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03/08/2011 - 9:51pm
Sources: Miami DL will work out for Pats

According to multiple sources, Miami defensive lineman Allen Bailey has a meeting and a workout with the Patriots scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Bailey is a 6-foot-3, 285-pounder who played defensive end and defensive tackle with the Hurricanes, and recorded 19 sacks in his college career, including seven as a senior. He recorded 31 tackles for a loss in with Miami, including 11 in 2010.

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03/08/2011 - 7:53pm
Sox sign Buchholz ($555K), 14 others

The Red Sox announced that they have agreed to terms with 15 players on their 40-man roster, thus putting all players on the major league roster under contract for the 2011 season. Among the players signed was Clay Buchholz, who agreed to a one-year, $555,000 deal, after negotiations with the Sox on a long-term deal did not advance.

 

The 15 players who agreed to terms are:

 

PITCHERS

 

Daniel Bard

Michael Bowden

Clay Buchholz

Felix Doubront

Stolmy Pimentel

 

CATCHERS

 

Luis Exposito

Mark Wagner

 

INFIELDERS

 

Lars Anderson

Jed Lowrie

Yamaico Navarro

Oscar Tejeda

 

OUTFIELDERS

 

Ryan Kalish

Darnell McDonald

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03/08/2011 - 7:19pm
Source: Citadel DB to work out for Pats

Citadel defensive back Cortez Allen has a private workout scheduled with the Patriots on Wednesday, WEEI.com has confirmed via a league source. Allen is a 6-foot-1, 197-pounder who has played both corner and safety over the course of his collegiate career, and he had five interceptions and two touchdowns during his three years at the Citadel.

The news was first reported by the site NEPatriotsdraft.com.

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03/08/2011 - 6:30pm
Report: Meriweather salary goes up $1M

According to ESPN.com, Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather reached escalators in his contract that will raise the value of his 2011 contract from $650,000 to $1.65 million in the fifth and final season of the rookie contract he signed after the Patriots selected him with their first-round pick in 2007. According to the report, he could have raised his deal by as much as $2.75 million.

 

Meriweather, 27, was named to the Pro Bowl for the second straight year in 2011 after a 2010 season in which he was credited with 68 tackles and recorded three interceptions. His five-year rookie deal was initially worth $8.75 million before the escalators raised its value.

 

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03/08/2011 - 5:28pm
Beckett solid, Sox sweep spilt-squad contests

FORT MYERS, Fla. –  Josh Beckett made his first start since suffering a concussion last week, pitching 3.2 strong innings vs. the Astros in the Red Sox' 3-2 victory at City of Palms Park on Tuesday.

 

Beckett allowed three hits and one run (which was in large part due to Josh Reddick, who lost a ball in the sun in right field, turning a sure out into a Drew Locke two-out RBI double) while walking one and striking out four. He threw 55 pitches, 30 for strikes.

 

Daniel Bard and Jonathan Papelbon each pitched a scoreless inning out of the bullpen for the Sox. Bard, who had struggled in his first two spring appearances, struck out two batters in a perfect frame, while Papelbon fanned one in his inning of work.

 

Ryan Kalish had three hits in the leadoff spot, Jarod Saltalamacchia had a pair of hits and Carl Crawford added a double, his first extra-base hit of the spring. In the win, the Sox...

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