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11/06/2009 - 12:52pm
Pats release Simmons

The Patriots have just announced they have released veteran offensive lineman Kendall Simmons. Simmons, 30, was signed by the Patriots on Sept. 6, and was active for just one game, Sept. 18 against Tennessee. The 6-foot-3, 315-pound Simmons was selected in the second round of the 2002 draft by Pittsburgh, but was released by the Steelers in the offseason before he joined New England. For more Patriots news, check out It Is What It Is.


11/06/2009 - 10:06am
Schefter on D&C: Expect firings soon

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter appeared on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about the top stories around the league. With a number of current coaches coming under fire and a number of respected coaches (Bill Cowher, Mike Shanahan, Jon Gruden, Mike Holmgren) waiting in the wings, Schefter said to expect some movement soon.

 

"You may see some of these firings a little quicker this year than normal," Schefter said, noting that Thanksgiving normally marks the time when antsy owners start considering moves. "Maybe even this year it moves up a week or so."

 

Asked about Brett Favre, Schefter said the Vikings might have to consider putting the veteran quarterback on "some kind of pitch count." But Schefter likes the Vikes as a Super Bowl contender if Favre stays healthy. "They are, to me, the best team in the NFC. I think they're better and tougher than New Orleans...

11/06/2009 - 9:27am
Watson: 'We're not mad at Joey'

Patriots tight end Ben Watson joined Dennis & Callahan Friday morning and talked about the Patriots' game Sunday against the Dolphins. Watson addressed the Patriots' style of not responding to negative comments from opposing players such as Miami linebacker Joey Porter.

 

"There's no reason for us to say anything," Watson said. "As they say, it's a free country, anybody can say what they want to say. We're not mad at Joey for expresing his feelings. He has a right to say what he wants to say. That's just not how we do it here. We just concentrate on what we can do. We concentrate on playing better, correcting our mistakes and performing."

 

The Patriots expect another tough game Sunday against a team that has created some problems for them in recent years.

 

"We know we're facing a very tough defense, a very experienced defense," Watson said. "We've had problems with...

11/06/2009 - 8:58am
Morning Mashup: Animal friendly

The Patriots are back in action this weekend, which will help take your mind off the offensively challenged Bruins. Check out Friday's Morning Mashup for links to the day's top stories, plus videos (animals delaying sporting events), trivia (an historic free agent signing by the Red Sox) and more.


11/06/2009 - 4:35am
Grousbeck: C's are financially sound

Celtics co-owner Wyc Grousbeck told WEEI.com that recent suggestions that the NBA team is struggling financially were off base. A recent report said that Grousbeck wanted to suspend Glen "Big Baby" Davis in part to recoup money for a franchise that is starved for cash. But Grousbeck said that such an assessment was completely off base.

 

"We are on course to set a new record for revenues thanks to our fantastic fan support and support from our sponsors and broadcast partners," Grousbeck told WEEI.com.

 

For more, visit the Green Street blog.


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