Frank Bauer, the agent for Patriots guard Logan Mankins, told The Boston Globe Thursday that he is unhappy with the current state of affairs between his client and the team. The Pats recently franchised Mankins, who has been a three-time Pro Bowl selection and two-time All-Pro.
"One of the best players on your football team, that the coaching staff respects — it’s a travesty what they’ve done with this player,” Bauer said. "[A new deal] should have been done a long time ago. It could have been done a long time ago. But it got stopped. And right now we’re not talking. And they tagged him.”
The Pats chose Mankins with the 32nd overall pick of the 2005 draft. He sat out the first eight games of last season before signing his tender as a restricted free...
In order to fill one of the two roster spots voided by the three trade deadline deals made on Thursday, the Celtics signed Chris Johnson of the NBA Development League's Dakota Wizards to a 10-day contract and expect him to play against the Nuggets, according to FanHouse.
The Celtics reportedly dealt Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Thunder for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic, sent Semih Erden and Luke Harangody to the Cavaliers for a 2013 second-round pick and capped a wild afternoon by shipping Marquis Daniels and cash to the Kings for a protected second-round pick in the 2017 draft.
Those deals left the Celtics with just eight available players entering Thursday night's game against the Nuggets — hence the Johnson signing. The 6-foot-11, 210-pound center has averaged 16.9 points, 9.6 rebounds, 2.9 blocks and 1.3 assists in 32.7 minutes per game this season for the D-League team based in North...
The agent for Marquis Daniels said that his client would not not exercise his right to veto the trade that sent him to Sacramento and added that he doesn't expect the Kings to buy him out of his contract. "What we've got to do is get him healthy," Mark Bartelstein said. The move opened a roster spot for the Celtics to try to acquire another player. As a player with "Early Bird" contract rights, Daniels could have vetoed the deal, but with his health the primary concern, he elected not to go that route.
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INDIANAPOLIS — Jets coach Rex Ryan gave the latest of his colorful press conferences Thursday, opening his session with the media at the NFL scouting combine by spending the first five minutes talking about the television show "CSI" and guaranteeing the Jets will win the Super Bowl next season.
Ryan's Jets knocked off the Patriots in the divisional round of the playoffs this past season after the Pats finished the regular season with a league-best 14-2 record. Despite the Jets going to the AFC championship in consecutive seasons, Ryan said they have not surpassed the Patriots as the team to beat in the AFC East.
"I would say without question that we're behind them still," Ryan said.
For more from the NFL combine, visit the It Is What It Is blog.
The Celtics aren't done dealing. A report from Adrian Wojnarowski has them dealing Semih Erden and Luke Harangody for a second-round pick. The real value is in the roster spots that open with Erden and Harangody off the books. The Celtics were at the maximum number of players allowed on an NBA roster with 15 and this clears the way for them to puruse veteran free agents such as Troy Murphy and Rip Hamilton, once they are bought out by their teams.
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Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox left fielder Andrew Benintendi after the Red Sox beat the Tigers 10-2 as Rick Porcello earns his 17th win
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Gerry, Mut, and Kirk discuss the Benintendi catch from Monday and what's looking like an incredible outfield for years to come; also the guys discuss the probation sentence given to an East Longmeadow youth charged with sexual assault.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Mickey Rourke in a small, yet growing, group of public figures to rip Lenny Dykstra for his nefarious deeds.
Kirk & Callahan with Mut react to the latest Roger Goodell NFL wheel of justice ruling
The 2016 edition of the annual survey into what sports fans think about their teams (and more importantly, about the media) is out, and Glenn, Lou and Christian dive into some of the opinions of the local fans.
Tom Brady returned to practice after his unexplained days off to shed some light into his mysterious scissors injury that prevented him from playing last Thursday's preseason game.
Andrew Benintendi made possibly the catch of the year for the Sox, and the guys talk about the hype surrounding that play. Also, they get into Pats talk, and focus in on what a loss of Tom Brady for 4 games means to an already shaky offensive line.
Well it's an answer. We sit down with head coach Bill Belichick on a Patriots Monday and our first question is about where Tom Brady is, why he's out and when he will be back.
Roger calls in from Texas to talk about the Sox a little and to promote an amazing auction item that you can bid on by calling 877-738-1234. All to benefit the Jimmy Fund.
We check in with special teams ace Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Mut to answer questions from the fans. Kirk and Mut get into the issues with Dino, the other hosts at the station, Kirk's issues with drugs in the past, and the love fest between Kirk and Mut.
Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill talk about the process and steps football players have to take when rehabbing injuries during the off season. Focusing on Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, and Sebastian Vollmer
Week two of the Preseason is underway so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of the “Fantasy Football Hour” to offer some mid-August updates and opinion. In today’s show Jim and Pete offer analysis from the Thursday Night Patriots game and discuss LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots Running Attack in depth. Jim and Pete key on some recent news surrounding lots of players including Seattle’s and Chicago’s backfield, then get into the incredibly deep Wide Receiver position. Make sure to tune in for more on Sunday morning at 8:00am for “The Fantasy Football Hour.” Enjoy!
Uncle Bucks previews Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor at UFC 202 and of course SummerSlam 2016. Uncle Buck also presents his list of top ten SummerSlam matches.
Patriots QB Jimmy G makes his weekly appearance with D&C on 'Patriots Monday' live from Gillette Stadium with Kirk Minihane and Mike Mutnansky on site.More from this show
Tom Brady returned to practice after his unexplained days off to shed some light into his mysterious scissors injury that prevented him from playing last Thursday's preseason game.More from this show
CSN Pats reporter Tom E. Curran makes it over to the WEEI Gillette Stadium studios to discuss injuries to Dion Lewis, Sebastian Vollmer and Shaq Mason.More from this show