Brady, Garnett highlight locals in Forbes 100

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Brady, Garnett highlight locals in Forbes 100

Four local sportsmen have made Forbes' list of The 100 Highest Paid Athletes. And sorry, Bruins, your team is the only Boston bunch without a representative.

Tom Brady and Logan Mankins of the Patriots, Kevin Garnett of the Celtics and Carl Crawford of the Red Sox all made the top 100.

Brady is listed at 28th as he makes 23.1 million in salary and another 4 million in endorsements.

From Forbes:
In 2012, Brady became just the second quarterback after John Elway to lead his team to five Super Bowls. His quest for a fourth win ended in defeat at the hands of the New York Giants. Brady signed a four-year, 72 million contract extension with the New England Patriots in 2010 that runs through 2014. The seven-time Pro Bowler has endorsement deals with Under Armour and UGGs.

Oddly enough, Mankins is tied for 51st with former Patriot Richard Seymour. Mankins makes 21.9 million including 100,000 in endorsements, though it's unclear what he's endorsing.

Peyton Manning is the NFLs highest-paid player, and 10th overall on the list, with earnings of 42.4 million. Other NFLers listed ahead of Brady: Mario Williams, Sam Bradford, Darrelle Revis and Charles Johnson (Carolina).

Garnett made 17.1 million from the Celtics last year, with another 4 million coming to him by way of endorsements, making him the 57th on Forbes list.

The Big Ticket has earned 291 million in salary during his -- 16-year career -- second all-time only to Shaquille ONeal, the list says. Off the court, the ticket is smaller, with just 4 million a year from endorsements.

Crawford rounds out the list of locals in the top 100 at No. 98. He signed a seven-year, 142 million contract with the Red Sox in December of 2010. He makes 16.8 million in salary with another 150,000 in endorsements.

Pedroia doesn't have MRI, still listed as day-to-day with ankle/knee soreness

Pedroia doesn't have MRI, still listed as day-to-day with ankle/knee soreness

Three weeks into the season, health has dominated the conversation with the Red Sox. And it’s much more than just the flu.

A scheduled off-day Monday brought something resembling an update for three players worth roughly $63 million in salary.

Dustin Pedroia, Orioles peacemaker, was examined at Massachusetts General Hospital and remains day-to-day because of left ankle and left knee soreness. He did not undergo an MRI, with his condition apparently good enough that the team felt it was unnecessary -- even though the message delivered on Sunday by manager John Farrell was that the Sox wanted to rule everything out.

Pedroia hasn’t played since he was spiked by Manny Machado on Friday in Baltimore.

Pablo Sandoval, at some point Monday, was slated to have an MRI after spraining his right knee Sunday. A further evaluation is to come Tuesday, so his status remains unclear.

David Price, meanwhile, threw a 45-pitch bullpen at Fenway Park on his long journey back from a left elbow strain. There were simulated inning breaks and, naturally, what’s next is still to be seen. Facing hitters shouldn’t be too far away, Farrell has suggested.

Bills decline to match Patriots offer to RB Mike Gillislee

Bills decline to match Patriots offer to RB Mike Gillislee

The Patriots have themselves another "big back" option for 2017. 

The Bills announced that they have opted not to match the restricted free agent offer sheet that New England made to Mike Gillislee last week. That means the 5-foot-11, 219-pounder is now a member of the Patriots. Buffalo had until 4 p.m. on Monday to match.

Gillislee was reportedly extended an offer sheet by the Patriots that is worth $6.4 million and $4 million in the first year. The Bills had the cap space to match the offer, but with LeSean McCoy already atop their depth chart, the price tag may have been too rich for them to choose to hold onto the 26-year-old.

Because Gillislee was given the original-round tender by the Bills, the Patriots will send Buffalo a fifth-round pick as compensation. That gives Bill Belichick and Nick Caserio six picks in this weekend's draft: two thirds, a fourth, a fifth, a sixth and a seventh.

Gillislee joins Rex Burkhead, Dion Lewis, James White, Brandon Bolden and DJ Foster on the running back depth chart in New England.