An update on the Craig Mustard/Larry Johnson absence on Saturday. A WEEI source tells me there was no suspension, Apparently Greg Dickerson made up the suspension bit as a joke. It was a convincing joke, as I received a couple dozen questions on the topic. Mustard had mentioned earlier, the previous week, I believe that his wife was going to deliver their second child this weekend, and Johnson was out of town.

Dan Pires had an article on Deion Branch this morning, as the Patriots wide receiver continues his transformation into one of the league’s top receivers. Chris Kennedy looks at the Patriots franchise as the envy of the league. Tom King has an article on kick returner Chad Morton, who hopes to get on the field soon and show what he can do. Tom Curran’s Blog entry for this afternoon looks at the release of Mr Irrelevant, Andy Stokes.

Christopher Young examines who are the “true” Red Sox on this year’s squad. Eric Wilbur examines the pitching woes of the Yankees.

NESN has announced that they’ve signed analyst Jerry Remy to an extension that will take him through the 2010 season.