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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.

Jamie Collins
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Ryan Hannable
September 15, 2019 - 10:23 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — It is hard to imagine a more anticipated debut for a player in a Patriots uniform than Antonio Brown on Sunday against the Dolphins. Less than a week after the team officially signed the star wide receiver, he was on the field in Miami. It also was five days after he was...
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Rob Bradford
September 15, 2019 - 8:52 am
The job has changed. Just ask J.P. Ricciardi. The 59-year-old has had a unique view of the evolution this position the Red Sox are currently looking to fill, that of the head of baseball operations. Ricciardi was in the middle of the "Moneyball" Oakland A's with Billy Beane before going to become...
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Jim Hackett
September 12, 2019 - 7:41 am
Well then, it’s been an interesting week. One hell of timeline. Last Wednesday evening I drafted the fifth of my six fantasy football teams. That’s the team that Antonio Brown (then a Raider) landed on. In the third round with the 23rd pick I scooped up arguably the best receiver in football. This...
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Antonio Brown
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Ryan Hannable
September 12, 2019 - 5:00 am
FOXBOROUGH — Antonio Brown has only been a Patriot officially for three days, and before even stepping on the field for his first practice, he caused a distraction. On Tuesday, just over 24 hours after officially becoming a member of the Patriots organization, a civil lawsuit in Florida surfaced of...
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Kenyan Drake
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Andy Hart
September 10, 2019 - 9:47 am
The Patriots are going to the Super Bowl. The Dolphins are going to go winless. Those are the immediate (over?)reactions to the opening weekend of NFL action that included the New England dominatingly dismissing the Steelers 33-3 in Foxborough while Miami melted in the sun of southern Florida in a...
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Dont'a Hightower
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Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2019 - 4:05 am
FOXBOROUGH — Typically, when looking at the Patriots and how they start seasons, it’s looked at as just that — a starting point. By and large, Bill Belichick’s Patriots are historically slow starters and build up from there. If that is true for the 2019 season, look out NFL, this could get out of...
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Rob Bradford
September 09, 2019 - 2:57 am
When the subject of Dave Dombrowski's future with the Red Sox was broached the last few months it didn't seem cut-and-dried by any stretch of the imagination. Cases could be made for the president of baseball operations both staying and getting the boot. But in the end, this was far less...
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Rob Bradford
September 08, 2019 - 9:33 am
Sometimes we don't know the story behind the story when a player is stumbling a bit. Maybe there is an injury involved. Perhaps it's simply a mechanical rut. Or there might just be something that only the hitter understands. Mookie Betts had one of those things. The Red Sox outfielder has seemingly...
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Andy Hart
September 08, 2019 - 7:42 am
Antonio Brown is a Patriot. Relax and allow yourself to let that sink in. As you wake up for the first full day of NFL action of the year, no need to ponder the possibility that it was simply one of those feels-real-but-is-really-too-crazy-to-be-true Saturday night dreams. The All-Pro, future Hall...
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Ryan Hannable
September 07, 2019 - 1:04 pm
Sorry, everyone. This isn’t fantasy football or Madden where it’s all about collecting the best talent and putting them on the same team. This is real life and the National Football League, which is why Antonio Brown makes 0.0 sense for the New England Patriots . As everyone in the world is aware,...
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