FOXBORO — Jerod Mayo was back at practice on Friday for the first time after suffering a right knee injury in the season-opener on Sept. 14. "It was great," Belichick said. "That gives a good lift for everybody to see him back out there. It was good to have him in uniform. Jerod always works hard. He doesn’t spend half the day playing dominoes and that stuff. He works hard. He does. He’s here with a purpose. He gets a lot done. He comes in early [and] he stays late." Mayo is officially listed as doubtful for this Sunday with a knee injury. For more, visit the football blog, It Is What It Is.
FOXBORO — Patriots coach Bill Belichick said on Friday that a few players nursing injuries might return to action on Sunday against Baltimore. "I think we have a few guys that will be closer to game-time decisions," Belichick said. "Guys that maybe didn't practice one of the days earlier in the week, or maybe both of them, then they go out there today and that's good and see where they're at tomorrow and then make a call on that on Sunday." Jerod Mayo (right knee) and Vince Wilfork (left ankle) returned to practice on Friday while Wes Welker (knee), Randy Moss (back) and Laurence Maroney (thigh) were on the field as well. For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
BOSTON, MA – The Boston Red Sox today announced that the final series of the 2009 regular season will be celebrated as the Red Sox “Fan Appreciation Series” as a way to thank the team’s fans for their continuous support. The Red Sox “Fan Appreciation Series” will take place October 1-4, 2009, during the series against the Cleveland Indians, before the Red Sox head to their sixth postseason appearance in the past seven seasons. CLICK HERE for more information on the festivities and discounts available at Fenway Park this weekend.
Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that outfielder J.D. Drew's sore shoulder had improved, and that he is likely to play at some point this weekend. Francona suggested that Drew is a player who can keep his timing at the plate even after a couple of days off. Other notes:
Ravens Injury Report
LB Tavaras Gooden (shoulder/head)
WR Derrick Mason (illness)
QB Troy Smith (illness)
DT Justin Bannan (knee)
LB Antwan Barnes (shoulder)
TE Todd Heap (back)
LB Jarret Johnson (shoulder)
LB Ray Lewis (head)
DE Trevor Pryce (illness)
WR Kelley Washington (groin)
Peter King of Sports Illustrated joins the show to talk about the Patriots clinching homefield advantage and who the AFC is contenders.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the Patriots' approach for Sunday's game against Buffalo, a game rendered essentially meaningless now that the Patriots have clinched the No. 1 seed.
Bruschi joins the conversation on the Patriots win over the Jets and other games over the weekend.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Just like on a Sunday morning in the summer, Butch Stearns and Steve Buckley hit the airwaves to talk about the Bruins win last night, and Patriots possibly resting starters against Buffalo this Sunday.
Nancy Frates called in to discuss her son Pete and her granddaughter Lucy.
Tom joined the show to discuss the close win over the Jets and Rex Ryan's comments.
A Christmas eve edition of "The Price is Right," Chris Price of WEEI.com makes some predictions for the Patriots Sunday afternoon tilt against the visiting Buffalo Bills.
Andy Brickley joined the show to talk about the Bruins, who are in the midst of a 3-game winning streak. The team clearly has deficiencies and may need to make a few moves before the deadline.
Bradford asks everyone who will listen, "Who's the most famous person to use your bathroom?"
Bruins Play-by-Play announcer breaks down the Bruins season so far.
For each of the 4 major sports teams, we give our naughty and nice lists.
Jerry and DJ are out to prove that this Christmas classic is one of the creepiest songs of all-time
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
DJ and Scott reveal the greatest Christmas song of all time: Fleetwood Mac's "Silver Springs." They also discuss the Christmas outrage of Fleetwood Mac's "Silver Springs" being left off Rumours.
Scott McLaughlin of WEEI and Chris Peters of CBS’ Eye on Hockey preview this year’s World Junior Championship and break down Team USA’s strengths and weaknesses. The U.S. opens the tournament against Finland on Friday.
Sam and Ben react to the Rondo trade and talk about the top 5 players in the NBA. The Celtics get their 2014 superlatives.
With Denver's loss to Cincy last night, the Patriots are guaranteed the number 1 seed. Peyton Manning threw 4 picks and looks awful. With the Buffalo game now inconsequential, does that mean Bill will rest guys like Brady, Gronk and Revis?More from this show
Gerry and Kirk welcome Meter to the podcast. They discuss what Meter is up to now and what TV shows they're currently watching.More from this show