WEEI was the first to report on air locally that the Yankees had reached a contract agreement with Jose Contreras, breaking the news at about 12:45 this afternoon. ESPN.com had posted the story about 15-20 minutes prior.

A couple of Rochester, NY reporters wonder which Drew Bledsoe will show up for the Bills in 2003. The MVP candidate of the first half of the season or the QB who struggled in leading to a 2-5 record thus far in the second half of the season. They get pretty harsh on Drew.

Len Pasquarelli of ESPN.com is reporting that the Patriots are one of three teams that are considering making a waiver claim on Deion Sanders to block him from joining the Raiders. They must do so by 4:00 if they’re going to. Hector Longo lists cornerback at the top of his critical needs for the Patriots. Bill Burt says the Patriots deserve a free pass this year. Del Jones examines the disappointing ending to the season.

Chaz Scoggins hands out the annual Mickey Kutts awards for most bizarre baseball injuries.