The Patriots officially announced the re-signing of linebacker Junior Seau this morning. The 40-year-old linebacker will join the Patriots for his fourth season with the team.
Shalise Manza Young and Ian R. Rapoport have a look at Seau returning once again to the only club he said that he would play for. Mark Farinella has more on Seau set to begin his 20th season in the NFL. Andy Vogt has more on Seau.
Brendon Rosenau continues Patriots Daily’s celebration of the 50th season of the Patriots with a look at the 1985 team.
Kerry Byrne says that Bill Belichick has lost his mojo on defense. Michael Vega has Patriots defensive coordinator Dean Pees saying that his unit needs to improve. Rapoport has Pees particularly critical of the long drives the defense allowed. Glen Farley has Stephen Gostkowski moving on from his missed kick.
Vega’s notebook has more on the return of Seau. Young’s Patriots journal has Bill Belichick happy to have Jerod Mayo back out on the field. Rapoport’s notebook has some positive injury news on Matt Light.
Sean McAdam examines the lack of progress this year on a new deal for Jason Bay, and whether Bay might be headed elsewhere. He looks at some candidates for the Red Sox to sign if they can’t get a deal done with Bay. Johnny Damon? Rob Bradford looks at what lies ahead for these Patriots. Lenny Megliola says that a once promising season ended in disappointment for the Red Sox.
Joe McDonald says that Rocco Baldelli’s stint with the Red Sox might’ve been a one-and-done. Michael Silverman says that the Red Sox future is very bright, with a number of potential stars in the minors. John Tomase has Clay Buchholz looking forward to being a full time member of the rotation in 2010. Mike Fine says that Buchholz found himself this season. Nick Cafardo says that the Red Sox and Daisuke Matsuzaka might finally be on the same page.
Mark Farinella’s pal, the Voice of Doom had a great time on Sunday.
Bill Ballou has the ever-quotable J.P. Ricciardi back home in West Bolyston and looking for work.
Silverman’s notebook has Billy Wagner considering retirement.
Mark Murphy has rookie Lester Hudson fitting right in with his veteran teammates. Frank Dell’Apa has Rajon Rondo putting on a show last night. Jim Fenton has Glen Davis back with the Celtics after a frustrating summer of inactivity on the free agent market. Paul Doyle has Ray Allen and the Celtics returning to the Hartford Civic Center tonight. Murphy’s notebook has the Celtics putting together a reserved win.