2012 NFL Draft Live Blog: Talent remains for Pats


2012 NFL Draft Live Blog: Talent remains for Pats

FOXBORO - Back at it. Let us go.

7:52 P.M. -- Noteworthy players left on board as pick 48 and the Patriots looms. WR Rueben Randle. DT Devon Still. CB Brandon Boykin. Montana CB Trumaine Johnson. DT Al'ameda Ta'amu

7:46 P.M. -- Flurry of moves in the AFC East where our Mary Paoletti is on it. The Bills took Georgia tackle Cordy Glenn, the Dolphins took Stanford tackle Jonathan Martin and the Jets took field-stretcher Stephen Hill at 41, 42 and 43.

7:40 P.M. -- Janoris Jenkins goes to the Rams and head coach Jeff Fisher. Fisher once drafted Pacman Jones to Tennessee. And it didn't work out awesome.

7:06 P.M. -- A couple of good receivers announce that Brian Quick of Appalachian State is the leadoff man in second round. Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt announce the long, fast, strong dude.

6:56 P.M. -- "I get more nervous for his fights than my own football games." - Chandler Jones at press conference with New England media speaking about his brother, UFC champion Jon Bones Jones. He adds that he's always been a Patriots fan and that "words can't express" how he felt.

6:40 P.M. -- Spent a few minutes with Robert Kraft who told me the Patriot would likely be adding picks for Saturday and that Bill Belichick says that the draft is "rich" in the second and third rounds.

Celtics sign former Laker second-rounder Ryan Kelly

Celtics sign former Laker second-rounder Ryan Kelly

BOSTON – The Boston Celtics made one more roster move on Friday, but not the one many were anticipating.

Instead of trimming the training camp roster down to 15 players, the Celtics expanded it by signing Ryan Kelly.

The 6-foot-11 forward appeared in six games for the Atlanta Hawks during the preseason, averaging 4.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

A former second round pick of the Los Angeles Lakers in 2013, Kelly has appeared in 147 games with career averages of 6.5 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

Boston already has a stacked roster at the power forward/center position, which is why they decided to waive second round pick and former Providence College star Ben Bentil earlier on Friday.

The addition of Kelly, on the surface at least, doesn't make a lot of sense.

But the Celtics are trying to build a team for the present while keeping an eye on the future.

When the Celtics waived Bentil, they did so with the knowledge that he was unlikely to sign with their Development League affiliate, the Maine Red Claws.

But with Kelly, the veteran big man will likely wind up with the Red Claws which will allow the Celtics to get a closer look at him without impacting their roster status which is currently at 16, one above the league-maximum.

The final roster spot will come down to James Young and R.J. Hunter. The Celtics have until 5 p.m. Monday to make a decision, a decision that team officials have repeatedly said in recent days will come down to the wire.