Belichick on Gronkowski: 'I don't have anything'

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Belichick on Gronkowski: 'I don't have anything'

The Patriots have a short week to prepare for their Thanksgiving game against the Jets, but on Monday, New England's tight ends were the focus.

Bill Belichick's conference call was all of two minutes old before the first question came.

Is there any update on Rob Gronkowski and his broken forearm?

"I don't really have anything," New England's coach said. "Our medical people are looking at all the players today when they come in, trying to assess their situations as they always do on Monday. I'll catch up with them."

There's been debate by fans and analysts alike about whether or not Gronkowski should have even been on the field when the injury occurred. At the time, New England had scored yet again to go up on the Colts. Gronkowski was in to block on the extra point.

Belichick was asked why the invaluable tight end was out there.

"It's one of his roles and jobs of the game," Belichick said.

Mention of Gronkowski's consistent spot on the injury report thanks to a hip injury did little to inspire regret in the coach. Special teams is serious business.

"It's an important job, whoever does it," Belichick concluded.

He had just as much information to offer regarding Aaron Hernandez, who's been struggling to get over a Week 2 ankle injury. At least one report has Hernandez returning for Thursday's Jets game.

Belichick wouldn't touch it.

"I don't know," Belichick said. "We'll see what players are playing probably later on in the week. We think we'll be able to project what they do in practice. We take it day by day."

Thursday's Red Sox-Angels lineups: Sox kick off road trip with Price

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Thursday's Red Sox-Angels lineups: Sox kick off road trip with Price

The Boston Red Sox send David Price (9-7, 4.51 ERA) to the mound to kick of their long road trip against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.

The Angels will counter with righty Jered Weaver (8-8, 5.32 ERA).

The lineups:

RED SOX

Mookie Betts RF
Dustin Pedroia 2B
Xander Bogaerts SS
David Ortiz DH
Hanley Ramirez 1B
Jackie Bradley Jr. CF
Travis Shaw 3B
Sandy Leon C
Brock Holt LF

David Price LHP

ANGELS
Yunel Escobar 3B
Kole Calhoun RF
Mike Trout CF
Albert Pujols DH
Jefry Marte 1B
Andrelton Simmons SS
Jett Bandy C
Gregorio Petit LF
Johnny Giavotella 2B

Jered Weaver RHP

Garoppolo: Make the best of this opportunity as starting QB

Garoppolo: Make the best of this opportunity as starting QB

Jimmy Garoppolo, who will start the first four weeks, talks to the media today about trying to take advantage of the opportunity.