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10/09/2009 - 1:29pm
NFLPA boss to Pats players: Save now

FOXBORO — On stop 29 of his tour of all 32 teams, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith visited with Patriots players on Friday and told them to be prepared in the event of an owners lockout in 2011. "When it comes to the issue of the lockout, it's why we've asked every player to save 25 percent of their salary this year and 25 percent of their salary next year," Smith said. "It's why the players voted to increase their dues and hold their royalty checks." For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is


10/09/2009 - 12:07pm
Pats' Taylor optimistic he'll return

In the wake of surgery on his right ankle, Patriots running back Fred Taylor spoke with the Florida Times-Union and sounded optimistic that the injury will not sideline him for the rest of the season.

“I’ll know more once I meet again with the doctor,” Taylor told the Times-Union. “I will bounce back stronger. I know it. I’ve prayed on it.”

Taylor, who has rushed for 201 yards and two touchdowns in his first four games with the Patriots, suffered the ankle injury on his final carry Sunday in New England's 27-21 victory over Baltimore. He reportedly suffered torn ligaments in the ankle, which necessitated surgery,

“I’m blessed, man,” said Taylor, who had rushed for 105 yards on 21 attempts the previous week against Atlanta. “I’ve already been through so much that this is just a minimal setback. ... I had just gotten to where I felt they trusted me. I needed to...

10/09/2009 - 12:07pm
Thomas absent from Pats practice

FOXBORO — Adalius Thomas was not at the media portion of Patriots practice on Friday morning at Gillette Stadium. It was the second straight day the linebacker missed practice. He was not present on Thursday, although the team said the absence was not injury-related. Fred Taylor also missed practice on Friday, one day after reportedly having ankle surgery. Taylor reportedly suffered the injury late in Sunday's win over Baltimore. For more, visit the football blog, It Is What It Is


10/09/2009 - 10:08am
Millar: 'Youkilis brings it every day'

Former Red Sox first baseman Kevin Millar, now offering postseason analysis on the MLB Network, checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning. Millar defended Sox slugger Kevin Youkilis, who has faced some criticism for his intensity.

 

"I think Youkilis brings it every day. He's a ballplayer. You've got to love that," Millar said. "There's a lot of haters in this world. Guys want to bring you down. Kevin Youkilis gives everything he has on every pitch. You have to respect that, especially in Boston. That's a perfect scenario. This is what you want, this is Boston Red Sox stuff."

 

While admitting "Youk's got to pick his spots" regarding his displays of anger, Millar said the infielder shouldn't do much to change his ways.

 

"This guy brings it every day, and you have to respect that. This is a ballplayer," Millar said. "I wouldn't listen to...

10/09/2009 - 9:18am
Schefter on D&C: Mangini a mess

ESPN's Adam Schefter returned to the WEEI airwaves Friday morning on the Dennis & Callahan show and talked about a number of NFL-related issues. Schefter indicated that things might soon get even worse for Eric Mangini, who is in his first year as coach of the winless Browns. Schefter said he expects Mangini will survive the season but might not return for Year 2 of his four-year contract.

 

"Their season is going to be so abysmal, and they're going to hit so many bumps in the road, and so many things are going to come out," Schefter said, implying that more Mangini mayhem might soon be divulged. "That heat and pressure is only going to intensify to the point where it may be difficult for Eric Mangini to go into next year [as Browns coach]."

 

Schefter also talked about another former Patriots assistant, Josh McDaniels, whose Broncos await the Patriots on Sunday.

 

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