On the same morning that the team reportedly acquired defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth from the Redskins, WEEI.com's Christopher Price has confirmed the Patriots have released Marcus Stroud. The Boston Herald was the first to report the story.
Stroud, a three-time All-Pro with the Jaguars, played the last two seasons for the Bills before being released in February. He then took a two-year with the Pats, but never took the field with the team.
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Carl Crawford is again out of the lineup for the Red Sox as the club looks to win its third straight over Kansas City on Thursday at Fenway Park. The left fielder was 1-of-11 in the first two games of the Royals series (including an 0-of-6 with four strikeouts Monday) before Terry Francona gave him the day off Wednesday.
“The last couple of nights he’s been jumping a little bit," Francona said before the game Wednesday.
Yamaico Navarro -- in for Marco Scutaro at shortstop Thursday -- started in place of Crawford in left field in Wednesday's 12-5 win over the Royals. Drew Sutton will start in LF on Thursday for the first-place Sox, who will have Josh Beckett on the mound. Beckett -- 9-3 with a 2.07 ERA -- will be opposed by Luke Hochevar (6-8, 5.29).
Celtics unsigned second-round draft pick E'Twaun Moore inked a one-year, $200,000 contract overseas with Italian club Benetton Treviso, according to Sportando.net.
Over the last week, Moore had reportedly come close to signing a deal with another Italian team, Cimberio Varese, in the same league (Lega Serie A), but talks broke down over an opt-out clause that would allow him to return to the Celtics when the NBA lockout comes to an end. Moore's agent Mark Bartlestein did negotiate that opt-out clause as part of the deal with Treviso, according to multiple reports.
The No. 55 selection in the 2011 NBA draft, Moore averaged 18.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a senior for the Purdue Boilermakers.
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Adam Schefter of ESPN joined the Dennis & Callahan show on Thursday to discuss the trade of Albert Haynesworth to the Patriots. It was Schefter who first reported that the Patriots dealt a fifth-round pick in 2013 to the Redskins to land the talented but troubled Haynesworth.
"It's minimal risk, because the Redksins have already paid him the majority of his money," Schefter said of Haynesworth, who signed a seven-year, $100 million deal with the Redskins in February 2009. "They've given him all his bonus money. Haynesworth is expected to make $5 million this year. If he comes in and plays well, performs and practices, he'll make his money with a chance to get a new deal in New England or somewhere. And if he doesn't, they can cut him and the cost is basically a fifth-round pick in 2013. ... So, you tell me: What's the risk to come up with a guy that, if they can get him to play, is a dominant defensive lineman -- dominant."...
Clay Buchholz, on the disabled list since mid-June to what was initially considered a minor back strain, is slated to see a specialist either towards the end of the this week or early next week to re-examine his back. That consultation reflects the fact that, according to one source familiar with the matter, the Sox are "very concerned" that the right-hander may be dealing with a structural issue (perhaps related to a bone) rather than a muscular issue.
Even though the pitcher has experienced improvement during his time on the disabled list, the deliberate pace of Buchholz' recovery and the persistence of soreness in his lower back suggest that the issue may be something more than a common muscle strain. Instead, the Sox want Buchholz to see a specialist to determine whether the back pain is a symptom of a larger problem. The team will get a better handle on the problem once Buchholz visits with the specialist, something that could result either...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Jeff Goodman calls Mike and Rob to drop a ton of knowledge on the upcoming NBA Draft and some of the names available. Sorry fans - he doesn't see Kevin Durant or any big-named free agents coming to Boston and thinks they'll end up making the third pick this season. He also says that there is NO WAY he would trade next year's Brooklyn pick because the draft will be very deep. He discusses the chances of trading with Philly for Okafor, why he like Kris Dunn so much and much more.
Brad Stevens makes his first appearance on the Dale and Holley with Thornton show. We discuss the Atlanta series and what went wrong, and where the Celtics go from here.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Who is to blame for the Red Sox 10-9 loss to the Blue Jays? Danny points the finger.
Tim talks with Red Sox manager John Farrell before the Red Sox game against the Blue Jays. John talks about Clay Buchholz move to the bullpen and adjustments he expects him to have to make going from the starter to the bullpen.
Mut recaps the Sox 8-2 loss to the Rockies.
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.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy's parting shot after not taking the job is to attack Dino for how he treats producers.
Bernie Sanders wants to debate Trump.
Yaz was on hand at Fenway last night to honor the '86 team and Wade Boggs' number retirement.
Laroy Streat keeps setting fire to the airways and talks people singing his Freestyle Fridays to him when they see him on the street! Catch our guy every friday via final drive! He's must listen radio!
We end the week with the best in sound Laroy Streat continues to set fire to the airways with his music.
The guys talk Red Sox pitching and the problems that could arise with Buchholz struggles.
Jerry is joined by Graig Murphy to talk stand up comedy. Until Graig pretty much hijacks the podcast to tell his side of the "Big Show Unfiltered" story.
Ben and Russ preview the Champions League Final between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid. Who we want to win, who we think will win, and why. We also talk about our wishes for the USMNT.
The Dennis and Callahan malcontent is joined by former WEEI personality Pete Sheppard to talk about his past involvement with the station and his current gig in New Hampshire. You'll be glad to hear Pete hasn't changed one bit.
The producer search is over now that Paul and Ken have accepted the job. With their new found job security, they are free to bitch about working three A-holes, the Lucy charade, and the process behind getting the gig.More from this show