Pats' DL Wright should be good to go


Pats' DL Wright should be good to go

By Tom E. Curran

Mike Wright led the Patriots in sacks in 2010 with 5.5 of them. And that was despite missing the final six games of the regular season. Wright suffered a concussion against the Colts on November 21. It was bad enough to send him unsteadily off the field that day. It was bad enough to make it difficult for him to watch television for the next few weeks. But Wright is getting right. According to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald, a source close to the players says Wright made significant progress in overcoming the post-concussion trauma about a month ago. The source added, "He'll be completely ready to go for next year."As we approach the 2011 draft, it's important to know the status of Wright as the Patriots make their plans. And, as we spend our time poring over the guys at the top of the draft with the high grades and paragraphs of analysis after their names, it's also worth noting where Wright came from. Undrafted out of Cincinnati in 2005.

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NFL owners release statements on Trump comments


NFL owners release statements on Trump comments

President Donald Trump's comments about NFL players and his tweeted dis-invite of the Warriors led to some prominent athletes to speak out. Now NFL franchises and their owners are weighing in.

At a rally in Alabama on Friday night, Trump said NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he encouraged NFL fans to walk out of games in protest. 

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ’Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired,” Trump told the rally. 

He also lamented that football has become less violent.

“They’re ruining the game,” he complained.