FOXBORO -- Patrick Chung, Brandon Spikes and Ryan Wendell were not at the start of Patriots practice for the second straight day as the team held practice inside a rainy Gillette Stadium Thursday afternoon.
Chung missed his second straight practice with a foot injury while Spikes landed on this week's injury report with a right knee issue. He reportedly suffered a sprained MCL in the second half of Sunday's loss to the Giants. Wendell suffered a concussion during the loss while Dane Fletcher was again missing from practice.
The team practiced in full pads inside the stadium in preparation for the Jets this Sunday night at MetLife Stadium. For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots.
Tuukka Rask was the first goaltender off the ice at the Bruins' morning skate Thursday, an indication that he will start against the Oilers. Rask picked up his first win of the season (1-3-0) Monday, stopping 24 of 26 shots in a 6-2 win over the Islanders.
To the surprise of no one, forward Daniel Paille is officially out for Thursday night. Paille had surgery Wednesday after getting hit in the face with a slapshot from Steve Staios in the third period Monday. Benoit Pouliot will play on the fourth line with Gregory Campbell and Shawn Thornton in Paille's place.
Rich Peverley, meanwhile, is a game-time decision. Peverley participated in the morning skate at TD Garden, but so did emergency call-up Zach Hamill. If Peverley, who missed Monday's game with an undisclosed injury, is unable to play Thursday, Hamill will skate on the on the third line in his place.
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Pittsburgh radio personality Mark Madden -- who wrote a column in the Beaver County Times seven months ago detailing the child abuse allegations against Jerry Sandusky and Penn State's lack of response -- joined the Dennis and Callahan show on Thursday and added another disturbing potential layer to this scandel.
"I can give you a rumor and I can give you something I think might happen," Madden said. "There's a rumor that there will be a more shocking development from the Second Mile Foundation -- and hold on, this is gross, I will use the only language I can -- that Jerry Sandusky and Second Mile were pimping out young boys to rich donors. That is being investigated by two prominent columnists even as I speak."
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The Sporting News conducted a poll of 111 players from 31 teams and asked which player is the most overrated. Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow ranked first with 21 votes, edging out Cowboys QB Tony Romo, who had 21.
Said one NFC defensive player: "Tim Tebow. I think it’s more media-driven. I think based on what people say about him, he should be doing some unbelievable things."
Jets QB Mark Sanchez was a distant third, with nine votes. The Patriots are represented by Chad Ochocinco (tied for fifth with five votes) and Tom Brady (tied for sixth with three votes).
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
The NBA and the players union met for another 12 hours in New York on Wednesday night and while the two sides again failed to reach a deal on a new collective bargaining agreement, they will resume talks on Thursday.
Additionally, NBA commissioner David Stern said that the league would not revert back to its hardline offer while negotiations were taking place. He had set a deadline of Wednesday at 5 p.m. for the union to agree to the owners' last proposal.
"We've agreed that we've stopped the clock while we continue to negotiate," Stern said. "We've agreed to convene here tomorrow at noon. I would not read into this optimism or pessimism we just continue to negotiate."
There appeared to be little progress made on the main issues: the BRI split and the system issues.
"We spent a lot of time covering all of the issues we still have remaining, but we can't say there was...
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim are joined by US Olympic Medalist and captain of the US Women's Gymnastics team Aly Raisman, as she was at Fenway to throw out the first pitch before the game.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
The 8am hour Friday podcast with Kirk Minihane joined by Butch and Bradford. The guys start with the posted show host job description for Dino's replacement, then get back into the Brady preseason playing time discussion.
Kirk, Butch and Bradfo discuss a new NFL committee that has been formed with Goodell and Kraft, and whether Pats fans should have a problem with it.
Butch, Kirk, and Bradfo debate whether or not they believe the Red Sox will make the playoffs by seasons end
"Angry Lou" goes off yesterday's loss to Tampa Bay, in the process breaking the record for a human talking without taking a breath.
Tom Brady will play in tonight's Preseason game vs. the Panthers. Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the decision to play Brady.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian take a look at the Pats' O-Line, and the Tight End Position; focusing on A.J. Derby vs. Clay Harbor.
We discuss the role Mingo will play for the Patriots defense.
We discuss the ridiculous assignment of the selfishness label to Tom Brady this week (based on...?) and where it might be coming from.
In honor of tonight's game we look back at four moments where the Patriots and Panthers cross paths.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
The heart of draft season is upon us and as Jim and Pete gear up for their own big draft this weekend, this week’s podcast is filled with tips on Draft Strategy and how work your plan. Jim and Pete walk through the draft from the Elite players at the top, through the middle of the draft where you build your core, through the high upside targets at the back that can help steal you a league victory. Stars to sleepers and how to position yourself to get them are the topic of the day. Good luck with your drafts!
We are joined by David Amoyal or ESPNFC.com and GianlucaDiMarzio.com to talk about the transfer window closing and what may happen in the finals days of the summer.
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