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Report: Pats “May” Host Pro Bowl DL Pat Williams on Visit

Just when you thought the interior of the Patriots’ front seven could not get any beefier, the Pats are rumored to be talking with former Bills and Vikings defensive tackle Pat Williams — all 6’3″, 317 lbs. of him — and could be soon bringing him in for a visit. The news was broken this […]

Patriots 2011 Wide Receivers Preview: Ochocinco, Welker, Etc.

After trading away Randy Moss in October last season, the Patriots committed to reshaping the look of their receiving corps. Soon thereafter they brought back Super Bowl XXXIX MVP Deion Branch, and this offseason sent shock waves throughout the league by trading for one of the game’s most notably outlandish personalities in Chad Ochocinco. See: […]

Pats Go Local for Defensive Depth, Sign Brown and Ihedigbo

In need of depth at linebacker and safety, the Patriots added a pair of players this week both with Massachusetts roots: Sixth year veteran linebacker and Boston College alumnus Ricky Brown and safety James Ihedigbo, an Amherst, Mass. native who stuck around to play his college ball at UMass. Since the start of training camp, […]

Patriots 2011 Special Teams Preview: Tate, Edelman, Gostkowski, Etc.

In 2010, the Patriots’ special teams units turned in some of the best performances they’ve seen in years. Under second year special teams coach Scott O’Brien, the Pats finished in the top five in the league in 10 of 22 special teams statistical categories, including in scoring, blocked kicks, and, perhaps most importantly, fewest penalties. […]

Patriots Sign DE Mark Anderson to Bolster Pass Rush

After working out a number of free agent defensive ends and outside linebackers this week (Matt Roth, Raheem Brock — who re-signed with Seattle, Shaun Ellis, and Quentin Moses), the Patriots agreed to terms with former Bears and Texans defensive end Mark Anderson Friday morning. Specific terms of the deal were not announced, and Anderson […]

Osi Umenyiora Available, Would Deal to Patriots be Possible?

It was announced Monday that the Giants have given their two-time Pro Bowl defensive end permission to seek a trade out of New York, according to ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio. Umenyiora has two years remaining on his contract, but is unhappy that the Giants have not extended him to a deal akin to those of the […]

Red Sox Trade for Rich Harden “Called Off”

UPDATE (3:00 a.m., Sunday): The deal for the oft-injured Rich Harden is reportedly off. According to the Boston Globe, Red Sox officials reviewed Harden’s medical records and came to the conclusion he would not be able to get through the rest of the major league season. “I’m here and staying here,” Harden told reporters in […]

Lawrence Frank to Pistons, Larry Brown as Replacement for Celtics?

Last offseason, Tom Thibodeau vacated his role as an assistant on the Celtics bench to take the head coaching job in Chicago, where he led the Bulls to 62 wins and was named the NBA Coach of the Year. In a similar move, Lawrence Frank is leaving the Celtics’ coaching staff for Detroit, where he […]

Patriots Sign 9 Undrafted Free Agents on 1st Day After Lockout

The biggest news around Boston Tuesday concerning undrafted free agents was Boston College alumnus Mark Herzlich’s signing with the New York Giants. While Patriots and Eagles fans alike may have hoped to see Herzlich moving his locker from Chestnut Hill to Foxboro, Bill Belichick and company were still active in the undrafted free agent market, […]

Former BC LB and Cancer Survivor Mark Herzlich Signs with Giants

As many expected, it did not take long for Mark Herzlich to find a home in the NFL once the lockout finally ended. On the first day in which teams could sign undrafted free agents, the BC alumnus agreed to a contract with the New York Giants. Herzlich announced his signing via twitter, saying: “Decision […]

“The Big Analytical?” Shaq to Join TNT

In a move that’s sure to generate some memorable soundbites, recently retired Boston Celtic Shaquille O’Neal has signed on to join Inside the NBA on TNT for the 2011-12 season, if and when it commences. Shaq will join an already quotable panel of Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, and Ernie Johnson, where he hopes to “try to […]

Big Man Options for Celtics in Free Agency

After Danny Ainge pulled the trigger on the deadline day trade that sent Kendrick Perkins and Nate Robinson to the Thunder in exchange for Jeff Green and Nenad Krstic, the Celtics suddenly became dangerously thin at the big man position. Now, entering an offseason full of uncertainty, that void has only expanded. As of now, […]