FOXBORO -- Tom Brady returned to practice on Thursday but was limited due to a foot injury that kept the quarterback out of practice on Wednesday. Meanwhile, running back Fred Taylor was again limited in practice on Thursday after missing the last five games.
Patriots Injury Report for Thursday:
K Stephen Gostkowski (thigh) OUT
Did Not Participate
S Jarrad Page (calf)
DL Myron Pryor (back)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/foot)
DL Mike Wright (groin)
S Patrick Chung (knee)
RB Fred Taylor (toe)
RG Stephen Neal (shoulder)
According to the Baseball America transactions log, the Rangers signed catcher Kevin Cash. Cash, 32, spent the second half of this season with the Red Sox, who acquired him in exchange for Angel Sanchez from the Astros in the first week of July after both Victor Martinez and Jason Varitek landed on the disabled list with broken bones. In his second stint with the Sox, Cash appeared in 29 games, hitting .133/.224/.150/.374 in 68 plate appearances.
The catcher had been contemplating retirement after the season, but he apparently decided to delay such a move in order to sign with the defending AL champions.
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Bruins president Cam Neely, in an interview on The Big Show on Thursday, lauded his team's strong start, while noting that the team needs to continue working towards playing more consistent hockey. The Bruins have excelled in the third period this year, and the team is now working to figure out how to translate that excellence to the start of games.
Neely also said that the Bruins "have been preparing" to make the necessary moves to get under the salary cap when Marco Sturm and Marc Savard are ready to return from the long-term injured reserve. While the team must shed payroll, thus limiting the type of player whom it can get in return for whatever members of the roster it will deal, Neely said that the Bruins have been preparing to ensure that any deal does not jeopardize the club's Stanley Cup ambitions.
"We knew this was coming. We’ve prepared for this. We have been preparing for this," said...
FOXBORO -- Patriots quarterback Tom Brady returned to practice on Thursday as the team continued its preparations for the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday night at Heinz Field.
Brady missed Wednesday's practice and was listed on the injury report. In addition to his typical shoulder issue, Brady was listed as having a foot injury, which the Boston Globe later reported was sprain but not serious enough to keep him from Sunday's game.
The only players not spotted at Thursday's practice were safety Jarrad Page (calf) and defensive lineman Myron Pryor (back). The team worked in full pads on the upper fields outside Gillette Stadium. For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is.
FOXBORO -- Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo said there's only one thing that will fix what's ailing the Patriots - a big road win. Tom Brady said coach Bill Belichick was tough on the team this week in film study, a point that Mayo supported on Thursday. But Mayo believes the best thing for the team in their effort to put the 34-14 loss in Cleveland behind them is a win in Pittsburgh against another 6-2 team.
"I think the best medicine for this team is to go on the road and have a big win against Pittsburgh," Mayo said. "We're kind of down this week but at the same time, Coach Belichick has done a good job picking up our spirits, telling us we're a good team."
Asked how hard it's been to put last Sunday in the past, Mayo said he and the team have already moved on.
"I'm on the Steelers, ask me a Steelers question," Mayo added. "That Browns game, I'm trying to get it...
WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
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Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.
Joe and Dave are joined buy newly appointed President of Baseball Operations for the Red Sox, Dave Dombrowski. Dave talks about wanting to hit the ground running in Boston, and joining the organization during the Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.
We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.
We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.
We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
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Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
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