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09/10/2010 - 4:23pm
Patriots Friday practice participation report

FOXBORO -- Wide receiver Julian Edelman and running back Laurence Maroney are among those Patriots listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Gillette Stadium in the 2010 season opener.

 

Patriots' Thursday injury report

Did Not Participate in Practice

OT Nick Kaczur (back) OUT

CB Terrence Wheatley (foot) OUT

 

Limited Participation in Practice

WR Julian Edelman (foot) Questionable

RB Laurence Maroney  (thigh) Questionable

 

Full Participation in Practice

CB Kyle Arrington (groin) Questionable

DT Ron Brace (ankle) Probable

QB Tom Brady (right shoulder) Probable

LB Jermaine Cunningham (ankle) Probable

DE Brandon Deaderick (toe) Probable

TE Aaron Hernandez (knee) Probable

DE Myron Pryor (knee) Probable

WR Matt...

09/10/2010 - 3:53pm
Light on NFLPA message: 'It's who we are'
By: DJ Bean

Patriots tackle Matt Light joined The Big Show on Friday to discuss the team's season-opener with the Bengals and the upcoming season. Asked about the sign of solidarity shown by Saints and Vikings prior to Thursday night's game in which they all held up one finger in support of the NFLPA, Light supported the sign, something the union had discussed prior, with a potential work stoppage looming following the season.

 

"I'm not going to say whether we are or aren't going to do it on Sunday, but I thought it was a gesture that really was harmeless and kind of put the message out there to hopefully the fans and everyone else that we're all staying together and we're all behind this thing and we hope that it all works out. At the end of the day this is what we do," Light said of playing football for a job. "It's our livelihood, it's who we are, and we don't want to see that change."

 

Light also expressed...

09/10/2010 - 3:28pm
Wheeler arrives in Wilmington
By: DJ Bean

According to multiple reports, Bruins winger Blake Wheeler made an appearance at Ristuccia Arena on Friday morning. The Boston Globe's Fluto Shinzawa notes that he arrived in town Thursday before stopping by the team's optional captain's practice on Friday. 

 

Wheeler became the second player under Peter Chiarelli's rule to make it to an arbitration hearing when he was awarded a $2.2 million salary for the upcoming season in August. Through two seasons with the Bruins, the 25-year-old Wheeler has 39 goals and 44 assists for 83 points. 

 

For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins.


09/10/2010 - 2:52pm
Report: Sox hire Hal Morris as scout
By: DJ Bean

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Red Sox have hired former Reds first baseman Hal Morris as a scout. Morris had been working with the Pirates.

 

A former eighth round pick of the Yankees, he played in New York from 1988-89 before spending seven years in Cincinnati. His career, in which he hit 76 homers, also saw stops in Kansas City and Detroit.

 

For more on the Red Sox, visit their team page at weei.com/redsox.


09/10/2010 - 1:46pm
Taylor on D&H: Moss is 'misunderstood'

Running back Fred Taylor checked in with the Dale & Holley show Friday afternoon from the Patriots locker room. Taylor recounted what happened Thursday morning when news filtered in about Tom Brady's car accident. "Tom came in and he was still upbeat," Taylor said. "Guys were concerned, asking him, 'Hey, are you OK,' even, 'What did it feel like?' Just the shock of it all. To see him walking around, a smile on his face, the energy was still there, he was still positive — we went out there and had a productive day."

 

The mass of writers and television crews didn't take long to overtake the Patriots locker room. "The media was in here so quick," Taylor said. "They swarmed down very quick. To see that amount of people, it definitely looked like a playoff crowd of media. But hey, this is the market that we're in. And that's what you get. You want to go out there and you want to do well. ... The...

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