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09/27/2012 - 12:38pm
Winslow absent, Deaderick returns

FOXBORO -- Tight end Kellen Winslow was among five players not spotted at the start of Patriots practice in full pads on Thursday on the grass fields outside Gillette Stadium. 

Winslow was seen at Patriots practice on Wednesday and was not on the injury report. Winslow has often received days off in the past with previous teams as a way to rest his chronically sore right knee. 

Also not spotted at practice for a second straight day were Logan Mankins (hip), Aaron Hernandez (ankle), Justin Francis (ankle) and Julian Edelman (left hand). Defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick did return after missing the last week, including Wednesday, with an ankle issue. 

Tom Brady was spotted at practice on Thursday after being limited with a right shoulder issue on Wednesday. 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots.

 


09/27/2012 - 12:27pm
Goodell sorry to 'put fans through that'
By: DJ Bean

Speaking on a conference call following the league's agreement with its officials, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell expressed an apology to the fans for what the product was in the first three weeks of the season due to replacement officials.

"Sorry to have to put our fans through that," Goodell said of the first three weeks.

Replacement officials made controversial calls in a number of games, but a botched call and subsequent review that cost the Packers in a win in Monday night's game against the Seahawks prompted accelerated negotiations between the league and its officials, with an agreement being reached in time to have the regular officials begin Week 4 on Thursday. 

For more on the NFL and the Patriots, visit weei.com/patriots


09/27/2012 - 9:03am
Bogar doesn't land Astros job

Washington Nationals third-base coach Bo Porter will be the next manager of the Houston Astros, according to a report from Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com. Porter is expected to be introduced at a press conference Thursday morning at Minute Maid Park.

Red Sox bench coach Tim Bogar interviewed for the position, the second time he has done so. Bogar first interviewed for the job as Astros manager prior to the 2010 season, losing out to former Red Sox bench coach Brad Mills, who compiled a 171-274 record over two-plus seasons before being fired in August. Bogar also interviewed for the Blue Jays managerial position after the 2010 season, a job that eventually went to former Sox pitching coach John Farrell.

For more Red Sox news visit weei.com/redsox.


09/27/2012 - 8:02am
Cherington: Manager search could change

Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington was a guest of the Dennis & Callahan show on Thursday morning. Understading Cherington wouldn't specifically address if manger Bobby Valentine would return in 2013, Gerry Callahan asked if Cherington would move quickly should the decison be made to fire Valentine.

"I'd always rather get the decision right rather than rush it," Cherington said. "But I think that what we know we need to do is hit the ground running in this offseason. One of the things, as I look back at last offseason, that didn't go perfectly was simply the amount of time that we spent on the manager search and what that did to the rest of the offseason. I would like to spend less time on it this offseason, that's for sure."

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09/27/2012 - 7:14am
Mashup: Reggie Bush vs. Rex Ryan

In Thursday's Morning Mashup, we have a photo of the new risque Nets cheerleading outfits, comments from Golden Tate about his "catch" and a broiling controversy between the Jets and Dolphins after their game Sunday.

Reggie Bush took offense to Rex Ryan's "hot sauce" comments made prior to the contest. Last week, Ryan said his defense needed to pour hot sauce on Bush to slow him down. Bush, who left the game with an injury, felt that implied the Jets were out to intentionally harm him.

Via ESPN New York:

"I think (Bush) took it out of context," Jets linebacker Calvin Pace said. "It wasn't about hurting him. We didn't want to do anything malicious. You want to get hits on a running back. It's like boxing. You want body shots and, hopefully, it wears on him to the point where you don't see him as much."

What occurred after Bush's injury fueled speculation that the Jets deliberately...

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