The Patriots will place rookie defensive lineman Kade Weston on the waived/injured list, which will open up a spot for offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka.
The decision on Weston, which was first reported by Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com and confirmed by WEEI.com via a league source on Sunday evening, means Weston will be waived and then placed on injured reserve if he clears waivers.
Weston is a seventh-round pick of the Patriots out of the University of Georgia who has struggled to stay on the field since he was drafted this past spring — the 6-foot-5, 315-pounder had a problem reporting to Foxboro because of a work visa issue (he was born in Trinidad & Tobago), and when he did arrive, he opened camp on the physically unable to perform list.
Weston had 78 career tackles and four sacks in his collegiate career with the Bulldogs, with his finest season coming as a senior when he started nine games and finished with 28...
Speaking to the Arizona Republic, former Celtics guard Eddie House said he was upset when dealt from the C's to the Knicks just before the trade deadline.
"That stung a little bit," House said. "When you feel like you're a main part of what the team is doing and you're on a mission, to get the rug pulled out from under you and get sent to a team that has no shot ... that kind of hurt."
The guard said that even though Celtics coach Doc Rivers told him the trade to New York for Nate Robinson was likely to happen on the morning of Feb. 18, House still insisted on practicing with the team just in case there was a glitch in the last-minute paperwork.
House, who signed a two-year deal worth $2.8 with the Heat this offseason, noted that what awaits the dynamic with Chris...
The Patriots have acquired offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka from the Falcons for undisclosed compensation, according to a report from Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com that has been confirmed via a league source by WEEI.com. Ojinnaka, 26, is a 6-foot-5, 299-pound lineman out of Syracuse who has played the last four seasons in Atlanta, and has started 12 of his 39 games with the Falcons since being chosen in the fifth round of the 2006 draft.
The Patriots have had depth problems along the offensive line in recent months, with Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins embroiled in a contract dispute with the team, as well as the recent news that Nick Kaczur — who moved from right tackle to left guard in hopes of filling Mankins’ spot — recently underwent back surgery and is likely to miss the 2010 season.
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David Ortiz, fresh from his first triple of the season, said the mounting injuries aren't keeping Red Sox from giving up hope on making the 2010 MLB postseason.
"We’re trying man, we’re trying," he said following the team's 5-0 win over the Blue Jays on Sunday that kept them 5 1/2 games behind the Rays in the American League wild card chase and 6 1/2 behind the Yankees in the AL East. The Red Sox have six games apiece left with both clubs.
Ortiz was asked how the team continues to overcome injuries to Dustin Pedroia, Kevin Youkilis and Jacoby Ellsbury to remain afloat in the playoff chase.
"We’re just battling out there," he said. "Even going through all the stuff we’ve been going through this year. It’s just an on-and-off situation. That’s what it’s turned into but we just...
After the Red Sox' 5-0 win on Sunday, Mike Lowell was asked about whether anything had changed about his expectation that the 2010 season will be his last (a prospect that he first suggested in April). Lowell suggested that he still anticipated this season as his final one.
"I'm pretty much set in knowing what I’m going to do after this year," said Lowell. "It will be fun. It will be fun enjoying my kids."
Lowell went 1-for-3 on Sunday, and is now hitting .229 with a .685 OPS on the season. He has become an everyday contributor since the season-ending injury to Kevin Youkilis, hitting .250 with two homers, seven runs batted in and a .720 OPS in August.
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The playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin checks in and helps us set the stage for Broncos and Patriots this Sunday in Foxboro.
Kyle Arrington, filing in for Devin MCcourty, previews Pats-Broncos
Adam Schefter, ESPN Insider, joins the guys to talk Pats-Broncos, Brady-Manning and the rest of the NFL.
Its time to start the season for the Celtics! We talk about the things we like about the Celtics and the things we dont like very much. Plus Sam feels like a jerk for laughing at Julius Randle.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Mut, Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back and talking not only Red Sox, but MLB Hot Stove. They talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, and take some phone calls about some of the Red Sox potential moves.
Mut, Rob Bradford, and Alex Speier talk with Red Sox GM Ben Cherington. Ben addresses some questions regarding Will Middlebrooks, Rusney Castillo, as well as Yoenis Cespedes' future with the club.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
We discuss the Bruins blown 2 goal lead against the Wild at the Garden and where they go from here with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
NESN's Andy Brickley joined the show following Boston's 4-3 loss to the Minnesota Wild. Brick talked about Patrice Bergeron's line getting beat a lot, the Bruins' lack of focus in their 6 losses, and the big blow to the defense with Torey Krug's injury.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
Happy birthday Kirk!!!!
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys got dressed up for Kirk's 40th.
MFB and the callers wish a very Happy 40th Birthday to Kirk Minihane
Three For All, Ebola Scare
Dale, Steve DeOssie and Tom E Curran of CSNNE put the final touches on a week of discussion about the upcoming showdown in Foxboro vs. the Denver Broncos on Sunday.
We send out well wishes to our friend and colleague Bob 'Neumy' Neumier
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
The playoffs are here and we are ready! Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about the Revs vs the Crew. We also talk about the newest addition to the MLS.
WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin is joined by Joe Meloni of College Hockey News on the first episode of the College Puckcast. They talk about the wrist injury that will sideline Boston College defenseman Steve Santini until at least January, as well as the good start for Boston University and its star freshman, Jack Eichel. Other topics include fast starts for Vermont and UMass-Lowell and slow starts for Providence and Northeastern.
Mike Klis discusses Brady vs. Manning, Welker and Belichick, and the rest of the Pats-Broncos story lines.More from this show
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