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01/12/2017 - 5:16pm
B's scoring since being called out by GM

It’s been three games since Bruins general manager Don Sweeney not only talked about Claude Julien’s uncertain future but also called his team out for some straight-up woeful shooting. And it’s been three games in which the Bruins have shot the lights out — be it picking corners upstairs or finding the perfect angles for rebounds, deflections, and everything in between — against the opposition and seized five of a possible six points on a season-defining road trip.

Imagine that?

Of course, this could be the luck of shooting percentages finally turning for the Black and Gold (as everybody said they eventually would — or have to), but...

01/12/2017 - 4:52pm
Edelman: Texans 'best team we've faced'

FOXBORO — On Thursday, Julian Edelman said the Texans “will be the best team [the Patriots] played all year,” and added that the challenge of playoff football should be enough to get you blood “boiling,” regardless of the opponent.

“Any time you play a team that’s won a playoff game already, it’s most certainly going to be the best team you’ve played thus far,” Edelman said after Thursday’s practice. “It’s going to be a big battle.”

As many of his teammates have done over the course of the week, Edelmam lauded the Houston defense, which was in the top 10 in most major categories over the course of the regular season — despite the fact that it had its collective doors blown off by the Patriots in a 27-0 shellacking in Foxboro in Week Three.

“You’ve got to prepare like you’re playing a new team, which we pretty much are. When a team is going through September, it’s usually a team trying to find its identity. Around the league,...

01/12/2017 - 4:42pm
Brady among 3 removed from injury report

FOXBORO — Last year the Patriots had 17 players on the injury report going into their divisional round game against the Chiefs. This year they have three.

The team removed Tom Brady, Matthew Slater and Cyrus Jones from Thursday’s injury report after being full participants on Wednesday leaving just three players left.

LeGarrette Blount missed practice for a second straight day with an illness. Receiver Malcolm Mitchell was limited with a knee injury, while Danny Amendola (ankle) practiced fully.

Game designations will come out Friday afternoon leading into Saturday’s Patriots-Texans matchup at Gillette Stadium.

Here is the complete injury report.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

RB LeGarrette Blount (illness)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION

WR Danny Amendola (ankle)


01/12/2017 - 4:23pm
McDaniels likely bound for SF, or staying in NE

FOXBORO — Josh McDaniels interviewed with three teams last Saturday — the Jaguars, Rams and 49ers.

Now, almost a week later, only one job is still available.

After the Jaguars hired Doug Marrone earlier in the week, the Rams have hired Sean McVay as their new head coach, per multiple reports.

McVay was the Redskins offensive coordinator and at 30 years old he will be the youngest coach in NFL history.

The 49ers still don’t have a coach or general manager, but it seems like they are taking their time as they have interviewed a number of different candidates. Over the weekend, the buzz was they were targeting Louis Riddick as their general manager with McDaniels as the head coach.

With this news, it seems like it’s either McDaniels becomes the next coach of the 49ers or returns to New England.

For more Patriots news, visit weei.com/patriots.


01/12/2017 - 3:55pm
Brady not concerned about winning MVP

FOXBORO — Tom Brady had a fantastic season.

Despite missing the first four games, Brady passed for 3,554 yards with 28 touchdowns and two interceptions, which was the best touchdown to interception ratio in NFL history.

The quarterback is in the mix to win his third MVP, but he isn’t thinking about it.

“I think for us it’s about what this team can accomplish, and certainly not – those are very nice things to have, to win a certain award, but I think for me, the most important thing has always been what our team can achieve and our goals are still ahead of us,” Brady said. “That’s where my attention has been focused.”

At 39 years old and playing for 17 years in the league, Brady knows not to change the ways he does things just because it is the postseason.

“I’m pretty consistent I think with the preparation,” he said. “I try to watch as much as I can film-wise, and...

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