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09/04/2010 - 1:41pm
Three more o-linemen to be cut by Pats

Various reports now indicate the Patriots have told offensive linemen Rich Ohrnberger, Ted Larsen and Thomas Welch they have all been released. Ohrnberger was a fourth-round pick in 2009 who played sparingly as a rookie, while Larsen (sixth round) and Welch (seventh round) were taken this past spring by the Patriots. (Larsen and Welch may stick around Foxboro, however, as they do have practice squad eligibility.)

That trio joins linebacker Eric Alexander, quarterback Zac Robinson and defensive back Ross Ventrone as the players who have been let go by the Patriots this weekend as they continue to cut their roster to the league-mandated 53 by 4 p.m. on Saturday.

For more updates, check out weei.com.


09/04/2010 - 1:28pm
Report: B's discussed but won't trade Savard
By: DJ Bean

 On the same day that the NHL dropped its investigation of Marc Savard’s contract, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told ESPN’s James Murphy Friday that he’s assured the center that he will remain in Boston.

 

“There is all these things that happen and there are always things that swirl around about moving guys, and I cannot respond to anything in kind because I don’t directly comment on trade rumors,” Chiarelli told Murphy. “I can tell you, though, that there was discussion and inquiries on Marc and they became public.

 

“There has been a number of inquires on a lot of the players, some become public and some don’t for obvious reasons, but as we told Marc, that’s part of the business and he understood that. I made sure he knows what we think of him: He is a Boston Bruin and an elite offensive player we’re happy to have on this team.”

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09/04/2010 - 11:53am
Alexander among early cuts for Patriots

Linebacker Eric Alexander has been released by the Patriots. Alexander, who has played for New England for the last six seasons, was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent in 2004. This morning, the 28-year-old posted "Anyone hiring??? I'm just recently unemployed...." as status on his official Facebook page. Predominantly a special teamer while with New England, his best season came in 2007 when finished with 18 tackles.

In addition, multiple reports indicate the Patriots have informed quarterback Zac Robinson and defensive back Ross Ventrone they have been released. Both Robinson and Ventrone have practice squad eligibility. New England must cut its active roster down to 53 by 4 p.m. on Saturday.

For more updates, check out weei.com.
 


09/04/2010 - 10:31am
Ortiz: Manny's words 'made me really happy'

Speaking before the first game of the Red Sox' doubleheader with the White Sox, David Ortiz said that the statement by Manny Ramirez Friday, saying he took responsibility for his problems with the Sox, pleased the designated hitter. Ortiz explained that the mea culpa suggested that Ramirez has "tried to figure some things out."

 

"It made me really happy," said Ortiz of Ramirez' quotes to a group of reporters Friday afternoon. "Manny and I are friends and we shared a lot of time together. Me and Manny, we never had any kind of problems because I understand the way he was and I never had any kind of problem with that."

 

Asked if if was surprised that Ramirez admitted that the problems he faced in his final days in Boston were the White Sox' slugger's fault, Ortiz said it didn't totally catch him off guard.

 

"Manny has been gone for a few years and I've been hearing...

09/04/2010 - 10:07am
Tito: Pedroia post-op 'very encouraging'

Red Sox manager Terry Francona said Saturday that there's reason to think Dustin Pedroia will make a full and complete recovery from Friday's procedure to put a pin in his left foot to help heal the broken bone. 

 

"It sounded really encouraging," Francona said. "When they went in and saw the amount of healing and that it was in a line, it just sounded really optimistic so that was good to hear. Certainly, we're glad to hear that have [doctors] come out and say, 'Oh boy, this isn't what we thought it was going to be.'"

 

Francona said Pedroia should be ready to resume baseball and regular offseason training activities on or around Dec. 1, when players normally begin to ramp up their offseason conditioning. Pedroia should be ready for spring training in February. 

 

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