By: Ian Logue
The holiday weekend is over, and obviously this week will be spent following the team’s preparation toward the season opener this Sunday against the Cincinnati Bengals. As a programming note you’re going to see a lot of updates here going forward, as the regular season is here and it’s time to step things up a notch. You’ll see coverage from both here in New England as well as what’s going on from whatever opposing city, and we’ll keep things pretty busy for you. So be sure to check back often and bookmark the front page of PatsFans.com, because we’ll be doing our best to keep you as up to date as possible throughout the year. It should be a lot of fun.
Moving on to this morning’s headlines, it’s a short list thanks to the holiday, but here are today’s top stories:
The big story is obviously wide receiver Randy Moss, who told CBSSports.com that he’s disappointed that the team hasn’t reached out to him on a contract extension, and feels “not wanted” as he heads into his final season as a member of the Patriots.
Kirk Minihane of WEEI.com says that Moss isn’t necessarily wrong about the fact that the team should give him an extension, but he is about the timing of his statements.
Recently acquired Jarrad Page is ready to be a solid contributor here in New England, telling the Boston Globe he was excited to be here.
“When I heard the news I was coming out here, I was happy,’’ Page said. “Great football team, I’m just looking to contribute.’’
Mark Farinella of the Attleboro Sun Chronicle writes that both Kyle Love and Dane Fletcher are both glad to be here after both were cut, but later signed to the practice squad.
Another guy who was cut down was linebacker Tyrone McKenzie, with Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com reporting that after clearing waivers, McKenzie is back with the football team after being signed to the practice squad yesterday.
Christopher Price has a piece on Matthew Slater, who survived another cut down and is excited for this season.
WEEI.com has an article about the fact that once again the Indianapolis Colts are favorites to win it all, while Vegas isn’t quite as confident about the Patriots.
And finally, you’ve got to love those classy Jets fans. Thanks to a bunch of them a lawsuit has recently being filed over the fact that a teen had beers thrown her way along with her mother being punched for holding a “I love Tom Brady sign”. It’s definitely quite family friendly down there at the Meadowlands.
That’s it for this morning. I’m off to work, but as I said be sure to check back as we’ll have updates throughout the day. We’ll certainly have plenty more for you.