Haynesworth, Ellis are a go vs. Giants

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Haynesworth, Ellis are a go vs. Giants

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran
FOXBORO - The great unveiling is upon us. Shane Vereen will take the field! And so, it appears, will Albert Haynesworth and Shaun Ellis. Haynesworth and Ellis could be tremendous addidtions to this Patriots defense. The 4-3 style the Patriots are transitioning to plays directly to Haynesworth's strengths and preferences. But the mercurial player hasn't yet been on the field for a game. By all indications, he's getting ready to play Thursday night against the Giants. Prediction? He will be a one-man wrecking crew in an effort to put his best foot forward (bad choice of words?) for his new coaches and Patriots fans.
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Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Brown apologizes for 'distraction' caused by Facebook Live video

Pittsburgh Steelers wideout Antonio Brown posted an apology on social media Tuesday night for his Facebook Live video that has caused a stir over the last few days.

"I let my emotions and genuine excitement get the best of me, and I wanted to share that moment with our fans," said Brown in a statement on his Twitter. ""It was wrong of me to do, against team and NFL policy, and I have apologized to Coach Tomlin and my teammates for my actions.

"I'm sorry to them for letting it become a distraction and something that they've had to answer questions about while we're preparing for a big game on Sunday."

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said on Tuesday that he has “absolutely no worries on the video's effect" on Sunday's game against the Patriots, but it was "selfish and inconsiderate" of his star wide receiver.

Brown could still be fined for violating the league's social-media policy. The policy states that players, coaches and football operations personnel are banned from using social media on game days 90 minutes before kickoff, during games, and before "traditional media interviews."