The Eagles' defensive secondary, already shorthanded because of Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie's ankle injury, might be missing another key weapon when the Patriots arrive for Sunday's game. On Thursday, cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha was taken off the practice field on a cart after injuring his knee during a non-contact drill. The Eagles said they would have no comment on the extent of the injury until Friday.
Asomugha, a three-time Pro Bowler in his first season in Philadelphia after signing as a free agent from the Raiders, leads the Eagles with three interceptions, including two in his last four games.
"It's a short-lived career, and to see a guy go down, you just hope it's not as severe as what you saw initially," cornerback Brandon Hughes said. "That's what we're hoping."
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On Wednesday, the Boston College basketball team received a pep talk from Anaheim Angels manager Mike Scioscia. According to a tweet from BC coach Steve Donahue, Scioscia talked to the players about bouncing back from failure.
Coming off consecutive blowout losses to Holy Cross and UMass, BC apparently took Scoscia's words to heart. Although the Eagles lost Thursday in the opening round of the 76 Classic in Anaheim, they stayed in the game against a St. Louis team that is off to a strong start and expected to be one of the top teams in the Atlantic-10 Conference.
The young Eagles, after trailing by 15 points in the second half, closed to within seven points with 2:30 remaining before getting sloppy with the ball down the stretch and failing 62-51.
Kwamain Mitchell scored 20 points and Brian Conklin added 18 for the Billikens (4-0).
Matt Humphrey and Ryan Anderson scored 12 points apiece for BC (1-3).
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FOXBORO -- The Patriots listed linebackers Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee) as DNP on Thursday's injury report. Here's the complete rundown:
Did Not Practice
LB Dane Fletcher (thumb)
LB Brandon Spikes (knee)
WR Deion Branch (hip)
CB Devin McCourty (shoulder)
OT Matt Light (ankle)
S Patrick Chung (foot)
C Dan Connolly (groin)
LB Gary Guyton (shoulder)
S James Ihedigbo (shoulder)
WR Taylor Price (hamstring)
WR Matthew Slater (shoulder)
OT Sebastian Vollmer (back)
G Brian Waters (knee)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
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FOXBORO -- The Patriots made several personnel moves on Thursday morning, adding wide receiver Tiquan Underwood to the 53-man roster and placing rookie linebacker Jeff Tarpinian on injured reserve with a head injury. In addition, it was announced that safety Ross Ventrone has been signed to the practice squad, while defensive back Josh Victorian was released from the practice squad.
Underwood, 24, is a veteran of two NFL seasons with the Jaguars who signed with the Patriots on Aug. 29 after being released by Jacksonville. He was released by the Patriots on Sept. 3 and re-signed on Nov. 8 before being released again on Nov. 12.
Underwood, 6-foot-1, 183 pounds, originally entered the NFL as a seventh-round draft choice (253rd overall) by Jacksonville in the 2009 draft out of Rutgers. After beginning his rookie season on the practice squad, he joined the 53-man roster and appeared in three games, mainly on special teams. Last season, he played in 10...
FOXBORO -- Linebackers Dane Fletcher (thumb) and Brandon Spikes (knee) were the only two players missing from the start of Patriots practice on Thursday morning. New England was going through one of its final practices in preparation for Sunday's game against the Eagles in Philadelphia, wearing sweats and shells on the upper fields behind Gillette Stadium.
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We check in with former Patriot, current NFL Network analyst Heath Evans for his complete analysis on the Patriots win over the Bengals, and the rest of the NFL.
We talk to special teams Captain Matthew Slater about the win over the Bengals and some of the extra-curricular activities that took place between plays.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick for his thoughts and analysis on beating the Bengals, and preparing for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Listeners voice their displeasure with the NFL and Michael Lombardi called in to give his thoughts on Roger Goodell and Josh Brown.
Gerry, Kirk and Mut react to Mad Dog defending Josh Brown.
The guys praised Jerry Thornton's questions to Peter King and headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss the MMQB's comments on Dale and Holley defending the NFL and Giants organization. They find fault with him and other NFL apologists in their rationale of making excuses for the league and the Giants as to why Josh Brown was only suspended one game.
The OMFers open the show talking about new revelations about Giants Kicker Josh Brown and his domestic violence case. They discuss the NFL's failure to uphold the standards that they had placed on themselves in policing domestic violence perpetrators.
Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio makes his weekly appearance on OMF to discuss the NFL and New York Giants mishandling of the Josh Brown situation.
We discuss the NFL and the Patriots with Hall of Famer Michael Irvin as the Pats prepare to head to Pittsburgh to take on the Stillers.
We discuss Josh Brown, domestic violence and the league that never learns from it's past mistakes, the NFL
We close out the show with the best clips of the day and LAROY!
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
With Pete Davidson unavailable today, Jim Hackett brought in a special guest for today’s show. You know him as “Andy from Sales,” famous from his appearances as spokesman for New England Fat Loss. The loser of 75lbs has been a winner to date in the Entercom Boston Fantasy Football League, sporting a 6-0 record sitting in 1st Place. But Jim is concerned about the makeup of his team. At 6-0, there’s still plenty of work to do for Andy (picture here)… After Andy’s team diagnosis that includes some needed Waiver Wire adds and some trade options to seek, the show turns to Pete’s Starts & Sits article where Jim highlights some plays and values he likes for Week 7. The show closes with a little insight from Jim on the continued missteps of the NFL… Enjoy!
Brad Feldman joins the show to talk about what the Revs need to do to get back to the top of the Eastern Conference, what the future holds for Jay Heaps, and the front office philosophy.
Uncle Buck and friends discuss the return of Bill Goldberg to the WWE and Ronda Rousey's return to the UFC.
Gerry, Kirk and Meter reacted to Artie Lange's podcast in 'Headlines' and Meter loves Mookie Betts as the guys get a little baseball talk in during hour two of Thursday's show.More from this show
Mark Dondero of WPRI in Providence called in to defend himself and Kirk was ready to take on a listener in hour four of Thursday's show with Jon Meterparel in on Dino's Casting Couch.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Meter discussed the 3rd and final presidential debate in hour one of the Thursday show and have all concluded Hillary Clinton is going to be our next president.More from this show
Gerry, Kirk and Trenni talked about the brutal NFL ratings and Trags called in to defend the local Patriots media,More from this show
To start hour three of Thursday's show, Gerry, Kirk and Meter discuss a New York Post story exposing Josh Brown and Curtis recounted his awkward photo day experience.More from this show