According to a tweet from John Clayton of ESPN, the Patriots held a workout with former Browns linebacker Matt Roth on Tuesday.
Roth, 28, was selected by the Dolphins in the second round of the 2005 draft. He played the majority of the last two seasons in Cleveland after being claimed off waivers in November of 2009. He had 3.5 sacks last year for the Browns after having four and five in 2010 and 2009, respectively.
The Patriots released outside linebacker Tully Banta-Cain last week, creating more of a need for a pass-rusher. Banta-Cain had five sacks last season, second to Mike Wright's 5.5 for the team lead.
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Patriots defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said Tuesday that he hopes he can "restore" his name in New England after two tumultuous years as a member of the Redskins.
Haynesworth was traded to the Pats last week in exchange for a fifth-round pick in the 2013 draft. He hopes that things will be better in New England.
“I’ve always liked coach Belichick, the way he did things, the way the team performed," Haynesworth said. "I’ve came to games when I was in the pros. I came to, I was here when they played the AFC championship, I want to say they were playing I think San Diego, and I was sitting up in the stands freezing my butt off, I sat there and watched them play. I’ve always been a fan of this team.”
Haynesworth noted that he will play any position asked of him. He will likely play alongside Vince Wilfork in the 4-3.
“I went to the Pro Bowl with Vince, and the funny thing...
Speaking before his team's game with the Indians Tuesday afternoon, Red Sox manager Terry Francona explained that Clay Buchholz -- who has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in the L2 portion of his back (part of the lumbar vertebrae) -- still has a chance of pitching again this season, although no timetable has been presented.
"It hasn't been ruled out," Francona said. "I don't know. If you see him pitch, he's OK. We'll see."
The manager explained that the diagnosis of the stress fracture was initially identified after Buchholz failed to respond favorably a day after throwing a bullpen session July 25. The injury was then confirmed during a visit to back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins in Los Angeles.
Francona noted that the symptoms are improving, and the injury is stable -- meaning it is expected to heal on its own. Buchholz will go through a five-step rehabilitation program, progressing as the symptoms allow. ...
Mike Aviles is batting seventh and playing shortstop Tuesday, a night after Marco Scutaro left the Sox' 9-6 loss to the Indians due to dizziness. Darnell McDonald is in right field after Josh Reddick had a throwing error and was thrown out in a rundown Monday.
1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
3. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B
4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
5. David Ortiz, DH
6. Carl Crawford LF
7. Mike Aviles, SS
8. Jason Varitek, C
9. Darnell McDonald, RF
SP -- Josh Beckett
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Former Colts head coach Tony Dungy said Tuesday on the Dan Patrick Show that given what he saw when coaching against Albert Haynseworth, he would have chosen against acquiring the defensive tackle had the opportunity presented itself.
“I would not, no,” Dungy said. “I’ve seen Albert Haynesworth, and I’ve seen those great years he has when he’s got something to prove and he’s trying to make money. But I’ve also — we played against Albert Haynesworth in Indianapolis when he really wasn’t playing hard.”
Dungy praised Patriots coach Bill Belichick for his ability to motivate players with questionable pasts, and felt that Haynesworth could change because of Belichick.
“They have a great track record of doing that with Corey Dillon and Randy Moss and getting years out of guys when no one else could, so we’ll see," Dungy said. "I would bet on Belichick with...
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