a deal. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


04/24/2010 - 8:05pm
Report: Pats sign CMU receiver as free agent

The Patriots have signed Central Michigan wide receiver Bryan Anderson as an undrafted free agent, according to Dan Monson of cm-life.com. The 6-foot-5, 214-pound Anderson caught 68 passes for 865 yards last season and earned all-conference honors. At the Central Michigan Pro Day, Anderson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.58 seconds. For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.


04/24/2010 - 5:38pm
Patriots sign Gerard Warren

The Patriots have signed veteran defensive lineman Gerard Warren, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Warren is a 6-foot-4, 325-pounder out of Florida who has played for Oakland, Denver and Cleveland over the course of his nine years in the NFL. The 31-year-old has had good production over the course of his career, with his best season coming in 2003 with the Browns where he had 32 tackles, to go along with 5.5 sacks. (UPDATE, 6:15 p.m.: Patriots coach Bill Belichick just confirmed the signing in his post-draft press conference.) For more Patriots news, check out our football blog, It Is What It Is.
 


04/24/2010 - 5:16pm
Rivers on Rondo: He's like Varitek

MIAMI — Lost in the dramatics of Paul Pierce’s game-winner, Ray Allen’s Game 2 explosion and even Tony Allen’s brilliant defense on Dwyane Wade in Game 1 has been the stellar play of Rajon Rondo.

Through three games Rondo has averaged just 11.7 points, but that never tells the full story with him. He’s also getting 10 assists a nights and 6.3 rebounds, but again, numbers can’t define Rondo.

Rather, it’s been his ability to run the offense for over 40 minutes a night that has been the catalyst for the Celtics offensive execution.

“He’s light years [ahead of where he was], but a lot of that is just age, maturity,” Rivers said. “The other part of it is system. He’s been in the same system his entire career. I thought Game 3 was the best play-calling game in his career. He was like [Jason] Varitek as far as calling the right pitch. He was phenomenal. That...

04/24/2010 - 5:08pm
Lugo on boos: 'I wasn't surprised'

Julio Lugo was not surprised when he was booed in his return to Fenway Park on Friday night as a member of the Baltimore Orioles. He said it was the same reaction he had received before he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals last season.

“You hear some people clap and some people express whatever they’re feeling, but it doesn’t surprise me,” he told WEEI.com prior to Saturday’s game. “That’s what I was getting in the end when I was here at the end, people started saying stuff about me. But it didn’t surprise me. I was ready for it.”

On Friday, Lugo struck swinging to end the game, a 4-3 Red Sox win. Even though he is out of the lineup on Saturday, he does not anticipate a different response from the crowd in his next game (he expects to play on Sunday). He just expects a different result at the plate.

“I’m going to expect the same thing, especially...

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