Making his weekly appearance on The Big Show, Bill Belichick discussed the upcoming season and the Patriots' roster as the Pats prepare for their season-opener Sunday in Tennessee.
With the first game just five days away, there has yet to be a resolution to Brian Waters' situation. The two-time All-Pro guard is under contract for the season but has yet to report to the team and is therefore on the reserve/did not report list. Asked whether it's possible that Waters could play for the Pats this season, Belichick didn't say much but left the door open.
"Is it possible? I mean, I guess. I don't know," the coach replied.
The Pats had to part ways with a pair of former Super Bowl champions in Deion Branch and Dan Koppen in order to get their roster down to 53 players last week. Belichick admitted that it's tougher saying goodbye to players he won championships with than making a normal cut.
File this one under the category of due diligence: The Patriots will kick the tires on recently released tight end Kellen Winslow, according to Pro Football Talk. Winslow, who was released Saturday by the Seahawks, has been in the league for eight seasons -- five with the Browns and three with the Buccaneers. His best season came in 2007 with the Browns, when he had 82 catches for 1,106 yards and five touchdowns.
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A league source confirmed a CBS Sports report that the Patriots worked out quarterback Mike Kafka on Tuesday.
Kafka, recently released by the Eagles, has played two years in the NFL with Philadelphia and appeared in four regular-season games, going 11-for-16 for 107 yards and two interceptions. The 25-year-old Northwestern product also reportedly has drawn interest from the Chiefs, Packers and Browns.
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It doesn't appear to be a great time to be an outspoken coach or manager. In Tuesday's Morning Mashup, we have a few pieces on the Bobby Valentine era thus far, the upcoming make-or-break season for Rex Ryan, and a great read on Peyton Manning coming full circle.
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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined Dennis & Callahan on Tuesday morning and talked about the changes to the roster as the team prepares for Sunday's opener against the Titans.
As part of the last round of cuts, two of Brady's closest teammates -- backup quarterback Brian Hoyer and wide receiver Deion Branch -- were dropped from the roster.
"There's so many great friends and guys that you've spent so much time with. And it happens every year. It's a tough part of what we deal with, but my fingers are crossed for all those guys that they find a job," Brady said. "The thing is, when you see that, you realize how much you've got to focus on doing your own job. And you've got to try to be the best teammate possible for the guys in the locker room, try to go out there and get prepared for this week. Because ultimately, that's what our job is. The guys that are remaining, that's what you've got to do. Obviously, you have a lot of...
Patriots Safety Devin McCourty joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and talked about covering the Steelers Wide Receivers, and how he's helping the players who are in the AFC Championship for the first time prepare.
ProFootball Talk's Mike Florio told Glenn, Lou, and Christian that the Patriots have a quiet confidence that they can outscore the Steelers, since they've proven they have the ability.
Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
What would happen if Roger Goodell did make his first appearance to Gillette Stadium this Sunday since the end of Deflate Gate. Laroy Streat paints a vivid picture the best way he knows how! #FreestyleFriday every Friday on The Dale & Holley Show with Keefe. Catch Laroy Streat on all of his social media platforms titled "Laroy Streat."
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the Patriots on the road to the Super Bowl, and how this is the season the Patriots should be setting their revenge sights on, not last year.
Can the Bruins be rebuilt without wholesale changes? Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss it with you.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
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