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09/03/2010 - 4:15pm
Light: Teams will be 'gunning for' Jets
By: DJ Bean

Making his weekly appearance on The Big Show, Patriots tackle Matt Light admitted that he has seen very little of "Hard Knocks," the popular NFL Films show documenting the Jets that airs Wednesdays on HBO. 

 

Light said that he caught his first glimpse of the show on Friday, when he saw a re-run of the most recent episode, which featured the Jets negotiating with quarterback Kellen Clemens over whether or not to release the player. 

 

"I really don't like watching that," Light said of watching players getting cut or asked to take paycuts. "We see it enough in our world."

 

Asked what impact the show will have on the season, Light gave the Patriots' AFC East rivals credit for making it to the conference championship last season, but suggested a target could be placed on the Jets for all of their preseason attention. 

 

They're definitely going...

09/03/2010 - 3:55pm
Patriots cut offensive lineman Ghiaciuc

The Patriots have confirmed the release of defensive lineman Damione Lewis, and also announced that offensive lineman Eric Ghiaciuc has been cut. A 6-foot-4, 303-pounder, he was signed by the Patriots on Aug. 4. He is a veteran of five NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals (2005-08) and San Diego Chargers (2009). He originally joined Cincinnati as a fourth-round draft pick in the 2005 draft out of Central Michigan.

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09/03/2010 - 2:46pm
Pedroia has surgery
By: DJ Bean

The Red Sox have announced that second baseman Dustin Pedroia had season-ending surgery on Friday, a procedure that consisted of having a pin inserted in his injured left foot. Dr. George Theodore and Dr. Tom Gill at Massachusetts General Hospital performed the operation. 

 

Pedroia fractured the navicular bone in his left foot on a foul ball June 25 against the Giants. He has had two stints on the DL as a result, with his return last month consisting of just two games at Fenway vs. the Angels. 

 

For more on the Red Sox, visit their team page at weei.com/redsox.


09/03/2010 - 2:07pm
Red Sox/ White Sox postponed
By: DJ Bean

Friday night's game, the first of a series between the Red Sox and White Sox at Fenway, has been postponed due to projected weather. The game, which was set to feature Clay Buchholz against John Danks, will be the first game of a day-night doubleheader on Saturday. The first game will be played at 1:05 p.m., with the nightcap at 7:10 p.m.

 

For more on the Red Sox, visit their team page at weei.com/redsox


09/03/2010 - 1:56pm
Report: NHL, NHLPA agree on contract issue
By: DJ Bean

 According to a tweet from TSN's Darren Dreger, an agreement has been reached between the NHL and the NHLPA on a revision to the calculation of salary cap hits. As part of the settlement that has been agreed upon, the latest Ilya Kovalchuk contract proposal will be approved and, if previous reports prove consistent, so-called "retirement contracts" being investigated will be grandfathered.

 

Previously, a player's cap hit was calculated simply by dividing the contracts total money by the years of the deal. Teams found a loophole and capitalized on it by paying players big money up front and tacking on additional years for very little money. This meant a player would still get the high salaries they demanded while the team would have a managable cap hit. Marc Savard's seven-year, $28.5 million deal...

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