Minnesota Vikings star receiver Randy Moss will be $25,000 lighter when he takes the field at Gillette Stadium on Sunday after being fined by the NFL for not talking to the media.
Moss was notorious in New England for not talking during the week and not being available when reporters would approach him to speak. His only media availability would come immediately after a game. His most infamous moment of the season came when he addressed the media for 15 minutes in the wake of New England's 38-24 win over Cincinnati on opening day.
He criticized the media for the way they portrayed his comments and feelings about the Patriots.
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FOXBORO -- Despite making progress off the field to heal an injured toe, running back Fred Taylor will miss his fourth straight game on Sunday against Minnesota after he was ruled out for this weekend. Also missing the game will be safety Jarrad Page, who suffered an injured calf last Sunday in San Diego.
Patriots Injury Report for Friday:
Did Not Participate
S Jarrad Page (calf) OUT
RB Fred Taylor (toe) OUT
WR Deion Branch (hamstring) Questionable
DT Mike Wright (knee) Questionable
S Patrick Chung (knee) Questionable
WR Matthew Slater (ankle) Questionable
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder) Probable
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Brett Favre returned to practice on Friday in Minnesota and was throwing the ball to jogging receivers, according to the twitter page of Judd Zulgad, a blogger and reporter covering Vikings practice.
Zulgad reported that "Favre is on the practice field and was doing some light throwing. Looked to be moving OK."
On Thursday, several media outlets reported that Vikings coach Brad Childress was leaning toward sitting Favre because of his limited mobility due to broken bones in his ankle. Favre enters Sunday's game in Foxboro against the Patriots having started 291 straight games, the longest consecutive games-played streak in NFL history.
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NFL analyst Peter King of SI.com and NBC Sports, in his weekly interview with the Dale & Holley Show, discussed a number of pressing issues in the NFL. He insisted ("Take it to the bank") that the decision by Vikings head coach Brad Childress as to whether or not to start Brett Favre on Monday against the Patriots will be made solely based upon whether he is able to handle practice on Friday and then bounce back reasonably well on Saturday.
"Brad Childress has not made a decision yet about what he’s going to do," said King. "That [Favre's ability to practice on Friday], and only that, is what is going to be used to judge whether Brett Favre is going to play Sunday against the Patriots."
King also praised the work of the Patriots to get a number of young players -- whether rookie defensive standouts such as Jermaine Cunningham, Brandon Spikes and Devin McCourty or tight ends...
Speaking to WEEI.com, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz explained why he wouldn't be "comfortable" coming back to the Red Sox on just a one-year contract, saying that he wants to avoid the 'roller-coaster' and 'controversy' of last season.
"To tell you the truth, like everybody knows, I want to be back, and I want to be here for a longer period of time. I'm just a little worn out because of the negativity that I've dealt with the last few years," Ortiz insisted. "I don't think there's any baseball player that can deal with all the distractions that I deal with and play baseball. It's hard. I'm not a super hero. I'm just another human being, like everyone else. I've got feelings. I want to give this team another World Series, and dealing with all the other crap with people telling you can't do it no more, or this and that, I have no room for that. Hopefully next week we'll...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discussing the Patriots getting back to their normal routine now that Media Day is in the past and they're no longer answering Deflategate questions.
Rich Gannon stops by to talk about his 6 days as a New England Patriot and give another QB's perspective of deflate gate.
ESPN's John Brenkus stops by to talk about the science experiments he conducted with regards to deflate gate.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
New York radio personality Joe Beningo sits down with D&C to discuss all the topics surrounding this year's big game.
Florio talks about the latest surrounding the Patriots' handling of footballs. He also reveals that other NFL head coaches are running their own tests on footballs.
Buck talks with Dino, Gerry and Kirk about his trip to media day and his choice to go to Marshawn Lynch's podium.
The best sounds of Christian during the Media Day festivities.
Gordie Gronkowski talks about his son's wild year and tells some stories about raising his sons.
Kurt Warner, NFL Network and former Super Bowl winning QB, spoke with Christian Fauria regarding "Deflategate." He said that he WANTS to believe Tom but after Spygate, he's not so sure. He also said he wants to believe that nothing fishy happened during Super Bowl 36, but he can't ignore the recent developments.
We talk about four of our favorite Super Bowls (We only chose one Pats Super Bowl)
Dale and Michael talk to John Brenkus about the tests he did in relation to deflate gate and the conclusions he came to.
Rich Gannon tells the story of when he got drafted by the Patriots and gives his view of deflate gate.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out some hardware, and give their Finals predictions.
Ben Volin sits in with the guys and breaks down deflategate and the future of Darrelle Revis.More from this show
Tony Kornheiser joins Dennis and Callahan in Arizona to discuss his comment comparing Bill Belichick to Whitey Bulger.More from this show