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WEEI's coverage of the latest news and rumors about the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and Boston Bruins.

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Rob Bradford
September 25, 2019 - 10:30 pm
The foundation for how Mookie Betts is approaching his future started long before anyone could predict superstardom or contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars. It began on a youth football field in Tennessee. "I had started playing football and it was the first day I ever put on pads and I...
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Jerod Mayo
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Ryan Hannable
September 25, 2019 - 6:58 am
While many viewed the Patriots defense as having the potential to be great over the summer, there was one major question mark: the coaching. Following the mass exodus last offseason, the defensive coaching staff had only one member with any previous real experience on a NFL staff in charge of a...
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Andy Hart
September 22, 2019 - 6:42 pm
FOXBOROUGH -- Fantasy football owners everywhere, apparently including OJ Simpson, had to scramble to deal with the loss of Antonio Brown after the ultra-talented former All-Pro receiver was released by the Patriots last Friday evening. Real-world quarterback Tom Brady had to deal with far more...
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Rob Bradford
September 22, 2019 - 6:41 am
Mitch Moreland summed up the stark reality of what most likely awaits. “The way free agency has become it’s not fun anymore,” the Red Sox first baseman said. It’s hard to argue. It’s the reason you’re seeing the trend of elite players signing contract extensions come back into vogue, with others...
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Antonio Brown, Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
September 20, 2019 - 5:49 pm
FOXBOROUGH — It’s been a strange first three weeks of the season for the Patriots . While they’re 2-0 and have outscored their opponents 76-3 in the two games, there was a dark cloud hanging over their heads. Antonio Brown. From the beginning, it just didn’t seem like the team was all-in on the...
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Andy Hart
September 20, 2019 - 4:55 pm
“I'm done with the rest of it,” Bill Belichick said in regards to questions about then-New England wide receiver Antonio Brown during his Friday morning press conference at Gillette Stadium. The coach was being as honest as maybe he’s ever been with the media corps. Only at the time, they didn’t...
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Jim Hackett
September 19, 2019 - 8:16 am
The thing about a true Hall of Fame player in any sport in my view is that you know one when you see one. A true Hall of Famer needs no defense. There is no debate. Tom Brady is a Hall of Famer. Peyton Manning is a Hall of Famer. Joe Montana, Dan Marino, John Elway and Brett Favre, they are all...
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Tom Brady, Josh Gordon
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Ryan Hannable
September 19, 2019 - 7:49 am
Whether you were on board with the signing of Antonio Brown or not, the reality is the wide receiver is on the Patriots and appears to be staying on the roster for the time being. Instead of analyzing the signing and whether it should have happened or not, it’s time to accept the fact that Brown...
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Rob Bradford
September 18, 2019 - 9:40 am
I couldn't help but wonder if a good chunk of Red Sox fans were curious as to what all the hub-bub was about. It was easy for a certain generation to get giddy at the idea that for the first time in nearly 33 years a Yastrzemski was playing left field at Fenway Park. That's a lay-up. It was when...
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Andy Hart
September 17, 2019 - 7:34 am
Life is about weighing pros and cons to make decisions. Whether it’s thinking about taking a new job, buying a car or eating that leftover clam chowder that’s been in the fridge maybe just a little too long, we all weigh the pros and cons of an almost endless variety of decisions on a daily basis...
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