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07/27/2010 - 5:56pm
Report: Terrell Owens signs with Bengals

According to Mike Florio of profootballtalk.com, the Bengals and wide receiver Terrell Owens have agreed on a one-year contract.

 

The wideout will receive a base salary of $2 million and can earn another $2 million in incentives, according to the report.

 

Owens caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five TDs last season in Buffalo. 

 

For Patriots news check out the team page at weei.com/patriots.


07/27/2010 - 3:57pm
Ortiz: Boston media the 'problem'
By: DJ Bean

David Ortiz appeared on The Big Show Tuesday, a day after hitting his 20th and 21st homers of the season in a 6-3 Red Sox victory over the Angels. Now hitting .256 with 64 RBI and possessing a .370 on-base percentage, Ortiz spoke of his confidence that his game would return following a rough start to the season. 

  

"This is a game that you need consistency to stay in it and play in," Ortiz said. "It can walk away from you in a long period of time but it can't walk away from you from one day to the next. "

 

Ortiz was asked about the status of his contract and the possibility of signing an extension with the Red Sox. The Red Sox hold a $12.5 million option for the 2011 season.

 

"I haven't talked to nobody about that [contract extension], it's something that we're going to talk about at the end of the season," Ortiz said. "I don't know when, but at some...

07/27/2010 - 2:37pm
Bard: Sox bullpen trade 'not my decision'

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Red Sox reliever Daniel Bard said that the current Boston relievers have the potential and track records to comprise "a really good bullpen," but he was non-commital on the question of whether the team needed to make a trade for a reliever prior to the July 31 deadline for non-waiver trades.

 

“It’s not my decision to make. We’ve got a good group of arms that when we’re playing up to our full ability, we’ve got a really good bullpen. It’s a matter of finding some more consistency,” said Bard. “Whether or not we have the personnel there to do it is not up to me. I think we have some talented guys who have proven themselves for a long time. If we can get back as a whole like we’re all capable of, I think we’re a really good bullpen. I guess we’ll see in the next few days if they feel like we need some more arms out there.”

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07/27/2010 - 1:40pm
Patriots nemesis Tatum dead at 61

Jack Tatum, the former Raiders defensive back whose paralyzing hit on Patriots wide receiver Darryl Stingley during an exhibition game in 1978 made him a target of New England fans, died Tuesday at 61 after a heart attack, according to Ohio's 10TV.com. Tatum was an All-American at Ohio State who went on to have a 10-year career in the NFL, spending nine of those seasons in Oakland. Tatum, who went to three Pro Bowls, was nicknamed "The Assassin" and played off his reputation as a hard-hitting defensive back who often left wide receivers with concussions or worse.

 

Tatum had been dealing with health issues of his own the past seven years, including diabetes and an arterial blockage that forced the amputation of his right leg.


07/27/2010 - 1:10pm
Report: B's interested in Guerin

According to a tweet from St. Louis NHL blogger Andy Strickland, the Bruins are talking to veteran forward Bill Guerin. The tweet notes that the Penguins are interested as well. Guerin played the last season and a half in Pittsburgh. The 39-year-old Massachusetts native played for the Bruins in 2000-01 and 2001-02.


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