FOXBORO -- Former Patriots star receiver Randy Moss will start at wide receiver with receiver Mario Manningham out for the second straight week with a shoulder injury.
Moss has caught 21 passes on 36 targets for 326 yards and two touchdowns this season.
Moss caught San Francisco's first touchdown Sunday night on a 24-yard touchdown pass down the left seam.
Moss starred for the Patriots for three seasons (2007-09) before being traded to the Vikings in Oct. 2010. Moss caught an NFL-record 23 touchdowns in the 18-1 season of 2007 and caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in Super Bowl XLII before the Giants came from behind to win the game in the final minute.
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FOXBORO -- Despite practicing on Friday, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will not play and will sit out a fourth straight game recovering from a broken left forearm on Nov. 18 against the Colts.
Gronkowski is one of six inactives for the Patriots, who are carrying only 52 players on the active roster heading into the game with San Francisco. In addition to Gronkowski, safety Derrick Martin, linebacker Tracy White, offensive lineman Markus Zusevics, defensive end Jake Bequette and defensive lineman Ron Brace are also inactive.
Aqib Talib - who injured his hip late in the first half against the Texans - is active and will play, as will starting left tackle Nate Solder, who appeared on the injury report on Friday with an abdomen injury.
For the 49ers, wide receiver Mario Manningham and Tavares Gooden are the noteable inactives.
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Ryan Anderson had 23 points and 19 rebounds to lead Boston College to a 61-59 victory over New Hampshire on Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum.
BC (5-5) closed the second half on an 18-5 run to force overtime. BC then fell behind by five in OT before rallying. After going 0-for-19 from 3-point range in regulation, the Eagles hit 2-of-3 in the extra session -- the first by Lonnie Jackson and the second, which gave the hosts a 60-59 lead with 50 seconds left, by Olivier Hanlan. BC missed 3-of-4 free throws down the stretch but survived when UNH's Patrick Konan missed a 3-point try off the front rim at the buzzer.
Hanlan finished with 10 points, while Jackson had eight points and nine rebounds.
Ferg Myrick led UNH (4-6) with 21 points and eight rebounds. Chris Pelcher added 10 pooints and eight boards.
BC is off until next Saturday afternoon, when it hosts Providence.
FOXBORO -- The Kraft family will be doing more than just putting a decal on their helmets to remember the victims of the Newtown tragedy. The Krafts own the Rand-Whitney corrugated box plant in the community that was devastated by the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, and they announced Sunday that they will be donating $25,000 to the community to help victims and others affected, according to the NFL Network's Albert Breer.
Breer reported that Robert's son Jonathan Kraft first heard about the tragedy through the business they own there.
Friday was the day scheduled at the plant to celebrate the retirement of one of the managers who worked there for 15 years. Kraft, not aware when he called to congratulate the worker, was told what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School. The president of the company picked up the phone, and told him they had canceled the celebration and were holding counseling sessions instead.
San Francisco wide reciever Mario Manningham has been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Patriots at Gillette Stadium with a shoulder injury.
Manningham, a member of the Super Bowl XLVI champion New York Giants receiving corps, was signed by the 49ers before this season. He has 41 catches for 449 yards and just one touchdown this season in 12 games this season. He suffered a shoulder injury against the Rams on Dec. 2 and missed last week's game against the Dolphins.
The Patriots have not ruled any players out for Sunday, but have listed 19 players as questionable for the game, including tight end Rob Gronkowski, who has missed the last three games with a broken left forearm. The Patriots will need to deactivate only six players from their roster for Sunday's game since they are carrying only 52 players on their active roster.
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We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox left fielder, who had five hits in the Sox win in Baltimore.
Rob Bradford is joined by both Lou Merloni and Curt Schilling to discuss the recent controversy involving Manny Machado, Dustin Pedroia, Matt Barnes and their respective teams. The two former major leagues offer insight to how baseball handles (and should handle) hitting batters as an act of revenge, with their own stories of involving similar situations as the one that unfolded in Baltimore. They also break down the decision to take Chris Sale out of his last start after eight innings. The former pitcher and batter cover it all from every angle.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after he provided the big hit in the 10th inning driving in 3 runs as the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 4-1. Mookie talks about playing behind a pitcher like Chris Sale, and the amount of strikeouts from Sale lightens his work in the outfield.
Hour 4. The guys think the Globe was looking for more with Brady, possibly a Trump connection. Crazy Al joins the show multiple times.
Hour 3. Gerry and Mut defend Brady while Kirk thinks it’s a little suspicious. Callers weigh in on the Tome Brady piece. Climate marches are taking place across the country.
Hour 2. Gerry, Kirk, and Mut discuss the Celtics win against the Bulls and continue their conversation about Brady and Best Buddies. Headlines with Kirk features a new accusation against Sean Hannity.
Hour 3 - The guys talk about the rivalry that is building between the Sox and Orioles as Matt Barnes threw at Manny Machado's head. They also talk about Pedroia's actions during the game and his comments after the game.
Hour 2 - The guys talk about the Boston Globe article attacking Tom Brady and his charity work. Pete Abe's is an idiot saying his twitter account was hacked but in fact he is just an ass man.
Hour 1 - Glenn, Lou, and Christian react to the Bruins losing another overtime game and being knocked out of the playoffs by the Senators. They also talk about the Celtics and Bulls series and how the Celtics were able to win another game in Chicago.
Last two hours focused on our winter teams as they struggle in their first round match-ups.
Finish out the week on Freestyle Friday talking mostly about the Aaron Hernandez suicide and how it will affect his family in hour #2.
Hour One of freestyle Friday focused mostly on the Celtics and their matchup vs the now Rondo-less Bulls.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Keefe, Holley, and Ben talk about how the Celtics tied their series with the Bulls after a terrible start, why Gerald Green is starting and making an impact, and where is Jaylen Brown?
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about the beginning of the Baseball season. Why players need as much time as they do to get ready for the season, and what they should be doing in their offseason.
Ken & Chris are back at the postgame recaps after a Monday K&C with Mut.
Danny talks about the Red Sox and Orioles game and the fireworks in the 8th inning when Matt Barnes threw at Manny Machado. Pedroia was shown talking to Machado saying he wouldn't have thrown at his head and Danny wants to know how bad does this make Pedroia look throwing a teammate under the bus.More from this show
Michele McPhee joins Kirk, Gerry, and Alex to talk about Hernandez’s suicide and the accusation that she may have contributed to his suicide.More from this show
Hour 1. Mut joins Kirk and Gerry. The guys can’t believe neither Boston newspaper covered the Hernandez sexuality story. Over the weekend, the Globe’s Bob Hohler wrote a slanted piece about Tom Brady’s work with charity.More from this show
Hour 4. While discussing what kind of music Aaron Hernandez may have liked, the guys realize they hate musicals. Robert Kennedy Jr. has voice spasms. The week ends with a tragedy.More from this show