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02/02/2012 - 7:00pm
Montana on Brady: 'He's the key'

Former 49ers great Joe Montana said on WEEI's The Big Show that Tom Brady is the key to Super Bowl XLIV.

"If you can't stop Tom, you're not going to win," Montana said. "It's just that simple. The Giants have the ability to do that. They've done it once, but the hardest thing to do is beat a a team twice in the same year. Things are, I think, on Tom's favor, just going into the game. Just knowing how well he's playing anyway, you can't let him stand in the pocket. [The Giants] have the ability with their front four to do that, but still it's not a easy feat because he gets the ball out pretty quick."

Brady grew up admiring Montana and the two players are often compared historically. If the Patriots win, Brady would tie his former idol with four Super Bowl victories. Montana said he's content to appreciate Brady and didn't want to get into a comparison between the two.

"I just try to enjoy for what he does,"...

02/02/2012 - 6:16pm
Gronkowski back at practice for Patriots

INDIANAPOLIS -- After an extended stretch on the shelf because of a high ankle sprain he suffered in the AFC championship game against the Ravens, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski returned to the practice field on Thursday in a limited role as prep work continues for the Giants and Super Bowl XLVI. Here's the complete report:

Limited Participation
OT Marcus Cannon (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (knee)
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle)
DL Kyle Love (ankle)
G Logan Mankins (knee)
LB Rob Ninkovich (hip)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (flu/back/foot)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
LB Tracy White (abdomen)

Full Participation
WR Deion Branch (knee)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
OT Matt Light (flu)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)

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02/02/2012 - 4:39pm
Pioli/Dimitroff: This is the Belichick we know
By: DJ Bean

Former Patriots executives Scott Pioli and Thomas Dimitroff, now general managers of the Chiefs and Falcons, respectively, joined The Big Show in Indianapolis Thursday. The two discussed their days with the Patriots and what they hope to achieve with their current franchises. 

Bill Belichick has been more friendly with the media since arriving in Indianapolis for the Super Bowl, to the surprise of many. Neither Pioli nor Dimitroff are surprised to see this side of him.

"Bill and I worked together for 16 years, and I've known him since 1987," Pioli said. "That's the Bill I know. Maybe it's not shown that often publicly." 

Dimitroff said that neither he nor the city of Atlanta are strangers to Belichick's perky persona.

"What I know of Bill is last year he came on one of our local radio stations and was waxing poetic about the Grateful Dead and Bon Jovi, and we had a half-hour talk," Dimitroff...

02/02/2012 - 3:11pm
Reports: Nationals sign Edwin Jackson

For the second time this offseason, the Nationals appear to be close to reaching a deal with a starter whom the Red Sox also pursued.

According to multiple reports, Washington has agreed to a one-year deal with right-hander Edwin Jackson. News of the agreement was first reported by Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com; Ken Rosenthal of FoxSports.com reported that the deal was for roughly $10 million.

The Red Sox had explored the possibility of signing the 28-year-old, who was 12-9 with a 3.79 ERA in 199 2/3 innings (31 starts), striking out 148 and walking 62 in 2011, a season in which he was traded from the White Sox to a Cardinals team that ended up winning the World Series. However, the Sox showed little inclination to enter a bidding war for Jackson, and on Wednesday night, Sox GM Ben Cherington said that he considered it "unlikely" that the Red Sox would sign a significant starter before the start of spring training.

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02/02/2012 - 1:00pm
Source: Padilla expected to camp on time

According to an industry source, the Red Sox are looking into the legal issues facing Vicente Padilla in Nicaragua, but the reported order preventing the pitcher from traveling out of his native country is not expected to delay his arrival to spring training. 

According to La Prensa newspaper in Nicaragua, Padilla -- who signed a minor league deal with the Red Sox earlier this month -- had an arrest warrant issued for his failure to show up in court for a child support hearing, only to have the arrest order revoked later. That second article suggests that Padilla is facing an order not to leave Nicaragua for spring training until the matter is resolved. According to the reports, Padilla owes approximately US$4,200 in child support.

The Red Sox signed Padilla to a minor league deal...

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