FOXBORO -- Patriots wide receiver/kick returner Julian Edelman was at practice on Wednesday as the Patriots began their on-field work for the Giants game Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Edelman was arrested and arraigned in Boston on Tuesday on charges of indecent assualt for an alleged groping incident at a Boston nightclub on Halloween.
Another wide receiver, Wes Welker, was not spotted at the start of practice while linebacker Dane Fletcher, who missed all of last week with a thumb injury, also was missing from practice.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft was in attendance at the practice. The team worked out in sweats and shells on the lower grass field outside Gillette. For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots.
MLB Network baseball analyst Peter Gammons made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Wednesday, as the Hot Stove season kicks into high gear.
The Red Sox and Cubs missed an MLB deadline to agree on compensation for Theo Epstein, but commissioner Bud Selig apparently decided to let things play out a little longer.
"I actually talked to Bud Selig yesterday and he said he thought that he needed to make a decision today," Gammons said. "He wasn't certain on it, and I think he was so giddy at getting into Los Angeles and knowing that [Dodgers owner] Frank McCourt was finally giving up that it was hard to concentrate on a minor league pitcher.
"From what I'm told, the studies that they have done on past compensation would lead me to believe that they won't get anything significant. I don't think it will be any of the Cubs' better prospects. It might be two minor league pitchers, but not any of the guys that...
FOXBORO -- Speaking at his locker Wednesday afternoon, Patriots running back Kevin Faulk empathized with Julian Edelman but said the team has moved on and won't let his arrest this week distract the team.
"That's over with now," Faulk said. "We're focused on the Giants right now. It happened. The worst thing that could happen, happened. Now it's over. Keep letting everyone else talking about it. Don't worry about it. You've got a game to play on Sunday. I was actually in that situation during the offseason a few years ago, so it's one of those things, forget about it. It already happened already. Move on."
Faulk was referencing his arrest on marijuana possession at a Lil Wayne concert in Louisiana in February 2008. Faulk was given a one-game suspension to start the 2008 season for violation of the NFL's substance abuse policy.
As for Bill Belichick, he steadfastly refused any comment on Edelman's arrest for indecent...
With talk of union in-fighting beginning to dominate the news surrounding the NBA lockout, Celtics free agent forward Glen Davis took to Twitter to express his desire to agree to a new labor deal when he wrote:
Take the 51% man and let's play
In their last bargaining session, the NBA said that it offered the players 50 percent of the revenue, while the players were standing on 52.5. It's unclear whether the owners will move to 51, but there is some sentiment that they could make that move to end the lockout. With less money available for salaries and a tighter cap system, a new labor deal will have a profound affect on players like Davis who is a free agent
There are no meeting scheduled, but the two sides are in court to argue whether a complaint filed by the NBA against the players union should be dismissed. Executives from the NBPA are...
FOXBORO -- Patriots defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said Wednesday morning that the defensive problems that New England has been having this season are a question of execution.
"I don't know if we overthink it. I just think we need to execute," he said Wednesday before practice. "We prepare well here. It's one of the most outstanding teams in terms of how we prepare. We want to be prepared better than the other teams. We just need to execute."
The Patriots defense struggled Sunday in a 25-17 loss to the Steelers. Pittsburgh was 10-for-16 on third down, had five scoring drives of 10 plays or more and finished with 427 net yards. Haynesworth said the Pats are doing an "all right" job stopping the run but need to bring more pressure on the quarterback.
"People think we're going to dwell on it. You know, after every game, you feel the same -- you have things that you did well and things you have to improve...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Kirk still can't fathom why Paul or Ken would want to produce the morning show. Some shade is thrown at another potential candidate.
Ted Cruz lost Indiana and gave up his bid for the GOP nomination. Donald Trump didn't exactly bring the heat in his victory speech.
Curt Schilling joined the show to defend himself about his selfish call to OMF yesterday.
Dr. Thomas Gill calls in to give his input on Pablo Sandoval's season ending surgery, and tells the guys how long he thinks the third baseman will be out.
The Celtics are approaching a very important off season, and Danny Ainge needs to figure out a plan to get a star in Boston...most importantly Kevin Durant. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the team needs to go after.
Tom Werner was in studio today and Christian could not hold himself back when Tom Werner mentioned the comedian "Whitney Cummings."
John Farrell calls us from Chicago to talk Pablo, E-Rod, Joe Kelly, Travis Shaw and much more.
Four at Four bled into some genuine discussion about who this town's greatest villains truly are.
Inspired by A-Rod's appearance at Fenway, we discuss four of our biggest Villains/nemesis' on the Boston sports scene.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
The New Age Insiders had the chance to take fan questions that were left over from their LIVE show on Tuesday, and had the pleasure to talk to wrestler on the rise, JT Dunn! Follow us on Twitter at @NewAgeInsiders
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