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10/13/2010 - 3:57pm
Rice, Ngata, McClain miss Ravens practice

The Baltimore Ravens may be 4-1 and leading the AFC North but they are also very banged up as they enter Sunday's showdown with the 3-1 Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Three players have already been ruled out of Sunday's game with five others sitting out practice on Wednesday. 

 

Ravens Injury Report for Wednesday:

OUT

T Jared Gaither (back)

LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder)

WR Donte Stallworth (foot)

 

Did Not Practice

LB Paul Kruger (knee)

RB Le'Ron McClain (shoulder/knee)

DT Haloti Ngata (knee)

RB Ray Rice (knee)

CB Josh Wilson (thigh)

 

Limited Participation

LB Edgar Jones (thigh)

LB Jameel McClain (knee) 

 

For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots.


10/13/2010 - 12:46pm
Pats Practice Report: Taylor out

FOXBORO - Fred Taylor (toe) was not on the field at the media portion of practice Wednesday. The running back has not played since the Patriots' Week 3 win over the Bills. Taylor was the only player not spotted on the field at the beginning of practice.

 

Patriots Injury Report for Wednesday:

Did Not Practice

RB Fred Taylor (toe) 

 

Full Participation

QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)

CB Terrence Wheatley (foot)

 

For more Patriots news visit the team page at weei.com/patriots.


10/13/2010 - 11:58am
Belichick on Lewis: 'True Hall of Fame player'

FOXBORO - Bill Belichick met with the media on Wednesday and praised Sunday's opponent, calling the Ravens "a complete football team." Perhaps his highest praise, however, came for Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis, who is still performing at an All-Pro level in his 15th NFL season. Belichick was asked what has been the key his success.

 

"He's a tremendous football player," said Belichick. "I have all the respect in the world for Ray Lewis, and have had that since the first day I met him down at the University of Miami, spending an afternoon watching film [before 1996 draft]. He's just really impressive in terms over his overall knowledge, passion, intensity. In my first meeting with him you could see that and you've seen that through his career. He's good at everything -- he's good at the running game, he's good at the passing game, very instinctive. The team really ... he's obviously a strong component of that defense...

10/13/2010 - 11:49am
Julien: Savard 'getting better every day'
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON — Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the team's first practice since returning to the United States that the club is better off not putting unnecessary pressure on Marc Savard has he recovers from post-concussion syndrome symptoms. Savard has been unable to take the ice since failing his impact test when the team opened training camp in September. 

 

"I've taken the approach that as long as he's not with us, I've got to keep working with our group here," Julien said. "I haven't had any real good chances to talk with the medical staff and stuff like that, but he's been working out, that much I know. It's getting better every day, so I'm looking forward to seeing him on the ice, and we'll take it from there.

 

"He's behind by at least a month, a month and a half already, where we've been on the ice, so we have to be patient and give him a chance to come back. Right now I don't think...

10/13/2010 - 11:45am
Milbury on D&H: Seguin no 'impact player'

NESN and NBC hockey analyst Mike Milbury made the first of his weekly appearances on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday to talk about the Bruins.

 

Asked about rookie Tyler Seguin and the impact he could have this season, Milbury said Bruins fans will need to be patient. "I'll answer the question without having seen him enough: He's not going to be an impact player this season. He's not," Milbury said. "Those players are very few and far between. I'd put big money that he's not an impact player. Does he get 15-20 goals? Maybe. Thirty points, 50 points tops, but that's not an impact player. And when [Marc] Savard comes back — and I assume he will — he'll have a tough time finding ice time."

 

With the Bruins signing Zdeno Chara to a seven-year contract extension last week, Milbury voiced his displeasure with long-term deals, citing the risk of injury and psychological letdown. "I don't...

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