FOXBORO -- Quarterback Tom Brady, offensive lineman Matt Light, linebacker Dane Fletcher, cornerback Ras-I Dowling and defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth were all not present for the start of Patriots' practice on Tuesday, which took place inside Gillette Stadium.
Three of the players who started the season on the physically unable to perform list -- running back Kevin Faulk and defensive linemen Brandon Deaderick and Ron Brace -- were all on the field at the start of practice. Because they have started practicing, the Patriots now have up to three weeks to decide to put them on the active roster or injured reserve. Until then, they don't count against the 53-man roster.
As for Brady, it's not believed the quarterback is suffering from any sort of long-term physical ailment -- the Michigan product was in the locker room before the start of practice, joking with reporters about the fact that he lost a bet on the Michigan-Michigan State...
Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the team's morning skate that defenseman Adam McQuaid will be a game-time decision against the Hurricanes Tuesday night. McQuaid left last Wednesday's contest against the Hurricanes with a neck injury after crashing into the boards and sat out Saturday's game against the Blackhawks. He returned to practice Monday and participated in Tuesday's morning skate.
In three games this season (he missed opening night due to an illness), McQuaid has two points. Should McQuaid be unable to Tuesday, Matt Bartkowski will play his third game of the season.
In other injury news, David Krejci and Steven Kampfer were also on the ice in Tuesday's morning skate. Krejci injured his core in last Tuesday's practice, and though Julien said that the first-line center is "inching closer to returning," Krejci will not play Tuesday. Kampfer, who is recovering from a left knee sprain suffered on Sept. 29, is still awaiting...
Jim Harbaugh and Jim Schwartz were not fined for their handshake confrontation at the end of Sunday's Lions-49ers game, although the NFL said that the coaches have acknowledged "their postgame conduct was wrong and won't happen again." Meanwhile, 49ers offensive tackle Anthony Davis and Lions defensive end Cliff Avril, who had their own confrontation on the field during Sunday's game, continued their battle on Twitter. Davis started things off by taunting the Lions after San Francisco's win, and he kept it going after Avril checked in, although Davis later deleted two of his more obnoxious posts.
Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
Speaking to WEEI.com Monday, Jon Lester denied a report from CSN New England stating the pitcher's assertions that the beer-drinking, fried-chicken-eating and video game-playing during games were understated.
"Who did it come from? An anonymous source? Exactly," he said. "I hate anonymous sources because if you can't call me or come to me face-to-face as a man and tell me I'm doing something wrong, you mean nothing to me. I don't have time for that. I don't know where these people are coming from. I don't know what their problem is with is. But that's not the case."
Lester repeated to WEEI.com that he did not feel the reports prior to Monday portrayed both the Red...
According to an industry source with knowledge of the negotiations between the Red Sox and Cubs, an announcement regarding the status of GM Theo Epstein is "not likely" on Tuesday, meaning that the matter will likely remain unresolved until after the World Series.
Epstein reached an agreement with Cubs owner Tom Ricketts on a contract to head baseball operations in Chicago last week. Since then, the Sox and Cubs have yet to find common ground in negotiating the compensation that Boston would receive in order to let Epstein go with one year left on his contract. While sources suggested that the two sides were progressing in negotiations over the weekend, the teams seemingly have yet to find common ground about the players who would head to Boston in exchange for the architect of two World Series winners and six playoff clubs.
If the Sox and Cubs cannot settle the matter on Tuesday, then the MLB Commissioner's Office would likely not...
We had an impromptu visit from Peter King from SI / MMQB to our Fenway Studios and decided to talk some NFL and Patriots with him.
Pete talks with The Senator, Phil Perry about the Patriots trading for Dwayne Allen, ruling out a return to New England for Martellus Bennett. They also talk about the potential future of Patriots backup QB Jimmy Garoppolo and some of the big names in NFL free agency
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Dale, Holley and Rich Keefe discuss NBA lottery pick Lonzo Ball with his very outspoken father Lavar Ball. The guys touch on the Celtics, his feud with his sons' high school coach, Lonzo being better than Steph Curry and much more.
Kirk, Gerry, and Alex Reimer discuss whether or not Isaiah Thomas will win a title in Boston.
Gerry, Kirk, and Trenni react to the Celtics loss against the Suns.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe catch-up with former Sox GM Theo Epstein who is in town with the World Champion Cubs to take on the Sox this weekend.
We sit down with the manager of the Sox, John Farrell, for our weekly interview.
Rob Bradford is joined by Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Craig Breslow, who is one of the foremost authorities among professional athletes when it comes to understanding how charities work. Not only does Breslow head up his own charity, the Strike 3 Foundation, but also proactively has taken the Boston Globe to task via a letter to the editor after a 2013 article criticizing the allocation of funds for high-profile athlete's charities. Breslow digs into the recent controversy surrounding Tom Brady's affiliation with Best Buddies, explaining why the recent Globe article was misguided.
Gerry and Kirk read some inspiring quotes from Tony Robbins and Curtis is all set to see the man himself in June.
Tony Robbins fans were sent to the hospital after getting injured walking over coals and Pat is a massive fan of Tony Robbins.
Gerry, Kirk and Arcand react to Brady getting into a business relationship with Tony Robbins.
Night 1 of the draft has passed and Jimmy Garoppolo is still here. The general consensus on the Bears was that they screwed up their draft. And Larry Bird is out in Indiana. Is there hope for Ordway's Paul George dream?
The offensive issues for this Red Sox team are becoming more and more obvious. We also react to our interview with Pedro Martinez.
Chris Sale basically took on Tanaka and the Yankees by himself last night. And the Sox hot corner of days past seem to be gone as far as third base goes.
Final two hours of Dale and Holley with Keefe for a Friday.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss a variety of topics for the first two hours of Freestyle Friday.
We close out the week with another edition of the madness and LAROY!!!!!!!!!!! takes you into the weekend.
Kirk Minihane, Springsteen super fan, is joined by Garry W. Tallent, founding member of the E Street Band. Kirk and Garry talk about what it's like on tour with Bruce, how the band goes about selecting songs for the tour, Garry's projects away from the band, and Garry's upcoming solo tour that will bring him to the New England area.
Kirk Minihane, future radio hall of famer, sits down with current radio hall of famer Howie Carr. Kirk and Howie talk about Howie's latest book Kennedy Babylon. If you like famous people engaging in sex scandals, hard drug taking, and murder this is the podcast for you. Its a fascinating look at Boston's most famous family and the problems that took the family down.
Kirk Minihane, host and overlord of the morning show, brings Gerry Callahan and producers Chris and Ken into the studio to hear his show proposal. Kirk is thinking about making some changes to the morning show and wants to hear his crew's opinion.
Ben and Alex talk to Charlie Stillitano, the man responsible for the International Champions Cup. He has created tournaments for the biggest teams in the world to be played in the US every summer. This year he will bring Juventus and Roma to play in Foxboro on July 30th.
Ken and Chris have the Good Weekend recap of a Friday Christian Arcand edition of K&C.
It’s Day 1 of the NFL Draft tonight so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson offer a little pre-draft fodder for you featuring the Top Tight Ends and Top Wide Receivers. It’s Day 1 of the draft so there’s a lot of focus on the Top Tier talent who you could see drafted tonight including analysis on OJ Howard, Evan Engram & David Njoku; all Tight Ends that could be drafted in tonight’s 1st Round – a rarity. The analysis deepens with more focus on the Top 10 Tight Ends including Jake Butt, Bucky Hodges and Jordan Leggett. Then the boys turn to the Top Wide Receivers, including John Ross, Corey Davis, Mike Williams and JuJu Smith-Shuster. We’ll see where these guys land tonight, but you can learn more and have a few laughs right now.
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