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10/15/2010 - 3:42pm
Ravens injury report: Ngata questionable

The 4-1 Baltimore Ravens will be without three players for Sunday's game against the 3-1 Patriots at Gillette Stadium and could be without a key fourth player. Linebacker Paul Kruger was against limited at practice on Friday and is listed as doubtful for the game. Running back and Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata is questionable with a knee injury while running back Ray Rice is probable and should be a go for the game with a knee issue.

 

Ravens Injury Report for Friday:

OUT
T Jared Gaither (back)
LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder)
WR Donte Stallworth (foot)

 

Limited Participation
LB Paul Kruger (knee) Doubtful
CB Josh Wilson (thigh) Questionable
DT Haloti Ngata (knee) Questionable
S Ken Hamlin (ankle) Probable
TE Edgar Jones (thigh) Probable
RB Le'Ron McClain (shoulder/...

10/15/2010 - 3:22pm
Taylor ruled out against Ravens

FOXBORO -- As expected, running back Fred Taylor was ruled out for Sunday's game against Baltimore with a toe injury while safety James Sanders is questionable with an ailing hamstring. Taylor did not practice this week while Sanders was again limited on Friday as the team continued its preparations for the Ravens this Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The team practiced in brisk winds inside Gillette Stadium, on the main field.  

 

Patriots Injury Report for Friday:

Did Not Practice

RB Fred Taylor (toe)  OUT

 

Limited Participation

S James Sanders (hamstring) Questionable 

 

Full Participation

QB Tom Brady (right shoulder) Probable

CB Terrence Wheatley (foot) Probable

 

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10/15/2010 - 3:09pm
Gammons: Sox could go hard after Crawford

Appearing on The Big Show, MLB.com and NESN baseball analyst Peter Gammons talked about the perception the public will have regarding the Red Sox spending money this offseason after their investment in the Liverpool F.C. soccer team. Regarding the purchase of the team, Gammons said, "I'm told it's a one billion dollar business they bought for about 400 million," also noting that the investment might actually help the Sox over a 10-year period.

 

Within the conversation about the Red Sox' approach in the offseason, Gammons suggested that Tampa Bay outfielder Carl Crawford will be the Sox' chief target. "My guess is that they will go really hard after Carl Crawford." The Hall of Fame journalist noted that Crawford might warrant the kind of long-term contract he will be looking for because "he doesn't want to be the guy stealing 70 bases," and is content in becoming more than just a basestealer heading into his 30's...

10/15/2010 - 2:49pm
Julien: Too early to judge special teams
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON -- A season after finishing with the 23rd power play in the NHL, the Bruins have been able to convert just one of their first eight power plays on the season, good for 19th so far on the young season. The team had the third-best penalty kill in the league in 2009-10, but allowing a power play goal on one of three opportunities the Coyotes had places them 28th in the league in the category. Bruins coach Claude Julien spoke about special teams on Friday and preached patience. 

 

"I think we had 19 shots on the power play. We came out with one goal," Julien said. "I know we had some opportunities, and we maybe didn't quite finish. … I wouldn't jump all over the power play and say it hasn't been good more than it hasn't had the results. 

 

"You get two more goals and you're in the top five. That's how close it is. It's two games in. It's just like our penalty kill. We gave...

10/15/2010 - 1:15pm
Welker on contract: 'Just happy to be here'

FOXBORO -- With all of the uncertainty revolving around the NFL labor situation and the move by Deion Branch to restructure his contract, Wes Welker was asked Friday if he would like to see the Patriots come forward and re-work his current, five-year, $18 million deal, signed in March, 2007.

 

"Not really at all,” Welker said. “All I know is, I’m under contract and I’m just happy to be here, happy to be a Patriot and just look forward to winning some ballgames.”

 

Welker is considered one of the most underpaid receivers in the NFL, and with the trade of Randy Moss to Minnesota, he becomes the active team leader in receptions and touchdowns since his arrival in 2007. This season, Welker leads the Patriots with 26 catches, 217 yards and three touchdown catches. 

 

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