FORT MYERS, Fla. Left fielder Carl Crawford, who has been slowed in his rehab from left wrist surgery in mid-January, is progressing. He was expected to swing in the batting cage, throw, and take 20 bunts today.
He feels really good about where he is right now, manager Bobby Valentine said. He thinks he could play in a game right now, if you talk to Carl. He feels that good. His wrist is no problem at all. And he has resided in the fact that there is a program that the medical staff has him on that hes going to stay on religiously. And hes been great with that.
When the Red Sox head north next week, the likelihood is that Crawford will stay in Fort Myers.
I did talk with him about it, Valentine said. Im probably thinking hes going to stay here. Stay where its warm as much as possible and get the most productive days in. Were working on staff that will be here with him.
Even for some of the nation's top athletes, confident 20-somethings with the rest of their (perhaps very lucrative) lives ahead of them, there's a feeling you just can't shake when Bill Belichick walks into the room.
"When you first meet him, you're scared," said Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan, per WBZ. "He's quizzing you. It's like a little test. But after you get done with the test, the quiz or whatever, drawing up the defense, it's pretty cool. They're real down to earth people. Really cool."
Belichick was spotted at Ohio State's pro day getting a closer look at McMillan and his teammates on Thursday. He then headed off to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Wolverines showcase Friday.
During various scouting trips across the country, the Patriots appear to be showing significant interest in the incoming class of linebackers. Belichick spent some extra time with Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham -- who's projected to be a first-rounder -- at his pro day. The team reportedly scheduled a meeting with a speedy linebacker from Cincinnati. And Matt Patricia caught up with Notre Dame linebacker James Onwualu once his workouts finished up on Thursday.
As for McMillan, the 6-2, 240-pounder was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten choice. He's instinctive, but there's some question as to whether or not he has the strength to hold up inside at the next level.
Tom E. Curran has Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports as a guest to discuss the Aaron Hernandez double homicide trial. Wetzel has been in the courtroom, and wrote this piece about the day Hernandez’s former friend Alexander Bradley testified in court.
After speaking with Wetzel, Curran has Tim Rohan of MMQB.com on to discuss his day with ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
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