FOXBORO — Brandon Bolden was the only player standing between the Patriots and three straight days of perfect attendance at practice in advance of their Sunday showdown with the Steelers in Pittsburgh.
The running back and special teams core member was not spotted at shorts and shells practice on the upper grass fields Friday, after being limited on Wednesday and Thursday.
Bolden injured his knee against the Bills on Oct. 2 and has missed the last two games.
Practice squad linebacker Trevor Reilly, who replaced wide receiver Shaq Evans, was at practice for a second straight day. Reilly had played 29 games over the last two seasons with the Jets.
Dion Lewis, Tre’ Jackson and Sebastian Vollmer (all still on PUP) were again absent from the session. They did not practice at all this week. The PUP players could begin practicing again next week and then have 21 days to be activated to the active roster. They have until Week 11 to start...
FOXBORO — There are days when it appears the last place Bill Belichick wants to be is at podium, in front of a microphone, fielding questions.
Friday was not one of those days.
In a wide-ranging Q and A session with the group of reporters Belichick refers to as “hard core,” the Patriots coach spent 29 minutes and 45 seconds talking on a remarkable wide range of subjects, showing enthusiasm and a sense of humor just two days from leading his team into hostile Heinz Field to take on the 4-2 Steelers.
Belichick was already 16 minutes into his presser, about a minute beyond the scheduled time, when a member of the Patriots media relations staff attempted to end it.
But the Patriots coach, after delivering a five-minute answer on Chuck Noll and the 1970s Steelers, wasn’t ready to leave quite yet.
“I’ll take a couple more if you want. I had a couple of long answers in there. That’s usually...
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Sports Illustrated and MMQB’s Peter King joined Dale & Holley with Thornton on Thursday to talk about the Robert Klemko situation, among other NFL matters. To hear the interview, go to the Dale & Holley audio on demand page.
Klemko, a MMQB reporter, was at the Bills-49ers game in Buffalo last Sunday and tweeted out a video of a woman tackling a dummy with an afro and a No. 7 jersey to apparently represent Colin Kaepernick. The tweet read: Bills fans scream “tackle the Muslim”, then a young lady obliges.
The video doesn’t capture anyone yelling that, but Klemko claims it happened before he started recording.
The person in the video came forward to refute Klemko’s claims that she tackled the dummy as a result of the yelling. The woman, Alexis Dent, wrote...
The lines may have shaken up, but the source of offense didn’t. With the return of Patrice Bergeron, forwards found themselves in new roles, but in a 2-1 rout of the Devils, the Bruins proved their top six forwards can be relied upon no matter which line they’re skating on.
Bergeron provided the dagger with just 1:15 left to claim the win for the Bruins, one-timing a shot off a pass from Brad Marchand to put the Bruins up by the decisive margin.
Faced with a one-goal deficit and less than 10 minutes to play, Marchand danced his way from center ice into the offensive zone at 9:47 and wristed the puck through the five-hole of Devils captain Andy Greene and over the right shoulder of Cory Schneider.
With the return of Bergeron, David Backes slid from centering the first line to the right wing of the second, and was still a seamless fit — as was Bergeron in Backes’ vacated role.
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
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.
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
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.
Callers weighed in on the Josh Brown disaster and Heath Evans still needs more info on Josh Brown.
Chris Russo called in to defend himself on comments he made regarding John Mara's handling of the Josh Brown domestic violence case.
Nate Burelson said he still needs more information on Josh Brown and headlines with Kirk.
Josh Brown, who is the center of a domestic violence scandal, put out a statement saying some contradictory things that we already know about the Giants kicker. Glenn, Lou and Christian call out Brown and talk about his phony statement.
Yet another member of the Red Sox baseball operations staff is leaving and joining Mike Hazen in Arizona. When the should the Red Sox be concerned? Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about a surprise twist with the vacant Red Sox GM job.
The Pats look like their the best team in the AFC (again), but after Denver's win on Monday Night Football, can they contend? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the biggest threat will be.
We check in with super bowl champion and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer for his take on Pats-Steelers, Pats-Bills, Tom Brady, and the rest of the NFL.
Took them awhile to get there, but the G-Men did the right thing today and we discuss it.
We talk a bit about the World Series and Tito vs Theo.
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Red Sox legend Mo Vaughn to talk to Mo about his playing days here in Boston, why the Sox couldn't have won a World Series in the 90's, and what life has been like since his playing day's have ended.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis rundown the highs and lows of Tuesday's K&C Show with Jon Meterparel on the Dino Casting Couch
Monday's show was a scattered affair w/ Mut joining Kirk & Gerry; producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Tom Brady interview among other show tidbits.
Thomas returns from hiatus to join Conor in discussing the latest BC football disappointment. They review BC-Cuse and preview the rest of the season.
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