Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning as part of the first WEEI Patriots Monday of the 2012 season and talked about the variety of options he has on offense.
"There's quite a bit of veteran depth at the receiver position and kind of youth depth at the running back position, and at the tight end position two guys who are returning who were very productive for us last year. So, there's definitely places to throw the ball," Brady said. "It's just a matter of how things really come together here in the next four weeks before the season starts. We have quite a bit of practices, we've got three preseason games. Based on last week's performance [against the Saints] and through training camp, we still have quite a bit of work to do. So, that's why we're going out there today to practice."
New receiver Brandon Lloyd joins the team after having played in Josh McDaniels' offense in Denver and St...
Less than 24 hours after he was arrested in an alleged domestic dispute with his wife, Chad Johnson has been released by the Dolphins. The news was first reported by Fox Sports' Jay Glazer.
The Dolphins issued a one-sentence press release Sunday night simply stating, "The Miami Dolphins terminated the contract of WR Chad Johnson, the team announced today."
On Saturday night, Johnson was arrested after he allegedly head-butted his wife, Evelyn, when she became upset after reportedly finding a receipt for the purchase of condoms in his car.
The Patriots released the receiver -- then named Chad Ochocinco -- after a disappointing one-year stay in which he totaled 15 receptions for 276 yards and one touchdown. There had been speculation that the Dolphins brought him into camp to be an attraction for HBO's "Hard Knocks," which this season features in the AFC East rival of the Patriots.
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FOXBORO -- Rob Gronkowski did not take part in Sunday's light practice in shorts and shells at Patriots training camp. Instead, the star tight end worked out on conditioning bikes and then ran with other injured players on the lower practice field while the team practiced.
Gronkowski was in a baseball cap and sweatpants on a stair-stepping machine before heading down to get cardio work. Coach Bill Belichick did not offer any update following Sunday evening's practice.
In a positive development, inside linebacker Brandon Spikes did return in full uniform and took reps with the first-team defense. He had missed five straight practices and Thursday night's preseason opener against the Saints with an unspecified injury before returning on Sunday.
The Patriots return to the practice field Monday at 1:30 and are scheduled to practice until 4 p.m. as training camp continues outside Gillette Stadium.
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FOXBORO -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick was tight-lipped about any possible contact with free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress.
"We work out a lot of players," Belichick said. "We just try to know who's available out there. We work and talk to a lot of guys, give them physicals and all that. I'm not going to comment on any of them individually."
ESPN reported Sunday that Burress, who caught the winning touchdown against the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, had been in Foxboro for a workout with the Patriots. While Belichick would not specifically identify the wide receiver corps as a spot that needs to improve, he did take a swipe at the offense after its struggles in a 7-6 win Thursday night in the preseason opener against the Saints.
"Pretty much say the same thing about them as the whole rest of the offense, when you have 10 punts and two turnovers, you have a long ways to go," Belichick said....
FOXBORO -- Sporting a heavy black brace on his surgically repaired right knee, Pro Bowl left guard Logan Mankins returned to Patriots practice on Sunday afternoon for a workout in shorts and shells. Mankins played with a torn left ACL in the Super Bowl loss to the Giants.
"I knew I needed to be here as one of the older guys on the line, just to help out the younger guys, lead by example, stuff like that," Mankins said. "My job is to play football, so I'm going to do everything possible to get back on the field as soon as possible."
Mankins was cleared by the Patriots medical staff early Sunday and he was subsequently taken off the PUP list, allowing him to return. Mankins said he didn't realize he had a torn ACL until an MRI after the Super Bowl.
"If I could still run, I figured I could still play," Mankins said Sunday. "I actually hurt my left knee playing left tackle [vs. the Dolphins on...
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Rob Bradford is joined by Drew Pomeranz, the Red Sox pitcher who so many are wondering if he will be able to live up the value placed on him by the Red Sox when trading away top pitching prospect Anderson Espinoza last July. Pomeranz goes into detail regarding his injury last season, the stem cell treatment he underwent in the offseason, and how he thinks things stand heading into the 2017 campaign.
Rob Bradford is joined by Tom Caron, the man responsible for guiding the ship when it comes to Red Sox pregame and postgame shows, along with various other important duties with the New England Sports Network, including offering the play-by-play for both TV and radio throughout spring training. Tom and Rob discuss a variety of topics, such as nickname conundrums, radio vs. television, criticizing the team, behind-the-scenes for the broadcasts and where the industry is going.
Rob Bradford is joined by two-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Quentin, who is attempting a comeback with the Red Sox this spring. Quentin's path back to baseball involves almost quitting the game less than a year ago, losing 40 pounds and trying to sell himself to general managers all over Major League Baseball. Quentin explains his journey, which has led him to the back fields at JetBlue Park.
Hour 4. Joe Sullivan didn’t want to appear on K&C. Instead, he appeared on Brand X. Drellich thinks working the beat is just as hard as when Gerry did it. Gerry likes Fences.
Hour 3. Drellich thinks Trump is a pathological liar while Gerry thinks Trump doesn’t lie as much as Obama. Kirk is sick of show promos and says K&C will no longer participate. Drellich says everyone did steroids just like everyone deflates balls.
Hour 2. Evan Drellich defends Michael Che, saying that it’s possible to say Boston is racist if you are black. Gerry and Kirk battle with Drellich, defending the city against Michael Che’s allegations. In headlines, the guys revisit the Maison family.
HOUR 4 - How many big-games does Tuukka Rask have to miss before guys like Bergeron and Marchand call him out for it? Also, Belichick skips the coach's breakfast, the Raiders are headed to Las Vegas, Kirk rips "The Baseball Show" and Dale, Holley and Keefe rip the Whiner Line.
HOUR 3 - LaVar Ball joined ESPN's "First Take" again on Monday, and brought his NBA-bound son, Lonzo, with him. Unlike his father, Lonzo says all the right things, and is good at basketball. The guys also discuss Lonzo Ball's poor performance against Kentucky, and wonder if that will affect his draft status or his general perception by fans. Also, Dino is selling that house we heard so much about, at Miromar Lakes.
HOUR 2 - The Celtics are tied with Cleveland for 1st place in the East (although Cleveland has 2 games in hand) and are poised for a top 3 pick in the draft. "FiveThirtyEight" says the Celtics have a better chance than the Cavs of winning a championship. Also, the guys discuss Devin Booker's 70 point game, and how some of the Celtics players were chirping him about it.
We finish the show with the best sound clips of the day.
People are unsure if Tuukka can be trusted in net in these big spots coming up and if the Celtics even stand a chance against Cleveland so Dale, Holley, and Keefe discuss.
Dale, Holley, and Keefe sort through Robert Kraft's comments at the owners' meeting regarding key Patriots players.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
SI's Richard Deitsch returns to the podcast to talk with Kirk about the K&C casting couch, how ESPN wimps out when they are called out for slander, what's going on with Bill Simmons, and the rise of podcasting.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill go over the difficulties of staying healthy through the long grind of the playoffs in the NBA and in the NHL.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap an Evan Drellich revival edition of the K&C Show on a Monday
Ben, Russ, and Alex discuss the USMNT victory over Honduras, Christian Pulisic's development for club and country, and Bastian Schweinsteiger's move to the Chicago Fire.
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Hour 2. Evan Drellich defends Michael Che, saying that it’s possible to say Boston is racist if you are black. Gerry and Kirk battle with Drellich, defending the city against Michael Che’s allegations. In headlines, the guys revisit the Maison family.More from this show
Hour 4. Joe Sullivan didn’t want to appear on K&C. Instead, he appeared on Brand X. Drellich thinks working the beat is just as hard as when Gerry did it. Gerry likes Fences.More from this show
Hour 3. Drellich thinks Trump is a pathological liar while Gerry thinks Trump doesn’t lie as much as Obama. Kirk is sick of show promos and says K&C will no longer participate. Drellich says everyone did steroids just like everyone deflates balls.More from this show
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.More from this show