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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.

Tom Brady, New England Patriots
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Alex Reimer
August 07, 2019 - 12:45 pm
The Patriots were able to give the best quarterback in league history a well-deserved raise for the upcoming season while not tying themselves to a 42-year-old pass-thrower for the long-term. On top of that, they gained some much-needed salary cap relief, perhaps opening up the door for a midseason...
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Charlie McAvoy Boston Bruins
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Matt Kalman
August 06, 2019 - 10:56 am
There are two ways the Bruins and restricted free agent Charlie McAvoy can end their current contract inertia and get the restricted free agent into the fold in time for training camp. Neither option will help the Bruins have salary-cap flexibility without making an additional move (especially once...
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Tom Brady, New England Patriots
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Ryan Hannable
August 05, 2019 - 3:41 pm
This is Tom Brady’s 20th year both in the NFL and with the Patriots . For the vast majority of those years, the quarterback has been the ultimate team player and company man. Brady has undoubtedly been the best quarterback in the game during the Patriots’ recent run of success, but his salaries...
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Alex Reimer
August 05, 2019 - 9:55 am
The Red Sox ’ woeful weekend in New York effectively ended their chance to offer any real championship defense, and even more embarrassingly, convince us to care about them. The passion for this grossly underachieving club should now match the intensity of a David Price meatball, served over the...
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Patriots wide receiver NKeal Harry
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Ryan Hannable
August 01, 2019 - 9:51 pm
FOXBORO — There was a popular show tune from the 1920s, “I’m just wild about Harry,” but a week into Patriots training camp not many people are wild about rookie wide receiver N’Keal Harry. It’s been an up-and-down first week of the summer for Harry with more downs than ups, but fortunately for him...
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Jim Hackett
August 01, 2019 - 9:01 pm
I had the opportunity to talk to baseball physicist, kinesiologist and overall pitching expert Bill “The Spaceman” Lee this week about the state of Chris Sale. As I suspected, when I called the Spaceman he had been scouting Sale closely for over a month which is exactly why I called him. He had a...
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Alex Reimer
August 01, 2019 - 3:23 pm
It’s been a summer of change at WEEI. For the first time in 20 years, Gerry Callahan is no longer waking up New England with rants about late baseball start times and the evils of the Clinton Crime Family ™. Greg Hill is now manning mornings on our humble sports station, taking him away from the...
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Rob Bradford
August 01, 2019 - 7:43 am
It took until after the midway point of his 25-minute press conference Wednesday afternoon to find the logical talking point. "This is our group," said Dave Dombrowski, "let's go." That should have been it. Definitive. Defiant. We think this team -- the one I constructed using the highest payroll...
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David Price
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Alex Reimer
July 31, 2019 - 1:48 pm
When Alex Cora arose from the Red Sox ’ dugout to pull David Price Tuesday following another scorching liner, Dennis Eckersley said the surly left-hander was “getting his lunch” in the inning. Eck could’ve said much worse, especially given how Price recently tried to smear his reputation over some...
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Alex Reimer
July 30, 2019 - 1:15 pm
The $240 million Red Sox just took three of four games from the vaunted Yankees and finally appear ready to mount a legitimate World Series defense. The only thing standing in their way is their dearth of good pitchers in the bullpen. We’re not asking for Mariano Rivera, but how about Edwin Diaz?...
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