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11/09/2011 - 5:05pm
Revis: 'I believe' I am the best

Speaking on a conference call Wednesday afternoon, Jets star and Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis agreed with his coach's assessment that he is the best at his position in football. 

"Yeah, I believe so," Revis said of Rex Ryan's statement earlier in the day to reporters in another conference call. "And not saying that out of cockiness or anything, I'm a humble guy but I work hard. This has been my dream, to be the best. Looking up to guys like Deion Sanders, Darrell Green and Mel Blount so this is where my life is at right now, my situation and I'm just trying to do it the best I can."

Revis also admitted that Welker was his responsibility when the Patriots receiver beat him for a 73-yard connection on the first play of the second half in New England's 30-20 win on Oct. 9 at Gillette Stadium. 

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11/09/2011 - 3:10pm
Pats practice: Chung, Spikes miss

FOXBORO -- Safety Patrick Chung and linebackers Dane Fletcher and Brandon Spikes were among those missing at the start of Patriots practice on Wednesday as the team began on-field preparations for the Jets this Sunday night at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.

Chung appeared to injure himself backing up and trying to make an interception on the sideline on the final drive of the game by the Giants. He limped back to the huddle for the next play but came out of the game and was not on the field for the game-winning touchdown. Spikes was also not on the field at the end of the game, as Tracy White filled in. Coach Bill Belichick said on Monday that the team was waiting for test results on Spikes, who reportedly strained his MCL in his right knee. Fletcher has missed the last two games with a thumb injury. 

Offensive lineman Ryan Wendell, who filled in briefly for Dan Connolly at center on Sunday, was also missing at start of practice, which was...

11/09/2011 - 1:36pm
Peverley back at Bruins practice
By: DJ Bean

Bruins forward Rich Peverley returned to practice Wednesday after missing Monday's game against the Islanders with an undisclosed injury. 

"I feel good," Peverley said after the practice. "Day-to-day, but it feels good."

Peverley had missed the team's three previous practices dating back to last week, though he did play Saturday against the Maple Leafs. Peverley said he felt "OK," against the Leafs and that it was "better to hold off." He said that he feels he has a better chance of getting into Thursday's game, though he remains day-to-day.

"I can't really give you an update, but just by watching him, he looked OK," Claude Julien said after practice. "We'll find out more and see whether he's an available player for tomorrow." 

Daniel Paille (broken nose) had surgery Wednesday and is doubtful for Thursday.

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11/09/2011 - 12:23pm
Belichick on Albert: We tried to make it work

FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick briefly addressed the decision to release defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth during his Wednesday morning press conference.

"I'll just say this on the Albert situation ... I thought that both he and myself -- speaking for the [coaching] staff -- we really tried to make it work," Belichick said. "He had a few physical limitations to overcome when he got here, but I thought he really tried to do what we asked him to do. We tried to work with him. In the end, it just didn't work out. I think the best thing we could do was just move on."

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11/09/2011 - 12:01pm
Patriots sign Koutouvides, Moore

The Patriots announced Wednesday that they have signed linebacker Niko Koutouvides to the 53-man roster and signed defensive back Sterling Moore from the practice squad to the 53-man roster. They also announced that safety Josh Barrett has been placed on injured reserve with a calf injury. Barrett played in five games with four starts in 2011 and collected 14 total tackles.

In addition, the Patriots announced that linebacker Mike Rivera, safety Ross Ventrone and defensive back Josh Victorian have been signed to the practice squad and defensive back Malcolm Williams has been released from the practice squad.

Koutouvides, 30, was signed by the Patriots on Aug. 14 and released on Sept. 3. He is a veteran of seven NFL seasons with the Seahawks (2004-07), Broncos (2008) and Buccaneers (2010). Koutouvides, 6-foot-2, 238 pounds, originally entered the NFL as a fourth-round draft pick (116th overall) of Seattle in 2004 out of Purdue. Koutouvides has...

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