The Patriots had a busy few days, signing a number of free agents – safety Steve Gregory, receiver Anthony Gonzalez, defensive end Trevor Scott, Receiver Brandon Lloyd and tight end Daniel Fells. These signings, along with some re-signings and the deal with Jonathan Fanene earlier in the week give the Patriots some good depth and competition at some key spots. There could be more to come, but for now, this should quiet the masses calling for action.
Brandon Lloyd makes a big splash – Mike Reiss says that while some of the signings were for depth, Lloyd could be an impact player for the Patriots.
Lloyd gives Patriots a receiver with plenty of fight – Tom E Curran looks at one of Lloyd’s biggest pluses.
Sound Pats philosophy: Load the gun – Hector Longo says loading up for the stretch run of Tom Brady’s career is smart, and does some Felger-bashing (without naming Felger.)
Lloyd’s signing goes a long ways toward answering what ails Patriots – Glen Farley says that New England started free agency by “dinking and dunking” before going deep with Lloyd.
With deadline behind them, Celtics face uncertain future – Paul Flannery has the Celtics now dealing with the reality of their situation.
Celtics not aiming high for big help – Chris Forsberg says that the Celtics know that they aren’t likely to get much help on the buyout market.
Allen’s health maintained by changes in footwear – Jessica Camerato has a look at how the proper sized shoes have really helped Ray Allen’s career.
Celtics in dire need of rebound – Steve Bulpett’s notebook has Doc Rivers looking forward to the next three games.
Ray(s) of hope: The Red Sox’ starters’ new blueprint for success – Rob Bradford looks at whether the Red Sox starting pitchers can be more like Tampa’s.
Different signs of spring – Nick Cafardo has Tim Bogar learning from Bobby Valentine, whom he may replace some day.
Digging deep to halt a skid – Fluto Shinzawa says that the Bruins got some nice contributions in their shootout win over the Flyers on Saturday.
Bruins eyeing a clean Leafs sweep – Steve Conroy has the Bruins looking for a season sweep of the Maple Leafs tonight.