Chung speaks: 'I feel good'


Chung speaks: 'I feel good'

FOXBORO -- Patriots safety Patrick Chung didn't say much while addressing the media in front of his locker after Thursday's practice at Gillette Stadium. But perhaps the mere fact that he agreed to speak with reporters was as positive a sign as any that he may be available for Saturday's game against the Miami Dolphins.

Chung (foot) returned to practice this week, and was listed as having "limited participation" on the Patriots' injury report on Wednesday. He hasn't played since Nov. 6 -- a Week 9 loss to the New York Giants -- and the Patriots have won their last six games, each of which Chung has missed.

He also hasn't spoken to the media in recent attempts.

"It feels awesome for me," said Chung. "I mean, I wasn't a part of it, but we win as a team, not individuals here."

Chung said, on Thursday, that he's been day-to-day since being out, and that he never had any thoughts about the injury being season-ending.

"Sometimes it feels good, sometimes it doesn't," said Chung.

When asked if his willingness to speak with reporters meant he'd be available for Saturday's game, Chung smiled and responded, "You can think what you want of that. But I feel good and I'm working hard."

Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team


Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina national team

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Lionel Messi says he is quitting Argentina's national team.

Argentina and Messi lost a final for the third year in a row, with Chile winning the Copa America 4-2 on penalty kicks following a 0-0 tie Sunday night.

His nation's career scoring leader with 55 international goals, Messi sent Argentina's first penalty kick over the crossbar.

Messi tells the Argentine network TyC Sports "the national team is over for me. It's been four finals, it's not meant for me. I tried. It was the thing I wanted the most, but I couldn't get it, so I think it's over."

Messi and Argentina lost to Brazil in the 2007 Copa final and to Germany in extra time in the 2014 World Cup final. They lost last year's Copa final to host Chile on penalty kicks.

The 29-year-old Messi has led Barcelona to four Champions League titles.

Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection


Perry's Patriots 53-man roster projection

With New England Patriots organized workouts finished until next month, Phil Perry puts together another 53-man roster projection.

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