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12/03/2011 - 6:04pm
Patriots release Price, add McDonald

The Patriots announced that they have released wide receiver Taylor Price, a third-round pick in 2010, and promoted offensive lineman Nick McDonald from the practice squad. Price caught three passes for 41 yards in last year's regular-season finale but was never able to break through and make an impact.

McDonald has been on the Patriots practice squad for most of the season. An undrafted free agent out of Saginaw Valley State, McDonald was signed by the Packers after the 2010 draft and has yet to see action in an NFL game.

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


12/03/2011 - 5:47pm
Partin nets 27 as BU pulls away from BC

Darryl Partin scored 27 points, including 15 in the final 8 1/2 minutes as Boston University pulled away from Boston College for a 75-61 victory Saturday afternoon in Chestnut Hill.

D.J. Irving added 17 points for the Terriers, who have won four straight to improve to 4-4. Dom Morris contributed 11 points and 11 rebounds.

Lonnie Jackson scored 11 points for the Eagles (2-6), who were tied at the half and led by a point with 11 minutes to go. Matt Griffin (11 points) then hit a 3-pointer to put BU ahead for good, 47-45.

BC next plays at Providence on Thursday. BU is at St. Joseph's Wednesday.


12/02/2011 - 7:52pm
Valentine visits Ortiz in Dominican

David Ortiz and Bobby Valentine meet Friday night at Ortiz' charity golf tournament in Cap Cana, Dominican Republic. (Photo courtesy David Ortiz' Twitter account)New Red Sox manager Bobby Valentine flew to the Dominican Republic, where longtime Sox DH David Ortiz is hosting a golf tournament to raise funds for charity this weekend. Valentine first disclosed the trip during an interview with MLB Network Radio.

Ortiz, a free agent for the first time since signing with the Red Sox after the 2002 season, has been offered salary arbitration by the Sox. The slugger told both the Boston Globe and Boston Herald that he had not yet decided whether to accept the offer, which would likely net him an increase over the $12.5 million he earned last year and ensure that he returned to the Red Sox for at least one more season.

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12/02/2011 - 5:33pm
Vollmer ruled out, Ocho probable Sunday

FOXBORO -- The Patriots have ruled out starting right tackle Sebastian Vollmer for Sunday against the Colts after injuring his right foot last week against the Eagles. Linebacker Brandon Spikes (knee) also missed practice on Friday and is listed as doubtful. Chad Ochocinco (hamstring) fully particiapted in practice for the first time since Thanksgiving and is listed as probable. Brian Waters (knee) was removed from the injury report. Friday's complete injury report is as follows:

Did Not Participate:
LB Brandon Spikes (knee) OUT
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot) Doubtful

Limited Participation:
S Patrick Chung (foot)  Questionable
C Dan Connolly (groin) Questionable
WR Julian Edelman (back) Questionable
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb) Questionable
LB Gary Guyton (shoulder) Questionable
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder) Questionable
OT Matt Light (ankle)...

12/02/2011 - 4:56pm
McCourty: Hope shoulder 'feels best' Sunday

FOXBORO -- In an indication that he might be ready to return to game action on Sunday, Patriots cornerback Devin McCourty said Friday that he has been able to make significant progress in healing his injured right shoulder. McCourty, who reportedly separated the shoulder when teammate Sterling Moore drilled him in the second quarter of the Jets game Nov. 13, took off the ice wrap following practice Friday and discussed his progress with reporters for several minutes. 

"Just out there in practice, trying to do everything I can in practice and I think that's the biggest test, seeing what I can do and how much I can just be who I am as a player and play," McCourty said. 

"It feels a lot better. It's getting better and I'm hoping that each day that when I wake up I move it around and it feels better than it did the day before."

As for playing Sunday? "That's when I hope it feels best by," McCourty said...

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