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Woody reflects on Terry Glenn (0:54)
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Pats' offensive machine keeps chugging

Tom Brady is a year older, and Julian Edelman hasn't played a snap, but New England's offense looks about as good as it did at this point last season.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

The Red Sox have added left-hander Jalen Beeks and righties Chandler Shepherd and Ty Buttrey to the 40-man roster to protect them from being eligible for the Rule 5 Draft. The Sox's 40-man roster is now at capacity.

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Streaking Celtics exceeding expectations (1:43)
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Remembering Terry Glenn

Glenn came out of nowhere to become an All-American at Ohio State as a junior, on his way to being a top-10 pick by the Patriots. He tallied 8,823 receiving yards and 44 TDs for three different NFL teams, with one of those scores being Tom Brady's first career TD pass.

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Is Jones following Kraft's lead on Goodell battle? (1:51)
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Finding the best spot for Giancarlo Stanton

Dave Dombrowski has made this kind of franchise-altering slugger acquisition in the past, so it wouldn't be out of character. But here's an issue: Not a single Red Sox player under 30 is locked up past the 2019 season.

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6hGreg Wyshynski

Chara a towering influence on young Bruins blueliners

For two decades, Zdeno Chara has been one of the NHL's most dominating and intimidating defensemen. Now Boston's 40-year-old captain is sharing his accumulated wisdom as a mentor to Charlie McAvoy, the 19-year-old rookie skating alongside him.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Even though they already held the No. 1 spot in FPI's rankings, the Eagles improved their FPI rating more than anyone else this week after blowing out the Cowboys. The ratings for the Chargers, Ravens, Vikings and Patriots also were upgraded by more than a point following their respective performances yesterday. Remember, FPI isn't describing what has happened but is rating team strength going forward.

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Belichick thanks Air Force Academy for hospitality (0:46)
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Brady, Belichick break down long toss to Cooks (0:34)
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Belichick honored after moving past Landry (0:51)
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Gronk demonstrates his Spanish knowledge (0:26)