The Celtics officially assigned rookie guard Avery Bradley to their D-League affiliate in Maine on Friday. The move allows Bradley to get some minutes in games and practice. With Rajon Rondo back from injury, Bradley has played only twice in the last eight games, compiling a total of four minutes played. The move does not open a roster spot for the Celtics. Players assigned to the D-League still count on the roster and the Celtics have the maximum 15 players under contract.
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FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick would not offer any reaction on Wes Welker's 11 foot references during Thursday's press conference at Gillette Stadium.
"Right now, my comments are just on the Jets," Belichick said Friday. "That's what we're focused on. You'll have to ask him."
Rookie tight end Aaron Hernandez said only, "I thought it was an interesting interview."
Much was made of Welker's comments in light of the published reports last month detailing video of Jets coach Rex Ryan admitting to foot fetishes with his wife. Asked to comment on it at the time, Ryan said it was "a personal matter." For more, visit the Patriots team page at weei.com/patriots and the blog It Is What It Is.
Peter King of Sports Illustrated joined Dale & Holley on Friday, discussing Sunday's playoff bout between the Patriots and Jets and heavily criticizing New York cornerback Antonio Cromartie.
Cromartie this week called Patriots quarterback Tom Brady an "ass----" in an interview, adding, "[Expletive] him."
"I thought it was bush league," King said. "He crossed the line, in my opinion, when you start throwing out expletives and slurs about players on the other team. It's totally uncalled for, and I don't care what the reason is or what the cause is, or how upset he is."
King said that if Cromartie were to simply say he hated the Patriots, or if Patriots players said they hated the Jets, it would be a different story, as it would "show how much he wants to beat them." He said the personal attack, however, was out of line.
FOXBORO — In their final full-scale practice before Sunday's showdown with the Jets, the Patriots worked out on the main Gillette Stadium field on Friday. And for the second straight day, only defensive lineman Myron Pryor was missing from the practice.
Also on hand for the practice was Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who spent time talking to Tom Brady on the sidelines during stretching before the team took the field.
The Patriots play the Jets at 4:30 Sunday afternoon in an AFC playoff game, with the winner advancing to play either the Ravens or the Steelers in the AFC championship game the following Sunday.
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo joined Dale and Holley on Friday, discussing the team's upcoming playoff game against the Jets. He joked that was ready to give "Belichick-approved answers" in the interview, and when asked whether he felt Wes Welker had Belichick-approved answers the day before, responded "obviously not."
Welker made 11 subtle references to feet in Thursday's press conference, often saying the Pats had to put their "best foot forward" and even referring to the squad as "little foot soldiers."
"He's pretty good. He's a funny guy," Mayo said. "He was just answering the questions. That's all I'm going to say. He was just answering the questions."
On the return of Brandon Spikes, who served a four-game suspension for violating the league's susbstance abuse policy, Mayo said his fellow inside linebacker looks good. ...
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FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
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