Sources: McCourty suffers separated shoulder

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Sources: McCourty suffers separated shoulder

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Patriots will never say how badly he's hurt -- they'll barely admit that he's even hurt -- but sources told CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran that cornerback Devin McCourty suffered a separated shoulder when he was run into by teammate Sterling Moore in the second quarter while breaking up a pass intended for Plaxico Burress.

McCourty missed the rest of the game, and will probably be sidelined indefinitely. Curran said the degree of separation, which will determine how long McCourty will be out, probably won't be known for a day or two.

"Not great news," Curran told Michael Felger on 'Sports Sunday', "because you don't want to run Antwaun Molden out there every week as your shutdown guy at cornerback."

What good news there is for the Pats: Next week's opponent, the Kansas City Chiefs, may be without starting quarterback Matt Cassel (who was injured in the team's loss to Denver), which could reduce the pressure on the team's depleted secondary.

Pro Football Talk: Ex-Patriot Jamie Collins close to re-signing with Browns

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Pro Football Talk: Ex-Patriot Jamie Collins close to re-signing with Browns

The Browns are close to finalizing a multi-year contract with former Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins, CBS Sports reported Thursday.

The report said “significant progress” has been made between the sides and that the deal will be done by the weekend.

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Trump wishes Kraft good luck, says Brady called to congratulate him

Trump wishes Kraft good luck, says Brady called to congratulate him

President-elect Donald Trump made sure to thank a few of his supporters from New England -- particularly those at 1 Patriot Place -- during a speech on the eve of his inauguration to the nation's highest office. 

Patriots chairman and CEO Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady all earned shout-outs from Trump. Kraft was one of many Trump donors present for a dinner at Washington, DC's Union Station, where he was singled out by the soon-to-be-president. 

"In the audience we have somebody that's under no pressure whatsoever because he's got a great quarterback named Tom Brady and a great coach named Belichick: Bob Kraft," Trump said. "Good luck, Bob.

"Your friend Tom Brady just called. He feels good. He called to congratulate us. He feels good. Good luck. You're going to do great."

Trump gave one extra nod to Belichick, who he says taught him to out-work his competition. 

"I out-worked everybody," Trump said. "I think I out-worked anyone who ever ran for office. I learned that from Belichick."