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10/13/2011 - 1:19pm
Patriots place Wright on season-ending IR

FOXBORO -- After sustaining another concussion in the season opener against the Dolphins, the Patriots made the decision Thursday to place defensive lineman Mike Wright on season-ending injured reserve. The move allows the team to re-sign cornerback Phillip Adams and add him to the roster. 

Wright took a hit to the head in the first week and didn't practice for the next three weeks. Wright was cleared to practice last week but was not activated for the game against the Jets. Wright had one tackle, one assist and a half-sack in the game against the Dolphins. 

The 29-year-old Wright was in his seventh NFL season, all with the Patriots. He was having the best year of his career last year, when he had 5.5 sacks before a concussion in Week 11 against the Colts ended his season. This season's concussion was the second in nine months. 

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

10/13/2011 - 11:50am
Schilling: Story came from owners

Curt Schilling was a guest on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday. The former Red Sox ace, now an ESPN analyst, was asked about Wednesday's Boston Globe report on the collapse of the Sox in September. In the story, sources indicated that issued related to Terry Francona's troubled marriage and use of pain medication by the former Sox manager might have played a role in the September failure of the Sox.

"Of all the things that I heard and saw talked about after it came out yesterday, did anyone put marital problems with struggling managing and bad September together?," Schilling asked. "I just feel like that was one of those, 'We need some people to buy this copy so let's put it in there.' Why? The medication, that's embarrassing and it's sad and it has nothing to do with anything because that same writer and all the people involved have been around Tito, and there were no incidents of him being off his rocker or out of it. And 30 days...

10/13/2011 - 10:53am
Ellsbury named Comeback Player of Year

Jacoby Ellsbury was named the 2011 American League Comeback Player of the Year on Thursday.

Ellsbury played just 18 games in 2010 as he was sidelined with broken ribs, but the center fielder bounced back with a superb 2011, becoming the first player in Red Sox history to hit 30 home runs and steal 30 bases in a single season. He finished the season with a .321 batting average, 119 runs, 46 doubles, 32 homers and 39 stolen bases. Ellsbury's 364 total bases and 83 extra-base hits topped all MLB players in 2011.

Lance Berkman was named the National League Comeback Player of the Year.

For more Red Sox news visit weei.com/redsox.

 


10/13/2011 - 7:58am
Mashup: Seahawks' Carroll goes after LeBron

LeBron James, looking for something to do during the NBA lockout, sent out a tweet Tuesday wondering about the deadline for an NFL team to sign a free agent. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll saw an opportunity to put his recruiting skills to work, so he offered up a tryout and tweeted a picture of a LeBron Seahawks jersey. LeBron was impressed, although Carroll warned that the money wouldn't be same as what LeBron makes with the Heat. Tweeted Carroll: are you aware of what the League's rookie minimum is? Tweeted back LeBron: Yeah, more than what I'm making now Coach.

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


10/13/2011 - 6:21am
Source: Theo compensation talks start today

A source has told Dennis & Callahan's John Dennis that despite reports to the contrary, the Red Sox and Cubs won't start talks regarding compensation for general manager Theo Epstein until Thursday. Dennis first reported Wednesday that Epstein had come to terms with Chicago to become its next GM, agreeing to a five-year deal between $15 million-$20 million.

To listen to Dennis' report, click here.

For more Red Sox news, go to the team page at weei.com/redsox.


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