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03/05/2010 - 1:02pm
Bodden will decide on visits today

The agent for cornerback Leigh Bodden said this morning that his client will make a decision on where he plans to visit this afternoon. Alvin Keels, who represents Bodden, made the statement via Twitter, saying Bodden "will decide this afternoon on his order of visits. Lots of early interest." Bodden, who signed a one-year contract with the Patriots before the start of the 2009 season, is believed to have already drawn interest from several teams, including Pittsburgh, Houston, Seattle and the Patriots.

This past season, he was New England's most consistent corner. He started 14 of the 15 games he played for the Patriots, and finished with a team-high five interceptions (including three in one game against the Jets), along with 55 tackles, 18 pass deflections and one forced fumble.

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03/05/2010 - 12:08pm
Report: Pats make play for Peppers

Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network is reporting that the Patriots have an offer on the table for free agent defensive end Julius Peppers. It is believed that the Bears have the inside track on landing Peppers — just hours into free agency the former Panthers pass-rusher already had a meeting scheduled with Chicago — but both the Patriots and Eagles reportedly are making a pitch for Peppers.

Considered an elite pass-rusher, the 6-foot-7, 283-pounder has compiled 81 career sacks, including 10.5 sacks or more in five of the last six seasons with the Panthers. New England has been listed as a possible destination for Peppers several times over the last year. Before he was tagged by Carolina prior to last season’s free agency period, it was believed the Patriots were ready to make him an offer. In addition, Peppers has been linked to New England on many occasions since the end of the 2009 season.

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03/05/2010 - 11:41am
Matsuzaka throws first bullpen

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Daisuke Matsuzaka, in his first bullpen session of the spring, threw 58 pitches of varying intensity. He had bullpen catcher Mani Martinez stand for the first 25 tosses, switch to an intermediate squat for the next 21, and then squat for Matsuzaka's final 12 pitches. Manager Terry Francona said before the session that Matsuzaka will follow a progression that includes more bullpens and then live batting practice sessions before he pitches in games. Though the Sox have made it clear they won't rush a pitcher back to the mound from an injury (in Matsuzaka's case, a mild mid upper-back strain), there is little urgency for Matsuzaka's progression, since the Sox might not need a fifth starter until mid-April. Matsuzaka will throw first full bullpen session on Sunday. No timetable yet for him to enter a game. Pitching coach John Farrell said that it was "too early to say" when Matsuzaka would be ready for the start of the season, but said...

03/05/2010 - 11:34am
Francona: Lowell may play next week

Red Sox manager Terry Francona reports that Mike Lowell was politicking to get into next Wednesday’s game in Fort Myers. “Obviously, he’s feeling good,” said Francona. “I still think that’s a little quick.” Francona said that if all goes well, Lowell could more likely see his first game activity on March 13, after a pair of road games on the east coast of the state. Ideally, Francona would like to use Lowell as a DH, but he said that could present a logistical challenge, given the need to have David Ortiz get at-bats. Visit the Full Count blog for more.


03/05/2010 - 9:39am
Mashup: Buzzer-beaters

We've got video of a couple of basketball buzzer-beaters to lead off the Friday edition of the Morning Mashup (including one that sent Providence to defeat). Plus, find links to the day's top stories, trivia and more.


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