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09/23/2010 - 2:55pm
Taylor, Edelman limited at Patriots practice

Patriots Practice Report for Thursday
Did Not Practice

OL Nick Kaczur (back)
CB Terrence Wheatley (foot)

Limited Participation
WR Julian Edelman (foot)
WR Taylor Price (ankle)
RB Fred Taylor (toe)

Full Participation
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)


09/23/2010 - 1:08pm
Thornton: No pressure on Seguin
By: DJ Bean

Bruins forward Shawn Thornton joined Dale & Holley on Thursday afternoon. As he prepares to play in the team's preseason game with the Panthers Thursday night, he took time to shed light on Tyler Seguin, who contributed an assist in the B's 4-2 victory over the Canadiens Wednesday. Seguin, chosen second overall in the NHL draft in June, has received plenty of attention since coming to Boston, but Thornton said his case is much different than that of top overall pick Taylor Hall.

 

"It's not as bad as it probably is in Edmonton [with Hall]," Thornton said of any pressure being placed on the rookie. "The good news is that we've had a good team ever since I've been here. The team's been competitive, made it to the second round the last couple of years. He's not expected to come in and turn this franchise around, whereas some other kids might be when they're picked in that third, second, or third slot. We have a great bunch of...

09/23/2010 - 1:07pm
Kaczur, Wheatley missing at start of practice

FOXBORO — Only offensive lineman Nick Kaczur and cornerback Terrence Wheatley were missing from the start of Patriots practice this afternoon at Gillette Stadium. The practice was held in full pads on the upper fields behind Gillette Stadium. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/Patriots.
 


09/23/2010 - 11:02am
Celts' top pick won't be ready for camp

QUINCY -- Speaking prior to his team's kickoff golf tournament, Celtics' general manager Danny Ainge said that the team's No. 1 pick, guard Avery Bradley, will miss the beginning of training camp, which begins Monday. Ainge surmised that Bradley -- who underwent surgery on left ankle in the offseason -- is still "a couple of weeks away, at least." The GM added, "We're certainly not going to rush him." The Celtics were aware of the ankle injury prior to drafting Bradley, who suffered the ailment while going through a pre-draft workout with the Oklahoma City Thunder. For more Celtics news see the team page at weei.com/celtics.


09/23/2010 - 9:10am
Simmons on D&C: 'Logical' to sign Ortiz

ESPN columnist Bill Simmons joined the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the Celtics’ offseason, the rest of the NBA, Bill Belichick and the David Ortiz contract situation. Simmons isn't on board with picking up the $12.5 team option on the DH, who hit his 31st home run of the season in the Red Sox 6-1 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night.

 

"Why wouldn't they just not pick up his option and sign him for a lesser price? Or is that too logical?" asked Simmons, who noted that there was "no way" the Sox win the 2004 and 2007 World Series without Ortiz. "I wouldn't pick him up at $12.5, but is he worth $8 million? Yeah, why not?"

 

As for the Celtics, Simmons was initially "horrified" when the Celtics signed Shaquille O'Neal but has "talked himself" into the benefits of the move. As for Jermaine O'Neal, Simmons feels he's an upgrade from Rasheed...

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