By: Ian Logue
A quick entry this morning after a big Celtics victory last night has them in the spotlight this morning here in New England, and unfortunately there’s not quite that many headlines this morning.
The Celtics are one game away from the NBA Championship after their win over the Lakers last night, and Chris Price of WEEI reports this morning that there were quite a few Patriots in attendence last night, with Patriots coach Bill Belichick there to support the team, as well as current players Wes Welker, Stephen Gostkowski and Pat Chung. Price also reports that former New England linebackers Tedy Bruschi and Larry Izzo were also in attendance.
As we know today and tomorrow are critical dates for Logan Mankins, as he’ll need to sign his tender offer or risk a severe pay cut. Mike Reiss of ESPN.com takes a look at a potential contract that could work for both sides.
WBRU out of Rhode Island takes the opposite stance, and feels Mankins run is over with the Patriots.
Jeff Howe of NESN.com takes a look at the wide receiver position, and looks at Julian Edelman’s transition from a ‘small school quarterback’ to NFL receiver.
Ian Rapoport reports that instead of holding its annual golf tournament, the Patriots Charitable Foundation is hosting an event called “Leadership Blitz” today. The event is interesting because from 8 a.m. until coach Belichick says they are dismissed, more than 100 of the people who donate the most to the team’s causes will live a day in the life of a Patriot.
The Patriot Ledger offers a terrific article this morning on Rob Ninkovich, who after jumping around in recent years is glad to have had the opportunity to spend the entire offseason in New England.
“I’ve been bouncing around a few teams my first few years and had a couple of injuries so it’s good to have a whole offseason in one spot, then OTAs (organized team activities), minicamp, and go into training camp,” said Ninkovich. “It’ll be a good thing.”
WHDH News (Channel 7) reports this morning that Tedy Bruschi attended the Health and Fitness Expo with an important message about knowing the warning signs of a stroke.
We’ll leave you with an interesting article by USA Today regarding former Patriot Richard Seymour’s team the Oakland Raiders, of which the article says that the Raiders have a reason to be optimistic this season.
That’s it for this morning. Hope everyone has a good day, and we’ll have more later on as it becomes available.