The Patriots have agreed to terms with rookie linebacker Dont'a Hightower, according to Pro Football Talk, making him the final member of New England's draft class to sign.
The first-round pick out of Alabama -- selected 25th overall -- worked as an inside linebacker as a collegian, but showed some positional versatility in the Crimson Tide's 3-4 base defense, including working occasionally as an edge player. At 6-foot-2 and 265 pounds, he was a consensus All-American — one of the captains of the Alabama defense, he finished with a career-high 85 tackles (40 solo), with four sacks and 11 tackles for loss.
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LAS VEGAS -- After weeks of trying to arrange a sign-and-trade agreement to acquire Jason Terry, the Celtics moved to officially sign the veteran guard using the full mid-level exception. Terry's deal is for three years starting at $5 million per season.
The former Sixth Man of the Year averaged 15 points for the Mavericks last season and was a key component of their 2011 team that won the NBA championship. With Terry on board, the Celtics are still looking to acquire another guard to fill out their backcourt.
ESPN baseball reporter Buster Olney joined Mut & Merloni on Wednesday afternoon for his weekly appearance, saying the Red Sox might consider trading Jon Lester for better pitching at the deadline.
Olney said the Red Sox may either give up a starting pitcher for a better one or just add another arm to the rotation.
"I do think starting pitching is going to be their focus because we can't assume the guys [they] have are necessarily going to go at that level," Olney said. "And I do wonder, after watching Lester pitch last night, as they go through this process -- this is just me speculating, I don't have anyone telling me they're out there shopping Lester, but I have to believe they're at least out there having the conversations of, 'Look, as we talk to other teams about deals, do we both buy and sell?' In other words, if [the Red Sox] have someone who's ready to give us really good value for Lester, like the...
Leominster Mayor Dean Mazzarella announced Wednesday that following an internal investigation, it was determined that a Leominster police officer directed a racial epithet at Red Sox outfielder Carl Crawford when the player was in Manchester, N.H., for a minor league rehab assignment.
John A. Perrault was identified as the man who called Crawford a "monday," which can be used as a substitute for a more traditional racially offensive word. Perreault, who had no prior disciplinary problems but now has been charged with making other inappropriate comments, will face a public disciplinary hearing next Wednesday on charges of conduct unbecoming an officer. The 38-year-old, a five-year veteran of the Leominster Police Department, is on paid administrative leave.
Perreault, who is white, was off duty when he traveled to Manchester on July 5 to watch Crawford's Portland Sea Dogs play the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in a Double-A game. He is said to...
Rajon Rondo has been quiet this offseason, despite his name being mentioned in a negative light when Ray Allen signed with the Heat. Rondo surfaced over the weekend in France, where he was attending the Nike World Basketball Festival in Paris.
In an interview with a French basketball website, Rondo made it clear he is as confident as ever, as he talked about his role as a leader on the Celtics.
"I did not choose that I wanted to be a leader or not," Rondo said, according to a translation on CelticsLife.com. "I must be one for my team. Every day, I get up telling myself I want to be better. I worked hard to get to this point and I continue to work hard."
Added Rondo: "I have matured a lot and my game has also. I think I am one of the best playmakers in the league. I think I'm the best point...
Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.
Michael Holley and Rich Keefe speak to special teams captain Matthew Slater as the Patriots head to the AFC Championship and host the Steelers.
Michael Holley and Rich Keefe sit down with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare to face the Steelers in the AFC Championship on Sunday. Bill hasn't seen the Antonio Brown video, and wasn't interested in discussing social media or the team's policies on it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about their interview with Red Sox Manager John Farrell, the Red Sox approach to breaking up the lefties in the rotation, and the platoon at third base.
Bradford and Tomase talk with Red Sox Manager John Farrell. They talk about Eduardo Rodriguez recovery from his knee injury, the Red Sox third base competition in spring training, and guys playing in the WBC.
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.
Alex's personal life comes up on the show.
Hour 4. Gerry enjoyed Charlotte Wilder's latest article about Tom Brady's new sleepwear. Gerry talks about the range of topics he posts on Twitter. Alex #2 calls in to talk about the breakup.
Hour 2. Kirk, Gerry and Alex discuss the reports that Roger Goodell is once again skipping out on visiting Gillette Stadium this weekend.
Fauria couldn't help himself and called into Pittsburgh sports radio to show off his (terrible) Boston accent and to troll Steelers fans. Later on, Josh Miller (co-host and former Patriots punter) calls us to trash talk to Christian.
We hear from Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, who are gearing up to face Pittsburgh in the AFCCG.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about one of the Steelers' top weapons, LeVeon Bell, and how important it is to contain him, especially with how bad Pittsburgh has been in the redzone.
The newest nugget of information in the 'Roger Goodell won't come to New England Saga' is that Goodell himself really wanted to come to Gilette Stadium for the AFC Championship, but league officials advised against it. And we aren't buying it for one second.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the conference finals, and how the four remaining teams may have the four best qb's in the league playing for them.
Michael Holley gets in to how the Patriots can win on Sunday night, and tries his hardest to come up with an Eddie Andelman-esque catchphrase for his theory.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Kirk talks with basketball legend Kevin McHale about his Celtics career, as well today's NBA and the current Boston team. Kevin analyzes the theoretical clash of the '86 Celtics and today's Golden State Warriors in addition to how C's heroes of the past would perform in today's game. Also featured: a podcast intro from Kirk's children Cate and Harry.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have all the K&C Show gossip from a wild Reimer Wednesday.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis get back to post-show work with a Trenni Tuesday recap.
Tom Brady joins the show to discuss the game against the Texans, the AFC championship versus the Steelers, his diet, and Roger Goodell.More from this show
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Hour 4. Fauria is wrong about Rodgers. Lucy ranked the wives and girlfriends of Patriots players and Trenni isn't happy about it.More from this show
Hour 3. Aaron Rodgers doesn't get along with his family. Trenni's dream man in the Boston media is revealed.More from this show