Donato nets 1st career goal for Boston (0:16)

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Is Marcus Smart confident he'll be back in playoffs? "I am confident ... I'm real real real excited and eager to get back out there, whenever that is. Hopefully sooner than later." It was Smart and Gordon Hayward working out together today at Celtics facility. Said Smart: "I got a workout partner."

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

The Patriots have released veteran LB Shea McClellin with a failed physical designation, ESPN's Field Yates reports. McClellin missed the entire 2017 season (concussion), as he had been one of the team's designated-to-return players on injured reserve but remained on IR after experiencing a setback upon his return to practice. Because of that, McClellin wasn't projected to be a big part of the Patriots' 2018 plans.

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16hScott Lauber

Kimbrel returns after baby daughter's surgery

Craig Kimbrel rejoined the Boston Red Sox on Monday after his infant daughter, Lydia Joy, underwent heart surgery in Boston. "She's in a good, comfortable place for me to be down here," he said. "If she wasn't, I wouldn't be here."

Will the 'Patriot Way' withstand offseason turnover? (1:16)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

In addition to free-agent OT Cameron Fleming visiting the Cowboys, fellow free-agent OT LaAdrian Waddle is also expected to visit Dallas, according to ESPN Cowboys reporter Todd Archer. Waddle, who has been with the Patriots since Dec. 16, 2015, had been in Foxborough late last week. With the Patriots' left tackle spot their biggest question mark, re-signing Fleming and/or Waddle would another layer of depth – but other teams are now interested.

What does Big Papi miss the most about the game? (1:08)

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

RB Jeremy Hill's 1-year deal with the Patriots has a $1 million base salary, and includes a $150,000 signing bonus. He can earn an additional $300,000 in roster bonuses, and has a $50,000 workout bonus.

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1dChris Forsberg

Ainge clarifies 'setback' reference on Hayward

Danny Ainge sought to clarify his comments on Gordon Hayward having a "setback" a month and a half ago in his rehab from a fractured ankle, saying that wasn't accurate and perhaps too strong a word.

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