FOXBORO -- In a sign that he might be able to make his Patriots debut Saturday night in Detroit, Albert Haynesworth practiced for the for the third straight day as the team worked out in shorts and shells outside Gillette Stadium on Thursday.
But while Haynesworth, Matt Light and Shaun Ellis are all candidates to make their preseason debut Saturday, the same 14 players who missed practice on Wednesday were again absent Thursday.
Leading that group of absentees are Brandon Spikes, Mike Wright, Jermaine Cunningham, Leigh Bodden and Stevan Ridley. All of those players have missed practice this week and are not expected to see action this Saturday.
FOXBORO -- The hostility between the Jets and the Patriots softened a bit on Thursday when Bill Belichick sounded a gracious tone when responding to Rex Ryan's gushing compliment of the Patriots coach on Wednesday.
Ryan told the NFL Network's Michael Irvin that "Bill Belichick is the best coach in this game; I don't even think it's close."
Belichick responded on Thursday.
"It's a nice compliment," he said. "I'll take it. Don't think it really means anything, but it's nice. I think we all know I have a lot of respect for him and their program down there, too, so come right back at him with that one."
Ryan said during the interview that he's confident with his resume and his accomplishments but sees Belichick as the ultimate motivation.
“I can put my resume out there, stats, with anybody that’s ever coached in this league," Ryan said. "That’s...
Fox baseball analyst Ken Rosenthal checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning for a discussion of Red Sox and MLB news.
The Cubs president/general manager job is open, and there have been rumors that Red Sox GM Theo Epstein could have an interest, despite having one year left on his deal in Boston.
"I don't know who is at the top, but if I were the Cubs, [Brian] Cashman, Theo, Andrew Friedman, every current GM who has had some success and cache would be at the top of my list," Rosenthal said. "And I would call on every single on of them and see which ones can come. Theo has a year left on his contract. Theo, like everyone else in baseball, is intrigued by this job. You cannot look at the situation and not be intrigued. It is much like the Red Sox situation before they won. It is potentially a great thing. So, I can see where there's interest and I could even see the Cubs asking permission. I have a...
Phillies announcer (and former major leaguer) Gary "Sarge" Matthews wasn't shy about expressing his feelings toward the Mets Wednesday. During the game, Mets pitcher Mike Pelfrey hit Placido Polanco with a pitch and then got into a brief argument with the Phillie, accusing him of leaning into the pitch. After the contest, Matthews saw a reporter from the New York Daily News and said: "Tell them Sarge said it — the Mets are crybabies. That's why they lose." Matthews, whose son, Gary Matthews Jr., was released by the Mets last season, punctuated his point by making two fists and pretending to wipe tears from his eyes. "Make sure you have tears, like this," he said. Responded Mets manager Terry Collins: "I don't give a [expletive]."
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Mike Flanagan, a New Hampshire native and UMass product who was the 1979 Cy Young winner with the Orioles, was found dead outside his Maryland home Wednesday, the team confirmed. He was 59.
According to Baltimore's WBAL-TV, Flanagan committed suicide because he was "despondent over what he considered a false perception from a community he loved of his role in the team's prolonged failure."
Flanagan, who spent most of his 18 MLB seasons in Baltimore and played two-plus seasons with the Blue Jays, went on to become an Orioles executive, serving as vice president for baseball operations and executive VP in the 2000s. He also served three stints as a team television analyst, a role he held at the time of his death.
"Mike was an Oriole through and through and he will be sorely missed by family, friends and fans," former teammate Cal Ripken Jr. said. "This is a sad day."
Flanagan had a 167-143 career...
Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the top priorities for the Patriots as the off-season begins. Who do they need to pursue in free agency, who do they need to keep, and what areas of the roster do they need to address?
Picard and Price give their predictions for SB50 later today.
Danny and Price react to the HOF class that was announced last night. They get into the names and legacies, especially a questionable one in Tony Dungy.
Boston Celtics stud Evan Turner joins the WEEI Celtics Podcast to reflect on the Celtics hot streak going into the All-Star break. Turner discussed how much he values being in a great situation in Boston and tries to get inside the life of Brad Stevens. First, Sam Packard and Jared Weiss chopped it up with Kyle Draper, covering the Celtics thrilling classic against Paul Pierce and the Los Angeles Clippers and broke down potential trade scenarios ahead of the deadline.
Trailing a big win by the Celtics over the Clippers, Paul Flannery of SB Nation calls in to talk everything Celtics.
Danny had just hit the air as it looked like the Celtics would drop a close game to the Cleveland Cavaliers, ride along as Danny goes on the emotional roller coaster of the final 7.5 seconds of the game
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training.
Red Sox reliever Matt Barnes joins Rob Bradford to discuss why he's now a relief pitcher, how important it is that he throws harder than most, lessons he learned from last season, and why his love for two very different restaurants in Cracker Barrel and Twin Peaks
This week the guys are joined by Ian Browne of MLB.com, they talk about Clay Buchholz and the impending opening of spring training
Ken Laird and DJ Bean discuss the Bruins' Saturday win over Minnesota, sans Patrice Bergeron, with yet another goal from Brad Marchand
Ken Laird and DJ Bean discuss Boston's 6-2 in Winnipeg on Thursday night, an answer night after losing 9-2 at home to LA on Tuesday
Ken Laird & DJ Bean discuss the LA Kings 9-2 win at TD Garden on Tuesday as former Bruin Milan Lucic was one of 9 different players to score during a 57-shot night for the Kings
Robert Kraft on WCVB.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Minihane.
A caller to Mike Francesca duped The Pope into thinking that Oscar Robinson was #29 on the list (he was actually #11) which prompted Mike to go insane.
Patriot fans, as expected, begin to connect the dots in hopes of bringing the talented RB to Foxboro.
Lou did the crossover at 9:55 on Friday, which led to a fiery exchange between himself and Kirk Minihane. Lou tells the story and opines on the situation.
Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with our good friend John Buccigross and talk some NHL hockey.
Dale, Michael and Jerry open up the floodgates on a freestyle friday and talk about whatever you want.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss how good a fit former Bear Matt Forte would be in this Patriots offense.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny, and Lucy are talking Patriots, Red Sox, Presidents and a whole lot more.
Mikey and Mut are talking about free agent running back Matt Forte, and whether he would be a good fit for the Patriots.
Jared Carrabis joins Mut Mutnansky to discuss concerns surrounding the Red Sox heading into Spring Training
Kate Scott, of KNBR in San Francisco, joins Lucy to discuss women in sports radio, the Super Bowl, and how great it is to talk about sports for a living.
The morning show and midday show have been trading barbs for a day and half now. Glenn, Lou and Christian respond to a particularly heated, Kirk Minihane.More from this show
Podcastgate was still alive on Friday, and after listening to Kirk's podcast with Barstool Sports found Dave Portnoy, Glenn wanted to address some of the accusations levied against him.More from this show